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  • An Exhausting, Continuous Review Of The Leica M9

    An Exhausting, Continuous Review Of The Leica M9

    Our own review of the M9 pales in comparison to thislabor of love by Thorsten Overgaard who has been shooting with the storied digital since 2009 and continuously updates his post with commentary, pictures, and advice. Not only is he a great, quirky photographer he writes passionately about the places he visits and, most important, the camera itself. Read More

  • Look, A Fujifilm X100 Next To A Leica M3

    Look, A Fujifilm X100 Next To A Leica M3

    While it’s not the carbon copy some seem to think it is, the X100 does take a lot of design cues from Leica and this generation of cameras in general. I’m dying to get my hands on one of these, though that $1200 price tag is a little intimidating. Lots more comparison pics and other X100 porn at Nokton’s Flickr page. [via 43rumors and PetaPixel] Read More

  • Video: The Titanium Leica M9 Gets Unboxed

    Video: The Titanium Leica M9 Gets Unboxed

    I'm genuinely surprised that the $32,000 Titanium Leica M9 ships in a cardboard box. I'd expect nothing less than a titanium crate and a Jack Bauer wannabe. That said, it if can't handle a little FedEx abuse, how's it going to survive war zones, impoverished countries, and misuse by trust fund babies? [via Engadget] Read More

  • Leica Teams With BMW For Special Edition X1 Camera

    Leica Teams With BMW For Special Edition X1 Camera

    Leica likes to make special edition cameras. Good or bad, that's how they roll. The latest is a special BMW edition of the X1 camera. What's special about it? Nothing. Not a damn thing. Read More

  • How Leicas Are Born

    It’s not every day you see how the sausage is made. This is how Leica puts together their famous M9 camera – by hand, all done by men in white lab coats. It’s an impressive bit of engineering to be sure and pricing aside, this is an incredible camera. Click through for one more walk-through video. Read More

  • Someone Paid Over $500,000 For This Leica

    Someone Paid Over $500,000 For This Leica

    As much as I'd like to say it's ridiculous that someone has paid half a million dollars for this experimental 1958 MP2 Leica, it's really no more ridiculous than paying for a piece of art by an old master or famous contemporary artist. In that case, you're paying for a piece of art history, and in the Leica's case, it's a piece of photographic history. Try telling me one is more ridiculous than… Read More

  • Hands-on With Leica's 2010 Line-Up

    Hands-on With Leica's 2010 Line-Up

    We didn’t get a chance to go out to Photokina this year so Photokina – or at least Leica’s portion of it – came to us. I got a closer look at four of Leica’s new cameras, the all-black X1, the DLUX 5, and the V-LUX 2 along with the new Titanium M9, one of the most outlandish cameras I’ve seen in a while. The V-LUX 2 is Leica’s ultrazoom priced at $849 and… Read More

  • Titanium Leica M9 Is Titanium

    Titanium Leica M9 Is Titanium

    Honestly. At this point these people are just releasing a new finish for each of their cameras every few months and seeing who bites. Personally, I don’t have enough cash to be dropping used-car cash on a camera, though I might make an exception for Fujifilm’s FinePix X100, which can truly be said to be fine — in the flyest sense of the word. [image: David Farkas; via Leica… Read More

  • Leica To Unveil EVIL Camera On Monday?

    Leica To Unveil EVIL Camera On Monday?

    Leica rumors are usually pretty subdued, since the company doesn't exactly make consumer cameras. But if they're getting on the EVIL train, that's worth shouting from the rooftops. Read More

  • Review: Leica M9

    Review: Leica M9

    This review is by photographer Rich Svinkin. “Nice Equipment.” It took a second to process that the wedding photographer was talking about my camera. It was the shock of phrasing, not the awe displayed, that startled me. When I’m carrying this beauty around I get stopped by strangers all the time. Camera junkies are boundary blind like dog lovers. And like a champion breed, the… Read More