Photographic accessories, tools and other related gadgets.

ClassicCases Announces New M Cases

ClassicCases is a UK camera accessories manufacturer specialized in crafting high-quality leather cases and straps for Leica cameras. All cases are individually handmade from the highest quality English leather, which will protect your camera when on the go. Recently the website announced the development of a new series of cases designed to fit the Leica M (Type 240) both with and without the ever-popular Thumbs Up attached. In addition, the new cases come in two flavors: a regular-style half-case and one with screen protector that will cover your camera's LCD display. The new leather cases are available immediately in black, brown and rich brown with red, green or blue interior, with the same price tag as the standard M240 cases (£175 / €214 / $293).

FLM CB-38FTR QRP-40 Ball Head & QR

Added today is the FLM CB-38FTR QRP-40 Ball Head & QR review!

Mid-sized, fairly light yet full-featured and robust - this ball head and quick release make a great high-end option for Leica M, S and compact cameras.

Leica R-Adapter M Starts Shipping

The Leica R-Adapter M (14642) is now shipping - at least in Germany, so far. Expect it to arrive in the US within a week or two. It's only five months late... The similar Novoflex LEM/LER adapter (which recently got 6-bit coded) has been available for a while.

Photo Selbz Takes Bling to Next Level

"Photo Selbz" is a new accessories company founded by Todd Selby based on the concept that everything important needs the right amount of wrong. The first collection "Photo Selbz" features exclusive photography related accessories that were produced with six collaborating brands and artists. The products are now available at Colette in Paris and online, United Arrows in Japan starting December 6th at their Harajuku Men's Store, MAC in San Francisco and at Alchemist in Miami. More info at Slate and


New Walter Leica Nut Cracker

Exclusive news from La Vida Leica! Walter Pretorius - the man behind the Walter Eyepiece, Walter M-Stedi and Walter M-Sleeve has today unleashed his newest creation, the Walter Nut Cracker. It is handmade from genuine rosewood and brass. The red dot is made from red ivory wood which is extremely scarce - in the old South Africa, only the King of the Zulus was allowed to utilize it. The wood is oiled with London oil and sealed with polyurethane, which is approved by the food authorities. Each piece will come in a handmade bag, have its own unique serial number (on the bottom) and come with a certificate of authenticity signed by Walter himself... As it will be a limited run. The cost will be $160 USD (shipping included). Read more below for additional details and images.

FLM CP26-L3S Tripod Review

Added today is the FLM CP-26-L3S Tripod review!

A high-performance tripod perfect for Leica shooters in that it's extremely lightweight, stable and capable.

We will be reviewing additional FLM products shortly; keep an eye out for them!