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Vladimir Panasenko Exhibition in San Francisco

The Vladimir Panasenko exhibition "C’est La Vie in B&W" is now open at Leica Store San Francisco and runs from April 27 until July 2, 2015. You can register for the reception on May 7, 2015 - or stop by the store anytime for the exhibition, which is open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturday, 10am-4pm. Read more below for details and photos of his unique cameras!

A Look at Paris Photo Los Angeles 2015

Today we're very happy to present an in-depth report by James Lehrer, who was on assignment for La Vida Leica at the U.S. edition of the celebrated art fair at Paris Photo Los Angeles from May 1-3, 2015. It was held in the backlot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood. Read more below for the full report!

Leica Offers 12% Savings in USA

Leica Camera is pleased to announce for a limited time only, a 12% savings on all Leica products except for the new M Monochrom (Type 246), Leica M-P Safari set, Leica M-P Correspondent by Lenny Kravitz, 35mm f/2 ASPH black chrome and the 50mm f/1.4 ASPH black chrome lenses. This promotion from Leica is due to the current strength of the US dollar against the Euro and is available now through May 31, June 30, July 31, August 31, October 31, 2015. Read more below for the details!

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.