Rumor

Rumors from around the Leicasphere.

Leica M10 Specs and Images Leaked

Ahead of Das Wesentliche event today at Leica Camera HQ in Wetzlar (starting at 1pm EST), images and specs of the rumored Leica M10 camera have been leaked... Read more below for details!

Leica @ Photokina 2016

You may have noticed it's been a quiet summer in the Leicasphere... Indeed, it has been. The buzz coming up on Photokina 2016 (September 20-25th) has likewise been essentially non-existent. We know there are some things on tap, including at least two new cameras and quite possibly a lens... Read more below!

Leica M-D (Type 262) Coming

The rumors are building up surrounding a new camera, currently known as the Leica M-D (Type 262). It will be based on the existing Leica M (Type 262) including size and shape - sans the LCD screen on the back. Same sensor, brass top/bottom plates. The price is suggested to be higher, however - roughly $6,700 vs. $5,195 USD. It should be arriving at the beginning of May. We'll keep you posted! Read more below for additional details and updates!

Preview of New Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens

Today we have this little gem; a preview of the new and upcoming Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens (posted by Leica Camera Korea)! The "TL" designation is relatively new, meaning that the lens will work on both the Leica T (Type 701) and Leica SL (Type 601) cameras. This lens was announced back in October 2015 alongside the Leica T (Type 701) firmware v1.4 release and will be available "Spring 2016" - or, soon! Read more below for additional info, photos and pre-order links!

Leica to Announce a New... Smartphone?

From a Manager Magazine article called "Leica Enters Smartphone Market" (in German) it seems that Leica Camera AG might be introducing a new... Smartphone. With the name P9, it seems likely it will be based on the Huawei P9 and run at a price around €600. The announcement could happen as soon as this week at the Mobile World Congress currently underway in Barcelona, Spain. Read more below for details and updates!

New Leica M (Type 262) Coming

We've been saying for quite a while (since May, actually) that a new breed of M camera was coming - information that we received from a pretty credible source. However, we haven't been able to get any new information or further confirmation for a while now. When the Leica SL (Type 601) was introduced, it had us second-guessing if that wasn't it... But we don't think so. This new registration of a Leica M (Type 262) camera is renewing our faith in this original report that a new M camera is still coming.

Leica SL (Type 601) Coming in October

As we reported earlier, Leica will be holding a "Das Wesentliche" event on October 20, 2015. It's a given we'll see some new kit... So far we have rumors on a new Leica X-U (Type 113) or M-like camera and there's also talk of a Leica Q (Type 116) camera with interchangeable lenses. This last camera might actually be called the Leica SL (Type 601) camera with the following specs... Read more below for updates!

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