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

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!

Leica SL Firmware v2.0 Announced

Leica Camera today has unleashed a mega-update to the Leica SL (Type 601) camera in the way of firmware v2.0. The list of improvements is extensive, wide-ranging and impressive. You can grab it in the Leica Owner's Area of the site. Read more below for the extensive details!

Leica Announces APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4

Today, Leica Camera has officially announced the Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280mm f/2.8-4 that will be available from March 24, 2016 (shipping in April) for $6,395 USD. This fast telephoto zoom lens offers a range of focal lengths that follows on directly from the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90mm f/2.8–4 ASPH, which launched with the SL camera at the end of last year. Read more below for details and specs!

Ona Announces "Clifton" Camera Backpack

Ona has announced a brand new backpack called the Clifton. This new bag is noteworthy because it's their first backpack in leather, and also the first of their camera bags to feature removable inserts (all prior bags only had removable dividers). The new Clifton backpack is handcrafted from Italian leather, features adjustable padded shoulder straps and a layer of air mesh along the back for maximum comfort. The Clifton fits a 13" laptop in a dedicated slot, and also fits a camera and up to six lenses with the included removable dividers. The backpack will retail for $499. Be sure to also check out our in-depth review of the Berlin shoulder bag!

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