Submitted by Double Negative on July 8, 2015 - 12:06pm
Leica today has finally released the v18.104.22.168 firmware that made a brief appearance - but quickly disappeared recently. The whopping list of improvements include a new menu item and some bugfixes for freezes occurring during the use of Live View or Video modes. Read more below for details and download links!
Submitted by Double Negative on July 1, 2015 - 11:50am
Leica Store Manchester is holding a silent auction for a custom Leica X2 in Silver Chrome. The camera also comes with a limited edition Leica Capri Blue Camera Protector and Capri Blue neck strap. The camera has also been engraved with Nick Ut’s signature, the same engraving that has been given to the camera that Nick uses as part of his enrollment to the Leica Hall of Fame. The auction will end on July 18, 2015 at 11:59pm. All proceeds from this unique piece will be donated to the Kim Phuc Foundation. See here for more details on the camera and auction!
Submitted by Double Negative on June 26, 2015 - 11:31am
Submitted by Double Negative on June 26, 2015 - 10:28am
In an article over on Germany's ColorFoto website, there's a discussion by "Leica on the future of sensor technology" (in German). A lot of interesting bits on the sensor of the M and using both R lenses and classic M lenses on it, some CMOS vs. CCD and even the future of the S system. Well worth checking out. Read more below for translation!
Submitted by Double Negative on June 25, 2015 - 11:43am
Instagram recently challenged users to show off their artistic side, asking them to remake iconic photos and post their interpretations with the hashtag #recreatedclassic. It's somewhat similar, in spirit, to the Leica "100" video that went viral last year. The competition culminated at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity where more than 500 entries were displayed - and three winners were named at a pop-up gallery at the Hotel Majestic Barrièrre. The #recreatedclassic contest was sponsored by Leica Camera and the winners got limited-edition X cameras. Read more below for the winners and photos!
Submitted by Double Negative on June 24, 2015 - 2:39pm
As investigative journalists and generally just downright nosy bastards... We're not too keen on Leica Camera's secrecy behind the new Leica Q (Type 116) camera. For example, who made the sensor? We're assured by Leica that "The sensor is a newly exclusively developed one for the Q. Nothing to do with the M sensor or CMOSIS." So then, who is it made by? Sanyo/Panasonic? Sony? We intend to find out! Check out our budding WHO MADE YQU? Kickstarter campaign! If there's enough interest, we'll go live - and do it! Once complete, we'll auction the camera and donate the proceeds (minus any overhead) to Kinderlachen e.V.
Submitted by Double Negative on June 24, 2015 - 11:25am
We've come across a report from a user that shoots his new Leica Q (Type 116) while wearing eyeglasses... And unfortunately, this is not a happy report. It would seem that the multi-coated EVF can be easily scratched. What you see above (larger image) is the result of only two and a half days of shooting! These are actual marks in the coating and not just smudges that can be cleaned - likely caused by the metal bridge of the eyeglasses. So far, this is the only incident that we're aware of - but we wanted to give you a heads-up before it happens to your Q!