Rumor

Rumors from around the Leicasphere.

Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming?

Details over the next version of Adobe Lightroom 6 are gaining traction. Amazon Germany has a listing for an upcoming Photoshop Lightroom 6 book that is going to be released on August 31, 2014. Read more below for details and update!

New M Monochrom (Type 230) Coming?

Digicame-info is reporting that Leica has registered a new camera called the M Monochrom (Typ 230) with the radio government agency of Korea RRA (Korea Radio Research Laboratory). This would mean that the new M Monochrom camera will have built-in Wi-Fi capabilities and will be announced at Photokina in September, most likely. Best guess - it'll be based on the current Leica M (CMOS) sensor. Interesting timing, considering that Leica included the current M Monochrom in the Leica M Edition 100 and just announced the availability of a silver chrome version alongside the regular black chrome as well as a Leitz Park special edition, available only at the Leica Store in Wetzlar. Of course, this typically means one thing - a new version is all but certain... But when? Read more below for an update!

APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Leaked?

In some of the press materials surrounding the introduction of the new Leica T (Type 701), there's one shot of the T amongst many M lenses, showing compatibility through the use of the M-Adapter T. What's interesting to note is the 35mm lens pictured... It's not the current Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens we all know and love! Rather, it appears to be a new version - leaked by Leica themselves. Later versions of this image show the current lens. We suspect this long-awaited update might be a new APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens!

New Leica M Firmware Due Soon

The last firmware update for the Leica M (Type 240) was v2.0.0.12 released in December, 2013 and that was mostly an "internal" update, with no visible end-user changes. There's been talk for some time now that changes to the behavior of Auto-ISO were set to drop but we have yet to see that materialize. There are now some fresh rumblings of a firmware update coming, promising more "feature requests." The timing could be interesting with a Leica special event looming on April 24th... Perhaps May 24th (how apropos). What else might we expect? Maybe a new EVF... Read more below for updated details!

4K Leica S-System at Photokina?

Our friend Dez gives us a tip that the expected Leica S update at Photokina might also include 4K video capability. We already expected the 40-50MP resolution bump in the move to a CMOS sensor... So adding live view and video capabilities makes a lot of sense, and nice to see that Leica is going for 4K right out of the gate. The real question lies in the lenses... Read more below.

New Leica X (Type 113) Camera?

Much like the previous Leica T (Type 701) discovered this way, site digicame-info.com is reporting that a new Leica X (Type 113) camera (translation to English via Google) was registered at the Korean Radio Research Agency. This is an indication that the new model likely has built-in WiFi capability. This camera could debut as early as Photokina in September.

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