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  • 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

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