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Top 10 Tips for Optimizing Photos in Lightroom

Tim Grey shares his top ten tips for making the most of your photos using Lightroom. You’ll gain insights into an approach that can help improve your image-optimization workflow, and how to make use of tools beyond what Lightroom’s Develop module offers. You’ll learn how to optimize the quality of your photos through adjustments that remove noise, chromatic aberration, and perspective distortions. And you’ll learn some techniques for exploring creative interpretations of your photos as well.


New England Photo Walk - Portsmouth

If you're in certain circles of the Leica community, you may have heard of London Walk, a.k.a. LNDNWLK (which one of our Exposure photographers, Johnny Patience put together). Spun off of the huge success behind it, comes the first New England Photo Walk - and is coming May 15, 2015 to Portsmouth, NH! Walk, talk, shoot then pop into a pub for a few beers! As luck would have it, this event is also being put together by a past Exposure photographer, valued friend and contributor to La Vida Leica, Ray Larose! Both Richard Photo Lab and Hunt’s Photo & Video will be supporting this event! We're spreading the word - so if you're able, go and check it out!

More Leica M8 Love to Share

Our article posted yesterday, called "The Leica M8 Can Still Find Love" proved to be rather popular! The digital Leica M8 that started it all in 2006. How many of you started with one? Today we're going to share a little more of that love with some blasts from the past. For starters, check out this original Leica M8 brochure! Some interesting stuff to be found in there, including the weight of individual components. Remember that Leica M8 tear down from about a year ago? Here's another nice piece, which premiered at Photokina 2008 on September 22 (and one we shared long ago) - featuring Wim Wenders.

The Leica M8 Can Still Find Love!

After years of looking at rangefinders and shooting Fuji gear... Calogero Randazzo happened to rent a Leica M8.2 recently, along with Voigtländer 35mm and Leica 50mm Summicron lenses. Naturally, he discovered the joys of the build quality, the manual focusing experience and connection to his subjects. The image quality in both color and monochrome impressed as well. To make a long story short, he ended up selling his Fuji gear and buying the Leica M8.2, 28mm Elmarit and 50mm Summicron! Read more of his discovery in his blog post, "Hello Leica M8." Of course, we've been saying that the M8 is still a good choice for years...

The Image quality is stunning. First I thought, 10 MB and a 9 year old CCD sensor without an AA filter can´t be that good. In digital that is a really ancient sensor…

Leica Trade-up Program for M9/M9-P/M-E

Late last year, in a huge story on sensor corrosion that we covered here (and shared by over 30 sites worldwide), Leica publicly acknowledged the issue with some of the CCD sensors used in the M9, M9-P, M-E, and M Monochrom cameras, where corrosion (in the form of spots) may appear in images. They began replacing the defective sensors free of charge, and will continue to do so. A trade-up program was also mentioned, and now Leica has made official a trade-up offer allowing those with affected cameras to move up to either the Leica M (Type 240) or the M-P (Type 240). Read more below for details...

Leica M Video - A Forlorn Feature?

One of the big ticket items as far as features went, when Leica introduced the Leica M (Type 240) camera back in 2012 - was the all-new CMOS sensor, which among other things - allowed for shooting video with the new camera. Why not? Most cameras these days allow for shooting video, even if it's a pitiful afterthought or a freebie. Read more below!

New Leica M-E and Summarit Set

Leica has announced a special new set which provides an "affordable" entry into the world of Leica M photography. The set consists of the Leica M-E camera, and both the Summarit-M 50mm f/2.5 and Summarit-M 75mm f/2.5 lenses. Purchasing these items individually would cost $8,895 USD ($8,395 USD until March 31, 2015 when Leica’s promotion on M ($750) and lenses ($250) ends). This set is available for $6,500 USD, a savings of $2,395 USD!

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