Submitted by Double Negative on December 20, 2013 - 8:44am
Leica Camera teamed up with the Miami Street Photography Festival to help bring back photography into Art Basel Miami. Featured events included portraits by Mark Mann with the Leica S-System and workshops with the Leica Akademie. Art Basel Miami was held on December 3 - December 8, 2013.
Submitted by Double Negative on December 10, 2013 - 8:35am
Submitted by Double Negative on December 9, 2013 - 5:32pm
Jon Fauer over at Film & Digital Times is reporting that the newest Leica cine lenses, the Summicron-C, are now available. Similar to the still camera lenses, the new Summicron-C lenses are T2.0 while the existing Summilux-C lenses are T1.4. This first release consists of six lenses (18, 25, 35, 50, 75 and 100mm) and will grow to ten (adding 21, 29, 40, and 135mm). The Summicron-C lenses are about 30% shorter and 20% lighter than the Summilux-C... Which is pretty impressive. Read more below for details.
Submitted by Double Negative on December 9, 2013 - 4:25pm
CPT Rental Inc. based out of Long Island City, NY is reporting that $500K USD worth of Leica Summilux-C (cine) lenses were stolen off of a shoot being conducted by Doug Emmet in Los Angeles on Sunday, December 1, 2013. The incident is currently being investigated by detective Craig Marquez of the LAPD (case # 13022294) and can be reached at (213) 484-3479. The FBI is also involved. Any information or tips would be greatly appreciated. Read more below for lenses and serial numbers.
Submitted by Double Negative on December 9, 2013 - 9:57am
Quick news item - Leica has released an update to their Image Shuttle app supporting the Leica M (Type 240) at v2.2. It is available for download in the Leica Owners' Area of the site.
Submitted by Double Negative on December 9, 2013 - 9:11am
In a story over on City A.M. (London's first free daily business newspaper) it is reported that the UK division of Leica Camera has reported a slowdown in sales over the last year, despite rolling out the Leica M (Type 240), a flagship camera. They've reported a 12% dip in turnover for the year ending March 2013, to £13m ($21.3M USD) from £14.9m ($24.4M USD) a year ago. This fed into a 16% fall in gross profits and smaller profits before tax of £561,000 ($918,974 USD) for the year, according to accounts. “In September 2012, Leica launched the new M camera. Several months were required to consolidate production supplies leading to some loss of sales momentum, however, strong M camera sales are now returning,” it said. Leica UK declined to comment.