Submitted by Double Negative on April 30, 2015 - 8:55am
Submitted by Double Negative on April 29, 2015 - 4:20pm
Exclusive La Vida Leica news! Earlier we mentioned a New Leica product on May 1, 2015. At first we thought it was likely to be the new Leica Q (Type 116) according to all current info we had received, but like anything in the rumor business - things change, often quickly. We got some last-minute intel and confirmation from multiple sources - and now know what that is... Turns out that it will be the new Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) after all! Except it won't be announced at the Paris Photo Los Angeles event. It will be announced independently and concurrently... At the Leica Store Los Angeles. More details as they develop, of course... But in the mean time, check out this print ad, which you will be seeing in the upcoming issue of M Magazine... Read more below for the full ad and details!
Submitted by Double Negative on April 29, 2015 - 10:54am
At the U.S. edition of the celebrated art fair at Paris Photo Los Angeles from May 1-3, 2015 - Leica will be showing a new product (see photo). We're fairly confident that this will not be the new M Monochrom (Type 246). We have that pegged for release in June (at the earliest). While it's definitely coming, and we're hearing rumblings about internal discussions regarding a new product (possibly this one)... It may just be the Leica Q camera.
Submitted by Double Negative on April 23, 2015 - 9:37am
DC Watch reports that Leica Camera Japan will release the "Leica T Snap HOSOO set" that combines a camera protector of special design and a Leica T on April 23, 2015. Leica Store Kyoto will have a limited release of 15 sets at the shop. The breakdown of those sets include eight black and seven in champagne/gold. The price varies depending on the lens to be combined (including tax) and ranges from 460,000 ($3,283 USD) to 500,000 ($4,166 USD) Yen. In collaboration with long-established "Hosoo" (founded in 1688]), products feature a Nishijin textile. Designed by the creative director of the Danish design studio "OeO" and Thomas Rikke, who is also a Leica user.
Submitted by Double Negative on April 15, 2015 - 8:53am
If you've ever had the inkling to mount Leica/CW Sonderoptic CINE lenses (Summicron-C or Summilux-C) to your Leica M/M-P (Type 240) body - now you can! Just announced is the Leica M PL Mount. The custom baseplate attaches directly and securely to the lens mount adapter providing support for heavier PL mount lenses without putting stress on the native M mount and the integrated handgrip provides more ergonomic and stable handling.
Submitted by Double Negative on April 15, 2015 - 8:45am
The latest Leica Store, located in the Gangnam district in Seoul, Korea is officially open! The address is 206, nonhyeon-Dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul-11-1F. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and you can reach them by phone at 1661 0405.
Submitted by Double Negative on April 1, 2015 - 7:13am