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New Leica M Monochrom Announced!

In a quick move, and a story we broke yesterday - Leica has released the new M Monochrom ahead of the weekend! Grab the technical specs (in English). Nothing terribly surprising - it's basically a monochrome version of the Leica M/M-P (Type 240). 24MP sensor, ISO up to 25,000, 2GB buffer... Video, live view, etc. It will cost 7.200€ ($7,450 USD). Read more below for details and video.

New Leica M Monochrom This Weekend!

Exclusive La Vida Leica news! Earlier we mentioned a New Leica product on May 1, 2015. At first we thought it was likely to be the new Leica Q (Type 116) according to all current info we had received, but like anything in the rumor business - things change, often quickly. We got some last-minute intel and confirmation from multiple sources - and now know what that is... Turns out that it will be the new Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) after all! Except it won't be announced at the Paris Photo Los Angeles event. It will be announced independently and concurrently... At the Leica Store Los Angeles. More details as they develop, of course... But in the mean time, check out this print ad, which you will be seeing in the upcoming issue of M Magazine... Read more below for the full ad and details!

Limited Edition Leica T Snap Hosoo

DC Watch reports that Leica Camera Japan will release the "Leica T Snap HOSOO set" that combines a camera protector of special design and a Leica T on April 23, 2015. Leica Store Kyoto will have a limited release of 15 sets at the shop. The breakdown of those sets include eight black and seven in champagne/gold. The price varies depending on the lens to be combined (including tax) and ranges from 460,000 ($3,283 USD) to 500,000 ($4,166 USD) Yen. In collaboration with long-established "Hosoo" (founded in 1688]), products feature a Nishijin textile. Designed by the creative director of the Danish design studio "OeO" and Thomas Rikke, who is also a Leica user.

Leica M Monochrom Type 246

As in the past, we've spotted a posting on pointing to the likely registration of the Leica M Monochrom replacement, referred to as "type 246." As you probably know, the latest indication we've received is for a June release timeframe. We'll keep you posted!

New Product Directions for Leica

As we've written about earlier, Oliver Kaltner takes over as CEO of Leica Camera AG, effective today, April 1, 2015. Apparently his extensive background in marketing will have an impact on the future of Leica as well. Some well-placed sources have shared with us a few startling new product directions that will soon take effect, in an effort to boost flagging sales of late. Read more below for the revelations!

Leica M Monochrom Processing HOWTOs

Jan Gütter has made several videos regarding the Leica M Monochrom; processing, Lightroom workflow and more. Read more below for others!

Leica M Monochrom Lightroom Tutorial