Gear

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

Leica to Announce a New... Smartphone?

From a Manager Magazine article called "Leica Enters Smartphone Market" (in German) it seems that Leica Camera AG might be introducing a new... Smartphone. With the name P9, it seems likely it will be based on the Huawei P9 and run at a price around €600. The announcement could happen as soon as this week at the Mobile World Congress currently underway in Barcelona, Spain. Read more below for details and updates!

Leica M Monochrom $2,451 Off!

You can grab the awesome Leica M Monochrom for a whopping $2,451 USD off the regular price of $7,950 USD - for a total of only $5,499 USD (while supplies last) over at B&H Photo & Video. The new Leica M Monochrom (Type 246), a release we broke the story on - goes for the usual price of $7,450 USD also at B&H Photo & Video for comparison. Read more below for details and other deals!

Subal Underwater Housing for Leica M

Underwater housing maker Subal is set to release an underwater housing for the Leica M. The price is €5,500 ($6,146 USD). No technical information is available at this point, but from a recent Facebook post state "SUBAL at the 47th BOOT Show in Dusseldorf announces proudly the new system of the LEICA M housing. This housing allows you to use Leica lenses, Voigtländer lenses and many others with Leica M bayonett with the Subal port system. Also the great thing is that it is usable with Nikonos lenes without any ports. So you can use underwater corrected lenses in their full quality." Read more below for details!

ExperimentalOptics 50mm f/0.75 M Lens Kickstarter

There is a new Kickstarter project by ExperimentalOptics for a 50mm f/0.75 lens for Leica M cameras! It works on full frame as well as mirrorless bodies (through any necessary adapters). They are being produced by De Oude Delft, a highly acclaimed optics company from the Netherlands and have been able to secure a very small batch of these very rare lenses – in pristine condition. They are able to fit them with an M mount bayonet, though there is no rangefinder coupling. Read more below for details!

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New Lomo Jupiter 3+ Art Lens (1.5/50)

Many folks might recall (fondly or not) an affair with the Russian Jupiter lenses. Lomography today has announced a new Jupiter 3+ Art Lens (1.5/50) - a resurrection of the original Russian Jupiter 3 lens, "exuding the same elegance and classic compact design as its predecessor." It is handcrafted by Zenit, the same factory in Russia where the original lens was born. The redesigned lens is equipped with an LTM screw mount and comes with an M mount adapter. The results are said to be "phenomenal—expect crystal-clear sharpness, natural colors and a beautiful, dreamy bokeh." Limited quantities are available on a first-come, first served basis for $649 USD. Read more below for details!

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Shoot The Elements with the Leica X-U

Watch the COOPH team demonstrate some inspirational photography tips and ideas on shooting the elements using the new Leica X-U (Type 113)!


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