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Exclusive Interview with Birgit Krippner

Today we have an exclusive for you! In conjunction with Walter Pretorius (of Walter Leica fame and who's behind the awesome Walter Eyepiece), we interviewed Birgit Krippner. Her images have been exhibited and sold in galleries around the world, and have been featured in print and on TV. So without further ado, our interview...

Exclusive Interview with Nikki Sixx

Today we have an exclusive for you! In conjunction with Walter Pretorius (of Walter Leica fame and who's behind the awesome Walter Eyepiece - see our promotion), we interviewed Nikki Sixx - a really great, down to Earth guy. Among his credits - he's an American musician, songwriter, author, fashion designer, and radio host, but perhaps best known as the co-founder and bassist of the band Mötley Crüe. Turns out, he's also an avid photographer and Leica shooter. So without further ado, our interview...

The Balkan Diaries Photo Project

An interesting story called "The Balkan Diaries: A Schwabacher on a Photo Trip" (in German) is about Thomas Bönighausen who hails from Schwabach, Germany - and his upcoming road trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina which starts tomorrow, September 6th and runs through September 22nd, 2013. While Croatia has once again become a popular tourist destination, Bosnia-Herzegovina has been mostly forgotten since the 1991-1995 war. He plans to take his Leica and document his travels. You can follow him at the Thomas Does Project on Facebook. The proceeds from advertising, raffles, supporters and sponsors will go to the Children's Home "Centar Duga" in Kulen Vakuf in Bihac, where over 230 "forgotten children" of the war in the Balkans were cared for since 1998. We wish him good luck and safe travels! Read more below for translation...

Helga Welter, Leica Shooter for 50 Years

The General-Anzeiger in Bonn, Germany reports (in German) "Photographer for 50 Years in Aegidienberg" - an inspiring story about Helga Welter, who 50 years ago bought an M2 and gained her independence by starting her own photography business, still shooting with it today! Read more below for the translation...

NYT Article on Leicas and Prices

Leica being mentioned in the New York Times is nothing new, but there's a new article in town called, "Leica Cameras Have Eye-Popping Prices, With Photos to Match." It suggests that a manual focus Leica camera costing $20k may be a little "ridiculous." The author, Nick Bilton, goes on to describe Leica's current offerings along with his own setup. Everyone's favorite "expert" Rockwell even makes an appearance.


Converting to a Coded M Lens Mount

Added today is the Converting to a Coded M Lens Mount article!

Follow along in this illustrated HOW-TO as we upgrade a Leica Elmarit-M 90mm f/2.8 lens from uncoded to permanently coded for $15 in 15 minutes!

Many thanks to PetaPixel for picking this up! We've also massively overhauled our Leica Lens Codes article to include all of Leica's latest lenses and a ton of additional new information. Consider it your one-stop shop for everything related to Leica lens codes.