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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!

Wotancraft Messenger Review

Added today is the Wotancraft Atelier Messenger (City Explorer) review!

The Messenger is a smaller-sized bag able to haul a cameras and 2-3 lenses. Geared toward photojournalists and those shooting out of their bag in the field or just around town.

Leica Announces APO-Summicron 50mm f/2 ASPH Lens in Red

Starting in December, Leica has announced that the APO-Summicron 50mm f/2 ASPH lens will be available in a special edition red anodized finish. There will be only 100 red-colored lenses distributed worldwide and priced at $8,950.00 USD (UK price: £7,575 incl. VAT) each. Read more below for details!

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Leica S in Silhouette Eyewear Shoot

Leica S in Silhouette International eyewear shoot. "Take a look behind the scenes of Silhouette's latest fall campaign shooting. Stay tuned for the new and exciting eyewear collections with stylish shapes and designs." Perhaps not too surprising, as Silhouette is based out of Linz, Austria. Read more below for the video!

Leica Announces Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Lens

Leica has announced the 28mm Summaron-M f/5.6 lens for the Leica M system. The lens is more than just a throwback to a classic design from the mid 1950s. It is a lens from the 1950s, at least optically, featuring the same design as the original. We can assume that the lens features modern coatings, but otherwise, if you are looking for a classic Leica glow, this wide-angle lens might be right up your alley. This lens is available by special order only and full payment of $2,495 USD is required in advance. Read more below for details!

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