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Leica Q2 FW Bug Writing Unreadable DNG Files

Leica Camera's relatively new (announced on March 7, 2019) Leica Q2 camera apparently has a firmware bug that's writing unreadable DNG files, according to photographer Josh Byers (and others). Images captured in the"continuous super speed" drive mode (capturing images at up to 20fps) report an error on importing, while other images shot in different drive modes imported without problem. Read more below!

Why Leica Cameras Will Never Go Out of Style

Leica Camera chairman Andreas Kaufmann reveals his strategy for keeping the iconic German camera brand relevant in the "Why Leica Cameras Will Never Go Out Of Style" over on the Singapore Tatler. He tells us that tradition still counts for something, and Leica is one of the very few remaining producers of film cameras but notes that “we are not a museum and we are not state-funded. If customers don’t want these cameras anymore, we will stop producing them.” We have a related article on "Why Buy a Leica?"

Leica M-E (Typ 240) Released

Today, Leica Camera has introduced the M-E (Typ 240), their most affordable digital M camera to date. The M-E (Typ 240) has all of the same features and functions as the well-loved M (Typ 240), with a unique anthracite grey paint on the top and bottom plates and a 2GB buffer from the M-P (Typ 240). The increased buffer allows a continuous burst of ~34 images with a fast SD card, versus only ~13 on the standard M (Typ 240).

Leica Camera in Trouble Over Video in China

A video posted on April 16, 2019 by Brazilian ad agency F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi a few days ago has landed Leica Camera in hot water in China, essentially making them persona non grata on Weibo (China's version of Twitter). The Chinese government banned the word ‘Leica’ in both English and Chinese and people who tried posting messages with the word ‘Leica’ received “warnings that they were violating laws, regulations or the Weibo community guidelines.” Read more below!
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