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DIY: Epson R-D1 battery life boost without modding the camera itself, February 13, 2014
While it is raining cameras in the DSLR and mirrorless segments, it is mostly quiet in the world of digital rangefinders. So if you are a fan of digital rangefindering but not too hot on digital Leicas, the options are... Continue

Lives of the Rich and Famous Cameras: gold-plated Leica Lexus II hoping to get at least $1.6 million USD in auction, October 25, 2013
It's a new episode of "Lives of the Rich and Famous Cameras". A rare gold-plated Leica Lexus II (no relation to the Toyota cars) is going to be auctioned in Hong Kong and the auction insiders are confident it will... Continue

Leica teases "Mini M" with a June 11 announcement day - is this their Mirrorless System?, May 23, 2013
The official Leica website has a teaser that promises a "new Leica Family Member" on June 11th, and the picture below calls this the "Mini M", slotted in-between the Leica M-series and the Leica X-series (APS-C Big Sensor Primes). Is... Continue

Dxomark results: Leica M Type 240 Dxo-DESTROYS the M-E and M9s, March 14, 2013
Oppa Dxomark time! Dxomark is back with Part II of their Leica M-series adventure! They have published their test results for the latest iPad model, to use Apple speak, the Leica M Type 240. They have not yet published the... Continue

Curiosity Factor: Leica M Type 240 ISO comparison with DNG samples, March 13, 2013
Put on your pixel-peeping hats and glasses, it is ISO comparison time at Focus Numerique where they have published their standard ISO comparison test scene with the Leica M Type 240 (the new iPad Leica - using Apple speak). The... Continue

Dxomark evaluates three Leica M Digital Rangefinders (M9p, M9, M-E 220), March 10, 2013
Oppa Leica style! Dxomark has a three-for-one special on Leica M-series digital rangefinders as they have published the results of three M-series digitals, the M9, the M9p, and the M-E Type 220. Coming at a later time is their evaluation... Continue

Leica curiosity: M Type 240 and M Monochrome reviews, February 21, 2013
Leica M reviews are rare, but Leica has received two back to back reviews the last two days. Both are M-mount cameras. We start with the latest model, the M Type 240 receiving a photographer priority review by photographer Ming... Continue

Leica is confused, posts September 2012 samples from new Leica M (240), January 22, 2013
Leica is apparently still carrying on some of the film era camera development mentality, they published today Leica M (Type 240) web-size sample pictures along with a 2-minute video at the official Leica blog. For a camera that is not... Continue

Cosina discontinues Zeiss Ikon production, December 11, 2012
Not all news is good news. Case in point here for fans of classic film rangefinders. Cosina is announcing that they are ending production of the Zeiss Ikon film cameras. The announcement was verified by multiple sources including Fujiya Camera... Continue

SLR Magic abandons Leica M rangefinder lenses (T-lenses continue), November 9, 2012
The catch-up-a-thon is in progress, so expect a wave of posts in the next few hours! All apologies for falling behind, stubborn burnout is unfortunately ...stubborn! *** *** *** *** *** Leica M-purists have claimed victory earlier in the week... Continue

Leica Trade Show Floor round-up: M, M-E, X2, S samples, etc, September 19, 2012
And now we visit one of the big noisemakers of the 2012 Photokina trade show, Leica with its two new full frame digital rangefinders... Earlier on we posted the Olympus round-up and the Samsung round-up and the Nikon round-up and... Continue

Three Leica interviews talk camera naming, pricing, Wifi, and more, September 19, 2012
A trio of Leica text-based interviews have hit the interets. The first two appear to be at/during the Leica press event in Koln at British Journal of Photography and Amateur Photographer UK where Leica says that they will never make... Continue

New 24mp Leica M full frame rangefinder with Live View and Movies, September 17, 2012
Leica has a new flagship digital rangefinder camera, it is the new Leica M, with some modern era luxuries such as Live View, Movies, and Gorilla Glass (on the display on the back of the camera). The price will remain... Continue

New Leica M-E is a 35mm full frame 18mp rangefinder for $5,500, September 17, 2012
This is the Photokina where many dreams (and probably some nightmares too) come true! Leica has announced two new 35mm full frame rangefinders. We start with the new Leica M-E, an 18mp 35mm full frame rangefinder with a lower-than-previous-introductory-prices for... Continue

New Voigtlander 21mm f1.8 Ultron VM lens for 1150e, September 17, 2012
Fans of primes, prime your engines! Cosina Voigtlander has announced the Voigtlander 21mm f1.8 Ultron VM lens with a starting price of 1150 euro. VM mount = Leica M-mount. Focuses as close as 50cm. The computer-translated text at the Voigtlander... Continue


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