Posts Tagged ‘leica’

Minecraft Founder ‘Notch’ is Likely the New Owner of That $1 Million Giant Leica Sculpture

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Here’s a super random piece of photographic trivia: that $1 million giant Leica sculpture in Los Angeles is likely now in the possession of Minecraft founder Markus Persson (AKA “Notch”).
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This DIY ‘Patina’ Leica M2 Was Turned Green Like the Statue of Liberty

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Did you know that the Statue of Liberty started out as a dull copper color, but turned green over time due to oxidation occurring on the copper skin? The green patina (also called verdigris) can occur naturally or with human intervention on copper, brass, and bronze.

Know what else is brass? The body of the Leica M2 underneath the chrome surface. Photographer Bellamy Hunt used this fact to create a custom DIY special edition of the M2, the “Patina Edition.”
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Leica Users Seeing a Widespread ‘Sensor Corrosion’ Issue, Company Offers Free Replacements

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Leica is acknowledging that there is a “sensor corrosion” issue that potentially affects photographers who use its M-series digital rangefinders. The problem shows up as white spots in photographs that cannot be removed by a traditional cleaning of the sensor.
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Two Sideways Cameras from Leica and Fujifilm: The M-A and the Instax 300

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Two recent camera releases have me scratching my head. The first is the M-A, the latest model from Leica. The primary selling point seems to be that this is a completely mechanical camera. No battery, no meter, no LCD, no autofocus, no frills. What the camera lacks in modern features it makes up for in mechanic precision and simplicity. Instead of busy screens you “read the shutter speed and aperture directly from the camera and lens and so fully concentrate on the subject.”
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Leica 35mm Lens Cross Section Diagram Tattoo

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Photographer Rick Satureyes shares this tattoo he recently had inked onto his forearm. Rather than a standard design featuring a camera or lens, he chose to go with a cross-section diagram of a lens.
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A Look Back at 100 Years of Leica Cameras

German news broadcaster Deutsche Welle created this short feature on the history of Leica in light of the 100th year anniversary of the brand’s existence. Oskar Barnack created his first functional Leica model back in 1914, and its compact size sparked a revolution in photography.

The video also offers a glimpse into the exhibition in Hamburg titled, “Eyes Wide Open: 100 years of Leica photography” that features 500 works created with Leica gear.

(via Leica Rumors)


P.S. Leica also created its own video in a brilliant ad that recreates 35 of history’s most iconic images. Be sure to check that one out.

Leica Recreates 35 of the Most Iconic Photos Through History in Brilliant 100th Anniversary Ad

Editor’s Note: There is one very brief instance of nudity in this ad. Proceed with caution.


The award-winning ad agency behind the moving Leica ad “Soul” from last year have created another masterpiece. It’s called “Leica 100,” and it celebrates 100 years of Leica photography by paying tribute to 35 of the most iconic photographs of all time in an incredibly creative way. Read more…

Photographer Creates a Digital Back for His Leica M4 Using a Canon Rebel Sensor

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Want to shoot digital photos with a Leica rangefinder without having to buy an expensive digital Leica M? You can do so by creating a digital back for a film Leica M.

That’s what Eugene Zaikonnikov did over the course of a year, creating a digital back for his Leica M4 with the sensor from a Canon 350D DSLR.
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M-Magazine: A New Publication that Only Features Photos Taken with Leica M-Series Cameras

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It’s been sixty years since the launch of the Leica M3, Leica’s first M-series rangefinder camera. Since then, an unimaginable number of images have been taken with the M-series lineup, many of which are among the most iconic in history.

To honor the impact this camera has had (and will continue to have) on the world of photography, Leica has launched a new magazine that’s available in both digital and print formats. It’s called M-Magazine and, as the name suggests, the entirety of its artwork features images captured with Leica M-Series cameras.
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Leica Lets Six New Lenses Out of the Bag and Gives Two Others a Silver Paint Job

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After releasing a total of 6 cameras, both digital and analog, at Photokina today, Leica would have been remiss to leave us without a few new pieces of glass. Don’t worry though, they’ve delivered in the form of six all-new lenses and two old lenses that have received a metallic makeover. Read more…