Submitted by Double Negative on March 24, 2014 - 10:27am
Submitted by Double Negative on March 6, 2014 - 7:57am
Leica is promising a "special highlight" on April 24, 2014 in Berlin at 7pm... Telling us to keep the evening free and be excited. It's definitely going to include the new mirrorless camera we mentioned earlier. That being the case, one or more lenses to go with it shouldn't be unexpected. Read more below, which has all the info and is chock full of updates on what to expect!
Submitted by Double Negative on February 10, 2014 - 8:54am
Submitted by Double Negative on January 25, 2014 - 12:05pm
If you're a regular of this site, you've probably seen our reviews of the Zeiss ZM lenses (2,8/25, 2/35, 1,5/50, 2/50 and overview). Today, Jim Fisher over on PC Mag has posted a slew of mini-reviews on most ZM lenses as well; check them out - 4/18, 2,8/21, 4,5/21, 2,8/25, 2,8/28, 2/35, 2,8/35, 2/50 and 4/85 ZMs.
Submitted by Double Negative on December 19, 2013 - 11:52am
Photozone.de has just added their latest Leica lens review - the Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. They clearly use a hard-number approach to quantify the technical aspects of the lens, and of course mention the price. Most users of this lens don't really regard any of that, instead going by the defining look that it lends to our images. Nevertheless, an interesting read just to see what's behind that look. As they remind us, it's not the most expensive (or fastest) lens that's the best. You'll recall that we have our own review of the Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH as well.
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.