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Rumors from around the Leicasphere.

Leica Photo Cloud Service Website?

It seems there's another tidbit of Leica news pre-Photokina 2014. It seems that Leica Camera AG has registered the domain leica-fotopark.com. Could it be the cloud service we mentioned a while back? This domain was registered not long ago - on June 6, 2014. Read more below for details!

Leica to Announce M 60 Special Edition

In a leak of their website, Leica Camera AG has tipped their hat once again, as they did with the Leica T. It has been all but confirmed that we will see a Leica M 60 Special Edition (as well as the Leica M-A film camera we mentioned earlier) among the New Leica Products at Photokina 2014! Read more below for details!

Leica to Announce New Film Leica M-A

Exclusive La Vida Leica news - we have word that Leica will be announcing a successor (and not a special edition) to the fabled Leica MP film camera among the New Leica Products at Photokina 2014! Likely during the 60 Years of Leica M event on the first day of the show. It will be called the Leica M-A. Don't expect huge changes, but subtle updates to the design, a better rangefinder and the return of the rewind crank (as it is no longer available separately)! It will be a standalone version similar to the one we saw introduced in the Leica M Edition 100 set earlier this year, albeit in a regular, rather than stainless steel body (just like the upcoming Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH). Read more below for details!

Leica D-LUX (Type 109) Coming

Site digicame-info.com is reporting that a Leica D-LUX (Type 109) camera has been registered with the Indonesian Communication Agency. Based on the Panasonic LX100 - and both will be released at Photokina 2014 later this month; the Leica as the D-LUX (Type 109) (confirmed!). Read more below for details and updates!

Zeiss to Announce Distagon 1,4/35 ZM

We don't have much information at this point yet, other than this is likely the Zeiss ZM lens we've been waiting for - for quite some time now. Turns out this is finally the year, and they will announce a Distagon 1,4/35 ZM at Photokina 2014! We have high hopes; check out our review of the 2/35 Biogon ZM lens. You'll recall the original promise:

For fans of the Carl Zeiss family of ZM systems for rangefinder cameras, Carl Zeiss has a special surprise in store. In 2013, at least one fast lens with M bayonet will go on sale. Using lenses from the ZM series with adapters is also very popular on mirrorless system cameras.

High Megapixel M Camera at Photokina?

Details are still sketchy right now, but we'll go ahead and break the news anyway - and of course, keep you updated on any developments between now and Photokina... As you know, Leica will be introducing a CMOS-based Leica S camera. We've been saying that for a while. But what no one else knows is that Leica is set to introduce a high megapixel M camera that's largely new from the existing Leica M (Type 240). What we're not sure of yet is the exact megapixel count; we'd guess 36MP. And yes, despite some silly rumors - it will have an LCD. We also have some other minor details, but we'll keep those close to the vest for now... See what other Leica gear is on tap for Photokina 2014 and stay tuned! Read more below.

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