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Buying a Leica M8 in 2016

We've had an article on the site for a while now, called "Is the M8 Still a Good Choice?" that looks at the Leica M8 in the critical light of today's standards. Below is a new video by Mattias Burling that also takes a look at this venerable camera. In both cases, the conclusion was that the M8 is still a digital Leica and still takes the same great photos it always did. Check 'em out and read more below for the video!

Aurora HDR Pro Adds Leica M (Type 262) Support

Macphun has announced Aurora HDR Pro v1.2.2 which adds RAW support for a slew of cameras, especially of interest to our readers is the Leica M (Type 262). There are also numerous performance improvements to Photos extension, Alignment, Luminosity histogram, and preview on Layer, among others. Read more below for details!

Most Leica M Firmware Updated

Leica Camera has today released new firmware for most Leica M models, including the Leica M (Type 240), M-P (Type 240), M (Type 262) and M Monochrom (Type 246). The firmware fixes a number of bugs and improves operational stability. Among all of the improvements, one should prove very popular - the end of the infamous “Check Battery Age” message that many users were seeing, despite perfectly functioning batteries. The new firmware also improves continuous shooting, allows the use of SD cards up to 512GB and more. Read more below for details and download links!

Leica Announces the M-D (Type 262) Camera

A camera we've been telling you about for a little while now - has been officially announced. The Leica M-D (Type 262) a.k.a. "poor man's M60." Essentially a mix between the Leica M (Type 240) and M (Type 262) - using the same 24MP sensor as both but without the live view and video as with the latter. What truly sets it apart is the lack of the LCD screen on the backside... Replacing it with an ISO dial (similar to the spendy Leica M "Edition 60"). The retail price is £4,650/€5,995/$5,995. Read more below for full details!

Leica M-D (Type 262) Coming

The rumors are building up surrounding a new camera, currently known as the Leica M-D (Type 262). It will be based on the existing Leica M (Type 262) including size and shape - sans the LCD screen on the back. Same sensor, brass top/bottom plates. The price is suggested to be higher, however - roughly $6,700 vs. $5,195 USD. It should be arriving at the beginning of May. We'll keep you posted! Read more below for additional details and updates!

Leica to End 12% Savings in USA

All things must come to an end... Including Leica's seemingly perpetual 12% savings program in the USA launched a year ago on May 1, 2015. Alas, this coming May 10, 2016 will mark the end of the program. Because of the weakness of the Euro to the Dollar exchange rate, the program was renewed an unprecedented twelve times; basically every month. Most M, S and TL lenses are going up with a range of increases from $79-$975 depending on the item. Better hurry! Read more below!

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