Accessory

Photographic accessories, tools and other related gadgets.

Ona Announces "Clifton" Camera Backpack

Ona has announced a brand new backpack called the Clifton. This new bag is noteworthy because it's their first backpack in leather, and also the first of their camera bags to feature removable inserts (all prior bags only had removable dividers). The new Clifton backpack is handcrafted from Italian leather, features adjustable padded shoulder straps and a layer of air mesh along the back for maximum comfort. The Clifton fits a 13" laptop in a dedicated slot, and also fits a camera and up to six lenses with the included removable dividers. The backpack will retail for $499. Be sure to also check out our in-depth review of the Berlin shoulder bag!

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!

Leica M (Type 240) "Mr Porter" Edition

Meet the Leica M (Type 240) camera designed exclusively for Mr Porter - a men's fashion house. With a bespoke textured-leather on its body to match the strap and a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens, this special edition comes in a kit costing $11,950 USD. Read more below for details!

BMW i3 "Mr Porter" Comes w/Leica T

Over on the Verge is a story about "The BMW i3 Mr Porter Edition comes with a bowler hat and a Leica camera" - the camera just so happens to be a Leica T (Type 701). Of course, it also comes with a $440 bowler hat from London's Lock & Co., $595 Cutler and Gross sunglasses, a $215 London Undercover umbrella and a $120 set of European city guides from Wallpaper* Magazine. Yeah, we don't know either... Read more below!

Subal Underwater Housing for Leica M

Underwater housing maker Subal is set to release an underwater housing for the Leica M. The price is €5,500 ($6,146 USD). No technical information is available at this point, but from a recent Facebook post state "SUBAL at the 47th BOOT Show in Dusseldorf announces proudly the new system of the LEICA M housing. This housing allows you to use Leica lenses, Voigtländer lenses and many others with Leica M bayonett with the Subal port system. Also the great thing is that it is usable with Nikonos lenes without any ports. So you can use underwater corrected lenses in their full quality." Read more below for details!

Epson Inkjet Printers Robbing You Blind

We've all had that sneaking suspicion that inkjet printers wasted a lot of ink, especially during "cleaning cycles." What we do know is that inkjet ink is one of the most expensive fluids on Earth. Well, it turns out the Epson 9900 is especially egregious. A single color cartridge runs about $100 USD (with a full set running $1,000 USD). In testing, on average, a 700ml cartridge will still contain about 100ml of ink when you’re forced to replace it (often they contain 150ml or more). On the smaller 350ml cartridge, 60-80ml of ink was left!


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