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Two New Leica T/SL (TL) Lenses Announced

In addition to the new Leica T (Type 701) firmware v1.4 - Leica also officially introduced two new Leica TL lenses... The Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH, scheduled to be available in Spring 2016 and will be followed by the Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60 mm f/2.8 ASPH in Autumn 2016. Read more below for details and photos!

Leica T Firmware v1.4 Announced

Today Leica Camera AG has announced firmware v1.4 for the Leica T (Type 701) camera. The big takeaways for this release include "enormously increased speed of the camera" and additional support for the new Leica SL lenses that were announced alongside the Leica SL (Type 601) camera on October 26, 2015. Read more below for details!

"Leica SL: A Camera In Search of a Market" Article

Added today is the Leica SL: A Camera In Search of a Market article.

Now that the initial rush of the announcement is over... We take a critical look at how this camera is positioning itself in the market.

Leica Announces the Leica SL (Type 601)

Today at Das Wesentliche event in Berlin, Germany - Leica Camera AG has unveiled a camera we've been telling you about since as early as May of this year (2015). The Leica SL (Type 601) camera. Read more below!

Leica Camera to Build Leitz Park III

The construction is due to begin in early 2016 for Leitz Park III - an expansion of the new Leica Camera AG headquarters known as Leitz Park (II). The €50M project will see four buildings created on an adjacent site. One building will be a "four-star plus" hotel called "Ernst-Leitz-Hotel" with 120 beds, another will be "Leica World" which will contain a museum, the archive, the Leica Academy and one of the world's few outlet stores, a third will contain a lecture hall for the Technical University of Central Hesse (THM) and finally, the new HQ of CW Sonderoptic will make up the fourth building. Parking will be available on the grounds and underneath Leica World. Leica Camera AG and ACM are hoping to fill beds by the end of 2017. There's already talk of Leitz Park IV. Some additional details over on the Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung site under "Hotel complements the Leitz Park" (in German). Read more below for translation.


Leica Q App v1.1 - Fixes iOS9 Issues

Leica camera has released version 1.1 of their Leica Q app for iPhones and iPads which adds support for iOS9; something that has been an issue for some people that have upgraded.