Posts Tagged ‘leica’

Jürgen Schadeberg Talks Leica Cameras and South African Photojournalism

Put together by SixOranges, this four-minute video is an interview with renowned photographer Jürgen Schadeberg. In it, he shares the story behind the collection of Leica cameras he has used throughout his career, many of which were responsible for documenting some of the most iconic photographs of former South African President and icon Nelson Mandela throughout Madiba’s life. Read more…

New Leica S to be Announced at Photokina, Packs a 40-50MP CMOS Sensor & 4K Video

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From some talks with a Leica rep at the 2014 NAB show, it looks like Digipixelpop has found out that the next Leica S will be announced at Photokina in September. Packing a 40-50MP medium format CMOS sensor and 4K video, it’s an interesting addition to Leica’s current line-up, but one we probably should’ve seen coming considering PhaseOne, Pentax and Hasselblad have all already hopped on the CMOS medium format train. Read more…

Leaked Photo of Rumored Leica T Type 107 Mirrorless Camera Appears Online

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The rumored, 4K capable Sony A7s that we’re supposed to see for the first time tomorrow evening isn’t the only mirrorless camera set to drop in April. The Leica/Panasonic partnership is also working on a mirrorless shooter — the long-rumored Leica T Type 107 — and we just got to see our first picture of it thanks to the folks at Leica Rumors. Read more…

Leica’s ‘Let Us Roam’ Film Series Looks at the Lives of Skateboarder/Photographers

An incredible short film series is coming to life thanks to the production prowess of Helio Collective and iconic camera brand Leica. Called “Let Us Roam,” the series tells the stories of photographers, artist, filmmakers and musicians, all within the subculture of skateboarding. Read more…

Leica Sends Out April 24th ‘Save the Date,’ Will Allegedly Debut New Mirrorless System

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The rebranding war continues, but to Leica’s credit, the next camera they’re supposedly releasing on April 24th actually has people excited. It seems a brand new Leica mirrorless system is on the way, although this one will be a Panasonic in Leica clothing. Read more…

Leica Works with Playboy & Hello Kitty for Its Latest Limited Edition Shooter

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In the latest bit of news that would show up on our version of ‘REALLY!? with Seth and Amy’ if we made such a thing, Leica has teamed up with none other than adult entertainment giant Playboy and kid-friendly icon Hello Kitty for its most recent ultra-limited edition Leica C camera. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Leica Announces Limited Run of 25 White ‘Paper Skin Fedrigoni’ X2 Cameras

If you’re still upset that you missed out on buying one of those limited edition Ralph Gibson Monochrom cameras that sold out in five minutes, and that spare $28K is burning a hole in your pocket, Leica might have something for you — although it probably won’t do away with all that cash. Read more…

The $28K Ralph Gibson Leica Monochrom Sold Out in 5 Minutes

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A lot of people might have thought Leica had staked out enough of a challenge convincing people to pay $8,000 for a digital camera that only shoots black-and-white.

Never one to shy away from a luxury marketing opportunity, however, the German camera maker briefly offered the opportunity to pay an extra $20,000 for a limited-edition version of the M-Monochrom… an opportunity people jumped at. Read more…

Jeff Garlin Brings a Leica M Monochrom on The Daily Show, Confuses Jon Stewart

If you were watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night, you might have noticed a friend of ours stopped by. It was an expensive friend known as the Leica M Monochrom, and it earned a surprised and somewhat confused reaction from Jon Stewart.

We’ve embedded the five-minute segment above, but truth be told, the camera only plays a role at the very beginning and end of the video. It’s nice to see a gorgeous piece of photographic gear getting some primetime airtime though, and it seems Jon Stewart reacted to it just like most people would: “wow that’s a beautiful camera” is followed by “wait, it only shoots black and white!?”

Okay, fine, the normal human being would follow THAT up with a third statement: “What do you mean it costs eight grand!?”

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Sony Supposedly Working on a Full-Frame Camera that Shoots Only Black & White

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It seems Sony’s intent on raining all over Leica’s parade. First, the company releases the A7 and A7R — AF-equipped mirrorless full-frame alternatives to Leica’s cameras — and now Sony is supposedly working on a black & white-only full-frame shooter of its own to compete against the M Monochrome. Read more…