Submitted by Double Negative on October 15, 2014 - 6:28am
Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, in cooperation with Moncler, created a special limited edition Leica X "Edition Moncler." United by the shared values of both brands, premium quality and workmanship - combines for the Leica X "Edition Moncler" aesthetics and technology in a distinctive look. Combining high quality leather trim, in the tricolor color blue-white-red (a tribute to the French roots of Moncler) and the silver version of the Leica X - an eye-catcher and a must-have - for the fashion conscious and photography lovers alike. The price is 2,450 € ($3,100 USD) and limited to 1,500 pieces worldwide. Read more below for details.
Submitted by Double Negative on October 4, 2014 - 12:03am
This is actually an older video (from at least 2006) but that actually makes it funnier today... Or sadder, depending on how you look at it. Enjoy this "Kodak moment(TM)." Read more below!
Submitted by Double Negative on September 25, 2014 - 10:41am
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've surely noticed that "retro is in" when it comes to the latest hot cameras. Case in point, the Fujifilm X series of cameras. NBC News suggests, perhaps rightly so - that Leica is largely behind that trend. Of course, they also point out that "Leica cameras, [are seemingly] relegated to use only by the wealthy or dedicated camera aficionados." Still, it's an interesting look at this new trend. Read more in the NBC News article, "Dialing it Back: Camera Makers Prize Retro 35mm Look."
Rarely, that is, except in Leicas, which have been using this general look and feel for decades. Its rangefinders are iconic, having been used by some of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.
Submitted by Double Negative on September 25, 2014 - 10:04am
Submitted by Double Negative on September 23, 2014 - 8:28am
Ollie Baker, who has made previous Frankencameras has started a Kickstarter project to fund his latest project - to develop an easy and reversible digital conversion on a Leica M3, utilizing the sensor of a Sony A7:
I will be placing a digital sensor within the M3 with all the circuitry and electronics it requires to work. The sensor will probably be from the Sony NEX-5 but if I can get enough funding I will try to use the the full frame Sony A7. I am planning to make two models, one with a the camera's LCD for viewing photos and adjusting settings, and the other with only an ISO dial.
Submitted by Double Negative on September 16, 2014 - 9:04am
While not so much a "new" camera, Leica today at Photokina 2014 has announced a refresh and renaming of the current Leica S (Type 006) camera, now called the Leica S-E (Type 006). It offers an ideal entry-level model for Leica S medium-format system. The camera provides practically all technical advantages of the Leica S (Type 006) and presents an attractive alternative within the Leica S-System. The new colour scheme, with a top deck in anthracite grey paint and a silver anodised shutter speed dial, adds even more to its attraction. Read more below for details!