Photographic accessories, tools and other related gadgets.

New Leica T Announced - Details!

It's Zero Day in Berlin and Leica Camera has just announced the new Leica T camera system! Not just a camera, but an entire line-up of camera, lenses and accessories. You may have seen our little sneak preview yesterday or the specifications we've been telling you about since March 6th (which we nailed, BTW). Well, it's finally here! Read more below for all the details!

ONA Announces the Astoria/Capri Lines

Not long ago, in fact a month ago - you may recall that we announced the new ONA "The Berlin" camera bag and review right here on La Vida Leica! Not ones to stand still, ONA is at it again and is announcing their newest products today, starting with "The Astoria" messenger bag (shown above) in waxed canvas with leather details that's large enough for a full Leica kit and a laptop such as the Apple MacBook Air 13". Also announced is "The Capri" tote, in both waxed canvas and leather versions... And finally, the "Leather Presidio" camera strap - alas, it won't work with our Leica cameras. Head on over to the ONA website to check 'em out!


New Walter Leica Roll Bar

Exclusive news from La Vida Leica! Walter Pretorius - the man behind the Walter Eyepiece, Walter M-Stedi, Walter M-Sleeve and Walter Nut Cracker has today unleashed his newest creation, the Walter Leica Roll Bar. Read more below for additional info and images!

Valbray to Introduce Leica Timepiece reports that for the 100 year anniversary of Leica Camera, the Swiss manufacturer Valbray will unveil a new limited edition chronograph watch. The official announcement will be at Baselworld next week. The watch will start shipping in May during the opening of the new Leica headquarters (Leitz Park) in Wetzlar, Germany. Some of their models show what may be in store for us! The new watch will be available for sale in Leica stores worldwide. Read more below for details and images!

ONA to Announce The Berlin - Reviewed

A La Vida Leica exclusive! Today ONA is announcing their newest bag... Designed in collaboration with - and celebrating 100 years of Leica photography, "The Berlin!" This limited edition bag was designed specifically for the M-System and the Leica-inspired design cues are subtle, but clear when you notice them. This is a beautiful, upscale bag that compromises nothing in form or function.

We were given access to a bag from the first batch and pleased to present our review of ONA's "The Berlin" bag to coincide with the announcement!

Leica SCA Adapter Set Shipping

Word is out that the Leica SCA Adapter Set for Multifunctional Handgrip M is shipping, and runs $385 and $895 USD, respectively. Combined with the Leica M for $6,950 USD and SF 58 flash unit for $629 USD... You're talking about $8,859 USD - and you still need a lens! This is not your father's strobist setup... Read more below for additional images.