leica

  • Leica S2 gets priced and dated

    Leica S2 gets priced and dated

    Remember that Leica S2 we heard about the other day? It’s kind of like a medium-format camera stuffed into a chubby SLR body, but since it’s Leica, it works out better than it sounds. However, since it’s Leica, it also costs a bundle — more than I guessed when the camera got previewed. I won’t tease you with it, here it is: sixteen… hundred… times… Read More

  • Leica's S2 medium-format DSLR up close and personal

    Leica's S2 medium-format DSLR up close and personal

    For those pros out there working in print, medium format is king. Portable yet powerful, they can be deployed anywhere. With large but not crowded sensors, they provide excellent sharpness and color fidelity with reasonable exposure times. Of course, they do cost upwards of twenty grand. Leica’s S2 is an evolution of the medium format: a medium-format sensor in a DSLR body, a sort of… Read More

  • Review: Leica D-LUX 4

    Review: Leica D-LUX 4

    Leica has a stranglehold on the the hearts and minds of photographers everywhere. Even if the professionals call it a “dentist’s camera,” as in a camera that is popular with folks with too much money and not many photography chops, there’s something about that little red dot that is as iconic as the black and white of a Speedmaster or the clean lines of a Ferrari GTO. Read More

  • Attack of the Hermès-branded Leica M8

    Attack of the Hermès-branded Leica M8

    Oh, look, another limited edition Leica that none of you will ever be able to afford. (I’ll never afford one either, so don’t despair.) It’s the result of some sort of partnership between Leica and Hermès. (Fun fact: Hermès makes a cologne I use. I hope that gets picked up by Techmeme.) Read More

  • Is that a Leica D-Lux 4 Safari edition? Yes, yes it is.

    Is that a Leica D-Lux 4 Safari edition? Yes, yes it is.

    Again, if I had any amount of money to my name, the first thing I’d buy would be a pair of alligator shoes. The second thing I’d buy? Probably a Leica, just because. But would I get this one, this “safari edition”? Not sure—that white one looks pretty mean. Or maybe I’d get a really old one! Read More

  • That special edition white Leica: Only $9,000 this June (in Japan)

    That special edition white Leica: Only $9,000 this June (in Japan)

    As I just said in out little chat room, brought to you by Campfire, if I won the lotto, the first, and possibly only, tech thing I’d buy would be that special edition Leica. I’d have no idea how to properly use it, of course, but I’d be willing to fly out to Germany and have the Leica folks teach me how to use it. It would only cost me ¥880,000, or just shy of $9,000. Read More

  • White Leica M8 spotted in the wild

    White Leica M8 spotted in the wild


    Better get a good look at this camera. You’ll never ever own one. Not that we would endorse spending more than $10 large on a camera even if it’s a special edition Leica M8. Oh, and the Audi R8 in the background is nice too. I’ll take two of both please. One more pic after the jump. Read More

  • eBay find: Leica WWII artillery rangefinder

    eBay find: Leica WWII artillery rangefinder

    Me, “Biggs, yo. Buy me this. Love ya.” UP FOR SALE E.LEITZ WETZLAR (LEICA) ORIGINAL LUFTWAFFE ARTILLERY RANGEFINDER. USED AT THE SOUTHERN RUSSIAN FRONT IN 1942. 100% WORKS, NO CRUCKS ON THE LENZES. COMES WITH AN ORIGINAL WOOD AND METAL MILITARY BOX, SIGN ON THE SIDE E.LEITZ WETZLAR. THERE IS ABOUT 10-16 SMALLER PIECES COMES WITH THE RANGEFINDER,- BUT NOT SURE IF THE WHOLE ITEMS IS… Read More

  • Sebastião Salgado Leica M7 up on eBay

    Sebastião Salgado Leica M7 up on eBay

    Sebastião Salgado (time.com & Wikipedia) has photographed some of the world’s most impoverished citizens. His photographs, while visually stunning, are often eye-opening for another reason. Perhaps by using cameras presented to him by Leica will improve your budding photography skills. Too bad the set is more expensive than a Tesla Roadster. Read More

  • Leica outs a special edition white M8 for ponzi schemers

    Leica outs a special edition white M8 for ponzi schemers

    Chances are that only a few of our peeps will be able to afford this sexy Leica M8. The price hasn’t been announced just yet, but seeing as the recently released Safari edition cost 10 large and this camera will only be available in a very limited run, this boy will probably fetch a similar price. After all, someone has to support the union of handbuilding camera makers. Read More

  • Leica and Panasonic will not be sitting in a tree, have no intention to K-I-S-S

    Leica and Panasonic will not be sitting in a tree, have no intention to K-I-S-S

    Rumor has it that Leica is considering selling off its low-end digicam business to Panasonic. Panasonic already OEMs Leica’s point-and-shoot line so it makes a lot of sense but of course Leica is denying it. Read More

  • Rumor: Panasonic to buy part of Leica?

    Rumor: Panasonic to buy part of Leica?


    There’s nothing solid on this yet, but there are murmurs (from respectable, if not necessarily reliable sources) that Panasonic may be girding its loins to buy itself some Leica. Perhaps not all of it, perhaps just a little bit, but they’re definitely sniffing around. Given Leica’s skill with glass and Panasonic’s with consumer electronics, they might make a good team… Read More

  • The Canon G9: Better than a Leica?

    The Canon G9: Better than a Leica?


    I’m always a sucker for a good camera story and this one was too good to pass up. Nick Devlin brought his Leica M8 to Japan to do a little shooting and a friend suggested he carry the Canon G9, a 12-megapixel point and shoot that costs about $4500 less than the Leica M8. Read More

  • Pics of the Leica M8 Safari spotted, ogled

    Pics of the Leica M8 Safari spotted, ogled

    What digital shutternut doesn’t covet the Leica M8? It’s the pinnacle of compact digital cameras done up in the classiest digs. The latest color scheme, Safari, is damn fine look’n. The matte green body combined with the brushed silver accents are simply stunning and almost breathtaking. Plus, the green canvas and brown leather case completes the look ever so gracefully on… Read More

  • Limited Leica C-Lux 3 is pretty like a princess

    Limited Leica C-Lux 3 is pretty like a princess


    Although these special edition Leica C-Lux 3 point-and-shoots boast performance suspiciously similar to Panasonics half the price, they certainly have most of the camera world beat on looks. And they have that fabulous Leica logo. Like the titanium D-Lux we saw and the rumored Safari M8.2, these are pure vanity. And that’s why I love them. More pics after the hump. Read More

  • Confirmed: Leica Special Editions on the way

    Confirmed: Leica Special Editions on the way


    So the rumors were true: Leica has announced that they will be producing the limited edition Leica D-Lux 4 Titanium. This very exclusive camera is expected to ship on January 9th, 2009, and will be limited to a run of 500. The price is expected to be $995, assuming you can find one of course. Read More

  • Rumor: Special edition Leicas on the way

    Rumor: Special edition Leicas on the way

    If the original M8.2 wasn’t expensive enough for you, maybe the special edition will make you pull that wallet out. There are two on the way, and one special D-Lux4, according to the rumor irresponsibly posted here. The M8.2 will come in special Safari edition and a Hammertone or gunmetal grey edition. Safari will likely look like an updated version of this M6 Safari. The D-Lux4 is… Read More

  • Leica S2 hands-on

    Leica S2 hands-on

    Dan Havlik, our buddy and roving reporter for PDNGearGuide is on Cologne for Photokina where he got to handle the 37.5-megapixel Leica S2. This (potentially) $20,000 monstrosity has “one of the most beautifully designed cameras we’ve ever touched” and weather sealed for safety. The camera has an HDMI port but there is no live-view or video mode like this monster’s… Read More

  • Whether you go Leica or Hasselblad, you're buying Kodak

    Whether you go Leica or Hasselblad, you're buying Kodak


    This is interesting. I really had no idea that Kodak was the sensor provider for both Leica and Hasselblad, whose near-medium-format professional DSLRs have been the talk of the town lately. Good for Kodak! I like it when companies are behind the scenes and don’t steal the thunder — companies like IBM and Broadcom that make the hardware that makes the hardware. I wonder then if… Read More

  • More Leica S-Series shots, it looks really really nice

    More Leica S-Series shots, it looks really really nice


    I want one. We just found out about this thing a couple hours ago, and now the official Photokina release is leaked. A commenter at the source says the camera will cost €20,000, or about $30,000. Significantly lower than I thought, and definitely competitive with other Pro setups like Leaf and Hasselblad. The interface on the LCD (4 corner buttons, like Simon) looks weird, but I’m… Read More