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New Lens Coming Late January 2012

We don't have any additional details yet, but there's a new lens coming at the end of January 2012. Could it be the rumored Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens? Supposedly "special" and "high-end" though not necessarily from Leica. More details to follow - this is not a rumor per se.

Update: It's here

Leica Announces V-Lux 3

Leica has announced the V-Lux 3, a 24x superzoom with 12.1MP CMOS sensor. The camera has a 4.5-108mm f/2.8-5.2 image stabilized lens, equivalent to 25-600mm in 35mm film terms. The camera is also capable of 1080p60 video capture with stereo sound and 12fps shooting at full resolution. It will be available from January 2012. Here's the press release:

New Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH?

There are rumors floating around that Leica will introduce a new Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens. As the name implies, the update will feature the addition of an aspherical element...

Leica Releases Firmware v1.176 for M9/M9-P

Back on August 5th, we posted the story of Leica issuing a statement on M9/SDHC card compatibility with updates posted on September 14th and again on October 11th.

Today Leica has released the latest firmware for the M9 and M9-P, v1.176. You can download it here, along with the instructions and a list of the improvements:

Overview of the M System

Added today is the Overview of the M System article.

Covering all major bodies from the M3 to the M9-P, this article gives a brief, historical (and visual) timeline of the M system's evolution.

RED Camera DSMC (Leica-M Mount)

Besides the new Leica Summilux-C (cine) lenses - cinematographers will also be able to use Leica M lenses on RED cameras soon....