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M9 Firmware Coming - Testers Sought

There's a new firmware version in the works for the M9/M9-P over at Leica. It will focus on further SD card compatibility - such as with a SanDisk 64GB SDXC Extreme Pro Class 10 UHS-I card. Since their last crowd-sourced beta testing was such a success, they're soliciting volunteers again.

Leitz-Park GmbH Donates Sculpture to Wetzlar

Leitz-Park GmbH, the developer of the new Leica Camera AG company headquarters in the Leitz Park in Wetzlar, Germany donated a sculpture to the city. On-hand for the ceremony were Mayor Wolfram Dette, Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Prime Minister of the State Hesse Jörg-Uwe Hahn and District Chief Executive Wolfgang Schuster. Read more below for additional photos and info!


Leica M9-P Edition Hermès Unboxing

Leica Product Manager Mathieu Musnier "unboxing" the new limited edition Leica M9-P »Edition Hermès« introduced in Berlin at the "LEICA - DAS WESENTLICHE" on May 10, 2012. It follows the Leica MP »Edition Hermès« (2003) and the Leica M7 »Edition Hermès« (2009), this is the third in a line of premium special editions of the Leica M-System to be created in collaboration with Hermès:


Fujifilm Considered Acquiring Leica

In a recent interview with Fujifilm CEO Shigetaka Komori - German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine dove into some financial conversation. Much of what was said didn’t pertain directly to photography, but certain parts of the interview were very interesting indeed as far as Leica goes. Read more below for the details...

Chances Grim for New M10 This Year?

In this article on BJP it appears that Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, head of the supervisory board at Leica, says that the firm was still studying plans for a new interchangeable lens system. "We can't produce enough of what we already have," he explains. "There's a project in place, but no timeframe. But you should come to our event on 17 September to see what we have."

Alfred Schopf, Leica's CEO, goes further. "We already have the best compact camera system here, with the M9. Now, we have to look at the size of the lenses. Do we like having a Coca-Cola can in front of a small camera body. The combination between the camera body and the lens has to fit." Asked whether it meant that the new product might not be a "compact" model, Scholf acquiesced.

Peter Karbe Intros APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH

Peter Karbe, lens designer and head of optics at Leica introduces the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. Read more below to see what he had to say about it...