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2012 M-System Calendar Available at LFI

Hot off the presses, the new Leica Camera/Magnum Photos wall calendar for 2012 is available at the LFI online store for €45,- and would make a great stocking stuffer for that Leica fan this holiday season...

Made in Germany | Leica - Focusing on Profit

This video is also from 2008 or so, but it's an interesting look at Leica, behind the scenes:



Leica Raises Prices on M Lenses

It was generally known that Leica would be raising prices on M lenses (but not bodies or accessories) in January of 2012, but some reports are coming in from dealers that prices have, effective immediately - gone up. Examples of the new list prices...

Leica Invites Entries for Oskar Barnack Award 2012

Leica is inviting professional photographers to submit entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012...


Leica Releases Firmware v1.174 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. Leica has now released the latest firmware update, v.1.174 for M9/M9-P cameras which should address these issues:

Kodak Sells Image Sensor Solutions Business

Perhaps not surprising, but it does send a slight shiver down our spine. Reuters reports that Kodak has sold its Image Sensor Solutions business to Platinum Equity in a bid to strengthen its financial position. The company, which has struggled to manage the shift in the consumer photographic market from film to digital, also recently revealed that it may have to raise cash by the sale of more than 1100 patents to survive the coming year. Image Sensor Solutions provides sensors for the Leica M9 and S2 and a number of medium format backs, as well as a wide range of specialist imaging applications. Here's the press release: