Submitted by Double Negative on February 12, 2015 - 9:17am
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…
Submitted by Double Negative on February 5, 2015 - 6:49am
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...
Submitted by Double Negative on February 3, 2015 - 2:39pm
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Submitted by Double Negative on January 5, 2015 - 4:09pm
Through multiple sources, we have confirmed that a Lenny Kravitz edition camera is
coming now official (see below), and will drop in February. We don't know much more at this point, other than it will likely be a brass/brassed finish and nowhere near as cool as the Leica MP pictured below. He is of course, a Leica shooter and published a book called "Flash" which you can pre-order. Read more below for updates and photos!
Submitted by Double Negative on January 3, 2015 - 2:13pm
A new Leica M (Type 240) limited edition camera was announced in Japan for the Map Camera 20th anniversary. It is finished in silver (chrome) with a "Capri Blue" leather, with the classic "Leica" logo script engraved up top as well as "20th Anniversary Map Camera" under the shutter release. Only 20 pieces will be produced. Shipping will start in January, 2015. Price is ¥1,047,600 ($8,700 USD). Read more below for additional images!
Submitted by Double Negative on December 22, 2014 - 3:22pm
Phase One has just released Capture One Pro v8.1. Besides a healthy amount of new features, camera and lens support and bug fixes - of special interest to Leica shooters is "Improved support for Leica T." You can pick up Capture One Pro from Adorama, B&H and Amazon for $299 USD. Read more below for full list of changes!