• Like Peanut Butter And Chocolate: Apple’s Jony Ive To Design One-Of-A-Kind Leica M

    Like Peanut Butter And Chocolate: Apple’s Jony Ive To Design One-Of-A-Kind Leica M

    Apple’s going to have to temporarily share its design wizard Sir Jonathan Ive, with high-end camera maker Leica, as Ive will be creating a special, super limited edition of one version of the new Leica M announced by the company yesterday according to PetaPixel. That’s bound to be a drool-worthy camera, and this might represent the perfect storm of tech design fanboyism. No… Read More

  • Leica Drops Five New Cameras, Each (Not Surprisingly) Both Gorgeous And Pricey

    Leica Drops Five New Cameras, Each (Not Surprisingly) Both Gorgeous And Pricey

    Leica has long been a high-water mark in photography, and its digital offerings are no exception. Today, the company took the covers off of four new models in its lineup, owing to Photokina getting underway tomorrow. The D-LUX 6, V-LUX 4, M, M-E and S are all going to be on display at the show, and each boasts not only Leica’s signature killer looks, but also enhanced internals to… Read More

  • Leica Introduces V-Lux 3 Superzoom Camera

    Leica Introduces V-Lux 3 Superzoom Camera

    Leica has just announced the V-Lux 3 superzoom camera, 12.1-megapixel CMOS camera with 4.5-108mm F2.8-5.2 lens with 1080p60 video capture. Not surprisingly, this thing is actually a rebadged Panasonic DMC-FZ150 which lends truth to the old adage “A fool and his money are easily duped by camera companies.” Read More

  • Nearly Half Of Leica Sold Off To Blackstone Group For Rumored $179 Million

    Nearly Half Of Leica Sold Off To Blackstone Group For Rumored $179 Million

    Comparing Leica and Kodak is an interesting exercise. While they’re not the same by any stretch of the imagination, both rode the wave of photography throughout the 20th century and, come the age of digital imaging, both stumbled. Kodak is starting to leverage its IP and Leica has found a new prosperity in its high-end digitals. But Kodak is still in its crisis period and Leica appears to… Read More

  • Leica Planning New Line Of EVIL Cameras For September Debut

    Leica Planning New Line Of EVIL Cameras For September Debut

    Leica’s CEO, Alfred Schopf, has abruptly and rather casually announced a new line of compact cameras being planned for a Photokina debut. The new system will have “at least” an APS-C sensor and will “do things differently” from the rest of the EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lens) cameras — serious competition like the NEX, PEN, and G… Read More

  • Thieves Make Off With Horde Of Leica Gear In Moscow

    Thieves Make Off With Horde Of Leica Gear In Moscow

    In what could amount to a very hefty haul, Moscow thieves took a sledge to metal security shutters and then a glass case to grab twenty items including a Leica Pro Set with three lenses. Interestingly, they left a $32,000 Leica S2 on the shelf and, not surprisingly, focused mainly on lenses and the familiar standard M9s. Serial numbers are after the jump if you ever spot these in the wild. Read More

  • Video: The Makings Of A True Retro Leica Digital Camera

    Video: The Makings Of A True Retro Leica Digital Camera

    Watch as a ratty 1938 Leica is transformed into a modern digital camera with the guts of a Lumiz FX70. The video above isn’t a step-by-step video that holds your hand with detailed instructions. Nope, instead it’s a toe-tapping slideshow of the creations development. It is in fact more enjoyable this way. Get a fresh cup of coffee, sit back and watch an old Leica get a new set… Read More

  • Leica's M9-P Loses The Red Dot, Gains Better LCD Coating

    Leica has announced a new version of the M9, touted as “the essence of discretion.” The M9-P isn’t much of a jump; the conspicuous red dot logo has been replaced with a script logo on the top of the camera (to deter illiterate thieves, I presume), and a new sapphire covering with anti-glare coating should make reviewing images easier in bad light. Yes, that’s all! The… Read More

  • Leica Iterates Its Luxury Point And Shoot Series With The V-Lux 30

    We liked Leica’s V-Lux 20, but could never really recommend it over its cheaper, nearly identical sibling, the Panasonic ZS7. Now we have the V-Lux 30, which appears to have the same relationship with the ZS10 announced in January. Looks like the same 14.1-megapixel sensor, the same 16x zoom lens, the same LCD, GPS, and so on — but different badge. The Leica costs $750, the… Read More

  • Video: Leica "Birdie"

    LEICA ‘BIRDIE” from Philip Escobar Jung on Vimeo. As you’ll see this isn’t an official Leica commercial. It should be, though. Why? Because you’ll remember it and that’s the most important aspect of any advert. [via Leica Rumors] Read More

  • 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

    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

    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 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

    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. Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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

    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… Read More

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