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Misha Friedman’s Photos of Tuberculosis

There's an interesting article on the New York Times Lens Blog called Misha Friedman’s photographs of tuberculosis. Shot with a Leica M8, his photos "are dark, black-and-white glimpses of passing lives. In many of the frames — shot in Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Russia — there is a wandering, ghostly presence."

Oskar Barnack Award 2012 - Now Accepting Entries

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award, named for the inventor of the Leica, will be presented for the 33rd time this year. Leica Camera AG hands out two awards as part of this competition and is now accepting entries!. Read more below for additional details...


Leica to Change M Camera Leatherette

Leica Camera will be changing the Leica M camera leatherette cladding for several M cameras. The following M cameras will now have a leatherette cladding as opposed to the previous vulcanite cladding (as per the memo below to Leica dealers)...


Recent Leica Related Articles

There have been a number of articles written recently (outside of the usual circle of sites) showing that Leica (and film) is alive and well out there, as these photographer's stories can attest. One photographer by the name of Syd Greenberg had a standing bet with anyone that if he was found to be without his Leica camera, he would pay them $5. Below are some links to articles worth checking out, as they're all interesting if not good reads...

Why Buy Leica?

Added today is the Why Buy Leica? article.

An article that explores the various reasons to consider a Leica system as a photographic tool, rather than merely as an object of desire or luxury good.

Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH

Added today is the Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH review.

If you truly wanted to buy only one lens for your camera, this (or the slightly wider Summilux -M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH FLE ) would make ideal candidates for modern, carefree, high-quality mechanical and optical performance when nothing less will do.