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Custom Special Edition Leica Auction

You may recall, about a year ago, shortly after the new M was announced - we ran a story about Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson working with Leica to produce a custom, one-off special edition camera. Well, the time has come for the promised (RED) auction to be done in collaboration with Bono (the lead singer of U2) and Marc Newson. The auction will be at Sotheby's in New York on November 23, 2013 - with the proceeds going towards Global Fund to help fight AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis. The auction is a followup to the 2008 (RED) auction that raised $40 million. Read more below for the flyer with details...

Apple Digital Camera RAW 4.08

Apple today has released version 4.08 of its Digital Camera RAW software, which adds RAW image compatibility for the Leica M and Monochrom (among others) to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11. See this knowledge base entry for the full list of supported cameras, CHANGELOG style (by OS and update version).

Free Leica Icons for Mac OS X

There are more Mac users than Windows users that visit this site - which is not surprising. We use nothing but Macs ourselves. Well, there's some great news - as Andrew Sigurow has put together a great collection which includes 180 high-quality icons, featuring cameras manufactured by Leica Camera AG from 2000 to 2012. He has made available PSD, ICNS and FOLDERS versions - no matter the file types or applications you choose to associate with the icons. Here are the download links:

Photoshop files (PSD)
Icons files (ICNS)
Folders files (FOLDERS)

Custom Special Edition Leica

At Leica’s special event last night, after the new Leica M was announced - Dr. Andreas Kaufmann revealed that they’re planning a custom special edition version of the camera - to be designed by none other than Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive. There will only be one made and auctioned off, with the proceeds going to charity.

Godspeed, Mr. Jobs

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Steve Jobs. While perhaps not unexpected to many of the Apple faithful, it does not lessen the loss we feel.