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!
Submitted by Double Negative on June 26, 2015 - 10:28am
In an article over on Germany's ColorFoto website, there's a discussion by "Leica on the future of sensor technology" (in German). A lot of interesting bits on the sensor of the M and using both R lenses and classic M lenses on it, some CMOS vs. CCD and even the future of the S system. Well worth checking out. Read more below for translation!
Submitted by Double Negative on June 18, 2015 - 10:39am
Not a whole lot for Leica shooters, but a few notable things. First is the addition of a lens profile for the Voigtlander VM 15mm f4.5 Super Wide Heliar III Aspherical lens. More generic, but nice - new features include both Dehaze and Local White and Black Adjustment Sliders. You can see all the new stuff in the Lightroom Journal post "Camera Raw 9.1 is now available" and specifically the Dehaze feature on the Adobe Blog. To update, use the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6 and Creative Cloud app.