Gear

Anything to do with photographic gear, such as bodies - see also Lens.

Jaguar Limited Edition Leica M6

In 1998, Jaguar commissioned Leica Camera to design a limited edition M6 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its XK120 automobile. Only 50 were made, and pretty soon - one will be up for auction at Bonhams. Read more about it over in Classic Driver's article, "Capture cats in the wild with a commemorative Jaguar-Leica camera." If you don't want to wait, Glyn Evans tells us you can pick one up at Ace Optics in the UK today... For £6,000 ($9,240 USD)!

HuffPost: Should Try the Leica MP

Over on the Huffington Post (Arts & Culture) is an article called "10 Classic Cameras Every Photographer Should Try." Definitely an eclectic list, with some iconic cameras among them. While we might not agree with all of the choices, we can certainly get behind number three... The Leica MP! Read more below.

The Future of the Leica M (Cometh)

Exclusive La Vida Leica news! So, earlier in the week we dropped a little tidbit about the Leica Q (Type 116) coming in June. What about the Leica M, you ask? Many people have been thinking that there must be a megapixel monster lurking in the wings - to be introduced at Photokina 2016. Well, we have both good news and bad news - and in both cases, people are going to be talking about this for some time to come. Many will even say we're insane. But regular readers of La Vida Leica know that we've had many exclusive scoops in the past... The (new) Leica M Monochrom, M-E, M-A, T and X Vario to name a few. Read more below and prepare yourself...

CCD vs. CMOS - Animated

Photographer Raymond Sirí who's also an animator, created a couple of simple animations showing how CCD and CMOS sensor technologies go about capturing, reading and storing the information. One important difference is that CCD sensors capture the entire image at once, whereas CMOS sensors capture one row of data at a time (which can cause a “rolling shutter” effect). Then there's the whole CCD vs. CMOS debate amongst Leica users, with strong opinions on both sides of the fence. Read more below for the videos!

Leica Q (Type 116) Coming Next Month

Exclusive La Vida Leica news! We have it on very good authority what next month will bring... Originally, we thought the new M Monochrom (Type 246) would arrive in June (until we revised that at the last minute). While we don't know for sure what the final name is (it's codenamed "Hemingway") we feel pretty confident it's going to be the Leica Q (Type 116) that we mentioned last month... Read more below for details!

Vladimir Panasenko Exhibition in San Francisco

The Vladimir Panasenko exhibition "C’est La Vie in B&W" is now open at Leica Store San Francisco and runs from April 27 until July 2, 2015. You can register for the reception on May 7, 2015 - or stop by the store anytime for the exhibition, which is open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturday, 10am-4pm. Read more below for details and photos of his unique cameras!

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