DxOMark Tests the Leica S

DxOMark has published their Leica S camera test results with the conclusion:

In the rarified atmosphere of professional medium format cameras, the Leica S performs very well indeed. It has both very good color and dynamic range and, surprisingly perhaps, it has excellent low noise characteristics. While it’s clear smaller 35mm full-frame CMOS sensors have better dynamic range and lower noise at ultra-high ISOs, the Leica S is delivers on its promise as being just as adept in the field as it is in the studio.

Leica S Edition 100 Set

What do you get the Leica photographer that has everything? The new Leica S Edition 100 Set of course! Priced at $34,500 USD, it comes complete with a Leica S (Typ 006) camera and the two most popular S lenses - the Leica Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH CS and the Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH CS. Each piece features special engraving - the centennial logo and comes in a Rimowa Topas Multiwheel Cabin Trolley in bright aluminum. You can find out more here. Read more below for additional info and images!

HG Esch - Making of Shanghai 360º

The photographer Hans Georg Esch who was behind the Shanghai 360º exhibit, gives us this making of video. If you don't recall, it was shot using the S-System and comprised 60 shots; 20 side-by-side and three high. It was first presented at Art Masters in St. Moritz / Switzerland and later New York City during Shanghai week (September 16–21, 2013), situated directly in front of Rockefeller Center.


Robin Sinha on Meeting Elliott Erwitt

Over on the official site of The Macallan - Leica Akademie Tutor Robin Sinha shares his account of meeting Elliott Erwitt, the world’s most influential living photographer and reflects on his chance to capture his icon’s character in "Meeting Elliott Erwitt by Leica’s Robin Sinha." Read more below for the article.

Leica Camera at Art Basel Miami 2013

Leica Camera teamed up with the Miami Street Photography Festival to help bring back photography into Art Basel Miami. Featured events included portraits by Mark Mann with the Leica S-System and workshops with the Leica Akademie. Art Basel Miami was held on December 3 - December 8, 2013.

Leica Camera at Art Basel Miami 2013

Behind Scenes with S on Red Bull Shoot

We have another "behind the scenes" with the Leica S-System to show you - though not with the Red Cross this time. Red Bull Illume joins photographer Markus Berger on this studio shoot with Red Bull's winter athletes. The concept was to create a set of unique action shots and portraits with a continuous theme that revealed the athletes as individuals but also part of a team. Each athlete was shot "in action," sometimes using climbing ropes to hold them in place. The shoot also included a light-hearted and experimental aspect to showcase the athlete's individual character.

Reinventing winter sports action photography - Red Bull Illume