Gear

Anything to do with photographic gear, such as bodies - see also Lens.

Subal Underwater Housing for Leica M

Underwater housing maker Subal is set to release an underwater housing for the Leica M. The price is €5,500 ($6,146 USD). No technical information is available at this point, but from a recent Facebook post state "SUBAL at the 47th BOOT Show in Dusseldorf announces proudly the new system of the LEICA M housing. This housing allows you to use Leica lenses, Voigtländer lenses and many others with Leica M bayonett with the Subal port system. Also the great thing is that it is usable with Nikonos lenes without any ports. So you can use underwater corrected lenses in their full quality." Read more below for details!

ExperimentalOptics 50mm f/0.75 M Lens Kickstarter

There is a new Kickstarter project by ExperimentalOptics for a 50mm f/0.75 lens for Leica M cameras! It works on full frame as well as mirrorless bodies (through any necessary adapters). They are being produced by De Oude Delft, a highly acclaimed optics company from the Netherlands and have been able to secure a very small batch of these very rare lenses – in pristine condition. They are able to fit them with an M mount bayonet, though there is no rangefinder coupling. Read more below for details!

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New Lomo Jupiter 3+ Art Lens (1.5/50)

Many folks might recall (fondly or not) an affair with the Russian Jupiter lenses. Lomography today has announced a new Jupiter 3+ Art Lens (1.5/50) - a resurrection of the original Russian Jupiter 3 lens, "exuding the same elegance and classic compact design as its predecessor." It is handcrafted by Zenit, the same factory in Russia where the original lens was born. The redesigned lens is equipped with an LTM screw mount and comes with an M mount adapter. The results are said to be "phenomenal—expect crystal-clear sharpness, natural colors and a beautiful, dreamy bokeh." Limited quantities are available on a first-come, first served basis for $649 USD. Read more below for details!

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Shoot The Elements with the Leica X-U

Watch the COOPH team demonstrate some inspirational photography tips and ideas on shooting the elements using the new Leica X-U (Type 113)!


Leica Announces X-U (Type 113) Camera

Today Leica Camera AG has announced a long-rumored camera, the Leica X-U (Type 113). It's waterproof, dustproof and shockproof - with a 35mm equivalent lens in front of a 16MP APS-C sensor. Read more below for details and specifications!

Leica SL Firmware v1.2 Announced

Leica Camera has today released firmware v1.2 for the Leica SL (Type 601) camera. It promises improved image quality as well as that of the viewfinder, along with a handful of other updates. Well worth checking out. Read more below for details!

AMS Acquires CMOSIS

You may recall, almost exactly two years ago - TA Associates acquired CMOSIS - the company that makes the sensor in the Leica M (Type 240). The news today is that AMS has now completed the acquisition of CMOSIS. Read more below for details!

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