Content having to do with digital photography.

New Leica "CCDgate" Scandal Afoot?

Since as early as 2010, users have reported issues with "spots on the sensor" of their Leica M9 cameras (which only came out the previous year on September 9, 2009 - 9/9/9). While this is nothing new when it comes to digital photography, these "spots" seem to be of a more nefarious origin... So-called "corrosion of the sensor cover glass" as explained by Leica Camera AG marketing person J.J. Viau. There also seems to be some confusion or misinformation regarding the cleaning of these sensors. The impact is far-reaching, affecting the Leica M9, M9-P, M-E and M Monochrom cameras - the former two are now discontinued, but the latter two are still in production - and all use the same sensor, more or less. The message seems to be, whether or not you're wet cleaning your sensors - you could be on your own. Read more below for details and updates!

CMOSIS Company Introduction Video

The Belgium-based CMOSIS company "introduction video" - they make the sensor used in the Leica M (Type 240). Read more about the technical details if you're interested. You may recall their recent acquisition by TA Associates.

DxOMark Tests the Leica T (Type 701)

DxOMark published their test results for the Leica T (Type 701) camera:

With an overall DxOMark Sensor Score of 75, the Leica T ranks 71st on the DxOMark database for all camera sensors and 32nd for all cameras featuring an APS-C-sized sensor. Closer analysis of the three sub-scores indicates that Dynamic Range and ISO are slightly stronger aspects of sensor performance. A Dynamic Range score of 12.7 EVs and Low Light ISO score of 1082 come in at 63rd and 57th place, respectively, whereas a slightly weaker result of 23 bits for Color Depth impacts the Leica T’s overall performance.

Leica M ($750) and Lenses ($250) Off in US/CA

The Leica M (Type 240) is now $750 off and many M lenses $250 off in the U.S.A. and Canada! Adorama has the prices posted for the M in silver and black, B&H in silver and black and Leica Store Miami in silver and black. The special runs from November 15, 2014 through January 31, 2015! Expect more to follow suit. Read more below for details and links on these deals, as well as an important update!

Leica X "Edition Moncler"

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.

Kodak - Booyah!

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!