Submitted by Double Negative on October 13, 2015 - 11:37am
Leica camera has released version 1.1 of their Leica Q app for iPhones and iPads which adds support for iOS9; something that has been an issue for some people that have upgraded.
Submitted by Double Negative on October 6, 2015 - 11:54am
Adobe has released Lightroom CC 2015.2 and Lightroom 6.2, along with Adobe Camera Raw 9.2! This release adds a bevy of new features, takes a bunch away, adds camera and lens profiles for some Leica gear - and comes with a big caveat for Apple Mac OS X El Capitan users. In fact, Adobe recommends that these users do not upgrade yet. Read more below for details and download links!
Submitted by Double Negative on September 26, 2015 - 8:30pm
Submitted by Double Negative on September 23, 2015 - 11:05am
Leica will be holding a "Das Wesentliche" event on October 20, 2015. This is when they'll typically announce one of more new products - as they have in the past. This event is not open to the public; it's invite only. We expect to see a new Leica X-U (Type 113) or M-like camera to be announced. There's also talk of a Leica Q (Type 116) camera with interchangeable lenses. Though we're not betting on that. Leica has already stated that if the Leica Q proves popular (which admittedly, it has) then they will consider releasing it in other focal lengths. There's been no talk of an interchangeable lens version that we're aware of. Read more below for details!
Submitted by Double Negative on August 26, 2015 - 10:28am
Announced nearly a year ago the Leica S (Type 007) medium format camera is finally set to arrive in September of this year (next month). Granted, the original plans called for a "Spring 2015" release - so technically it's only half a year late. In terms of digital camera lifespan, that's not a short amount of time... Read more below!
Submitted by Double Negative on August 17, 2015 - 11:02am
EISA has awarded the Leica Q (Type 116) camera the "European Premium Camera of 2015-2016." They write, "The Leica Q is a hugely impressive camera that combines state-of-the-art technology with traditional design. The 28mm wide-angle lens is incredibly sharp and the fast electronic shutter, means you can shoot wide open at f/1.7 even in bright sunlight. The 24-million-pixel full frame sensor gives superb image quality, even at high ISO settings, and the traditional control dials give intuitive shooting. The 3.7M-dot electronic viewfinder pairs well with the smoothly-damped focus ring for manual focusing, while the touchscreen makes autofocusing away from the centre of the frame easy. These elements all combine to make the Q the best digital camera Leica has yet made, despite its high price." Read more below for video!
Submitted by Double Negative on July 14, 2015 - 10:46am
Perhaps you shouldn't be surprised that Leica cameras appear in lists of "the most expensive cameras." But there's so many things wrong with that. Consumer... Professional... Or special purpose, like the Hubble Space Telescope? Well, it must be that time of year again, as Insider Monkey (a financial trading site, actually) has compiled a list of the "11 Most Expensive Digital Cameras." So take this article with a grain of salt (or three)... As Leica appears not once, not twice - but four times on this list!