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Leica Releases Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH

Leica Camera today has released the Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH lens. Consisting of an optical design with eight elements arranged into six groups, two of which are aspherical, as well as a floating lens element group. Offering a depth of field just half that of the legendary Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH and sporting 11 aperture blades, the bokeh is sure to please. Priced at $12,995 USD. Read more below!

Leica Announces Leica SL2 Camera

Leica Camera today has released an upgrade to its four year old SL - the Leica SL2 mirrorless camera (after images were leaked two months ago). Headline features include a 47MP sensor, IBIS w/multishot capability, improved Maestro III processor, 5.76MP OLED EVF, ergonomics and weathersealing. The Leica SL2 will be available on November 21st at a list price of $5995. Read more below for details!

Leica SL2 Images Leaked

Nokishita has shared images and specifications for a new Leica camera it claims is the SL2. According to the leak the new camera (codenamed Vader) will feature a 47MP CMOS sensor and feature 4K video recording with a new "CINE Mode." The leak also notes the camera will have both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and be compatible with Leica’s mobile app, FOTOS. Read more below for details.

Why Leica Cameras Will Never Go Out of Style

Leica Camera chairman Andreas Kaufmann reveals his strategy for keeping the iconic German camera brand relevant in the "Why Leica Cameras Will Never Go Out Of Style" over on the Singapore Tatler. He tells us that tradition still counts for something, and Leica is one of the very few remaining producers of film cameras but notes that “we are not a museum and we are not state-funded. If customers don’t want these cameras anymore, we will stop producing them.” We have a related article on "Why Buy a Leica?"

Leica M-E (Typ 240) Released

Today, Leica Camera has introduced the M-E (Typ 240), their most affordable digital M camera to date. The M-E (Typ 240) has all of the same features and functions as the well-loved M (Typ 240), with a unique anthracite grey paint on the top and bottom plates and a 2GB buffer from the M-P (Typ 240). The increased buffer allows a continuous burst of ~34 images with a fast SD card, versus only ~13 on the standard M (Typ 240).

Leica Camera in Trouble Over Video in China

A video posted on April 16, 2019 by Brazilian ad agency F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi a few days ago has landed Leica Camera in hot water in China, essentially making them persona non grata on Weibo (China's version of Twitter). The Chinese government banned the word ‘Leica’ in both English and Chinese and people who tried posting messages with the word ‘Leica’ received “warnings that they were violating laws, regulations or the Weibo community guidelines.” Read more below!