• Rumor: Nikon is releasing a clone of the Leica X1

    So we’ve known that something was coming, but we weren’t sure exactly what. We still don’t know for certain what Nikon is up to on the 15th, but that whole is looking better and better. It’s not a huge surprise really, since the new Leica’s have really been in the news lately. Read More

  • Leica comes clean, announces the M9 and X1

    Finally. It seems like there have been a dozen leaks about the Leica M9 and X1 the last couple of weeks, but they are finally announced. It’s too bad that the leaks killed all the fun and announced everything already though. The new M9, which should be available this week, features a very similar body as the M8, but now rocks a 18MP full frame CCD sensor along new button placement for… Read More

  • Leica X1 details: fixed lens, cropped CMOS sensor

    Looks like someone let some more Leica assets go live a bit early. The M9 had its own leak earlier today, and now some more details are out there, this time about the lower-end X1. I’m happy to say the leak exonerates me in my doubt of the previous leak, in which I thought the X1 looked janky. Read More

  • The Leica M9 leaks out early which is probably for the best

    Leica has a big event scheduled for this Wednesday where the M9 was likely going to be announced. But it just so happens that Apple also has a presser booked for the same day, along with a bunch of companies at the audio video expo, CEDIA. So it’s probably best for Leica that a Photography Bay tipster sent the site an official-looking brochure that lists all the specs of unannounced M9. Read More

  • The retrotastic Leica M9 and X1 get pictured, specs found

    mmhmmm. Leica’s got our number. That’s for sure. We love ourselves some retro rangefinders and it looks like the next two Leica digicams will follow that style. These pics came from two Flickr pages that were eventually pulled. If the specs listed turn out to be correct, a lot of shutterbugs are going to max out their credit cards on day one. We’ll probably find out… Read More

  • Breaking: Leica event to be forgotten on September 9

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6356197&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Live Webcast on 9/9/2009 – The next Generation of Leica Cameras from leica camera on Vimeo. While Biggs is at the iPod event in San Francisco, I’ll be here in NYC live blogging the Leica event. Oh, there’s going to be a… Read More

  • Leica à la carte lets you customize your M-series

    If the only thing keeping you from getting a Leica was the non-interactive buying process, then you’re in luck. Leica’s new “à la carte” service lets you configure a new Leica from scratch, changing everything from the paint finish to the viewfinder magnification. Of course, there’s no way to skimp and get a “bare bones” Leica for some special… Read More

  • Leica comments on haters complaining about the price of the S2

    Leica is firing back over the criticism they’ve received lately about the price of their new flagship digital SLR, the S2. Internet pundits have rather, shall we say, catty about the price based on a rough glance at the specs, and Leica’s VP of marketing says that’s just not fair. Read More

  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

    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)

    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

    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


  • 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

    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

    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?

    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