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New Leica M Monochrom Announced!

In a quick move, and a story we broke yesterday - Leica has released the new M Monochrom ahead of the weekend! Grab the technical specs (in English). Nothing terribly surprising - it's basically a monochrome version of the Leica M/M-P (Type 240). 24MP sensor, ISO up to 25,000, 2GB buffer... Video, live view, etc. It will cost 7.200€ ($7,450 USD). Read more below for details and video.

New Leica M Monochrom This Weekend!

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!

New Leica Product May 1, 2015!

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.

Limited Edition Leica T Snap Hosoo

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.

CW Sonderoptic Announces M PL Mount

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.

Leica Store - Gangnam Style!

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.


Silke Bernhardt New Head of Communications

Silke Bernhardt will be taking over for Sandra Sczesny who was promoted recently, into the spot left when Oliver Kaltner was promoted to CEO and left his position as head of marketing. Leica is simply filling vacancies. Read more below for the press release.