Posts Tagged ‘leica’

Walter Leica Contrast Lens, an Eyepiece Add-On for Your M-Series Camera

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Walter Leica, a small company known for their specialized lineup for Leica’s M-series cameras, has released an interesting little piece of gear. It’s called the Walter Contrast Lens and it’s a little, gold-toned eyepiece designed to improve focusing capabilities.

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Leica’s Kyoto Store Beautifully Blends German Engineering and Japanese Aesthetic

This past March Leica announced the opening of a new flagship store. It sits on Hanamikoji Street in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan.

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Leica III Behind Iconic ‘Flag Over Reichstag’ Photo Going Up for Auction in November

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It’s a day heavy with beautiful Leica news. First, we shared the photos and story behind this one-of-a-Kind Leica M4 that you can’t have, and now we’ve caught wind of another iconic Leica that is going up for sale (and is probably just as unattainable for most of us).

What makes this Leica (a Leica III, to be exact) special isn’t some particular one-of-a-kind design, it’s the fact that this is the actual camera used by photographer Yevgeni Khaldei to take his iconic Raising a Flag Over The Reichstag photograph in 1945. Read more…

The Intricate Paint Work on This One-of-a-Kind ‘Takahashi’ Leica M4 is Magnificent

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Nothing like a little bit of gear porn to get you through hump day. But don’t worry, it’s… like… super classy gear porn. All ‘hump day’ and ‘gear porn’ word play jokes aside, this gorgeous one-of-a-kind Leica M4 is truly a work of art… and you can’t have it. Read more…

Breathtaking Wedding Photographs Make a Great Case for Eloping in Iceland

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We don’t know Ohio couple Sarah and Josh personally, but we like the way they think. Because when wedding planning got to be a bit too much and they decided to elope in Iceland, they cancelled all things but one: their photographer.

They brought wedding photographer Gabe McClintock along to capture their elopement, and the photographs he left them with leave no doubt at the wisdom of their decision. Read more…

Ridiculously Thin Hand-Made Lens Leaves Pancakes Behind, Borders Crêpe Territory

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There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the company that goes by the name MS Optical, and we won’t blame you. It’s a one-man operation, run by Mr. Sadayasu Miyazaki from Honcho, Japan. But you might want to take not of them now.

Specializing in unique lens designs, MS Optical focuses on creating small pancake lenses for the Leica M Mount. But MS Optical’s latest creation leaves the ‘pancake’ title in the dust… this thing should be called a crepe lens. Read more…

Rumor: Sony to Release a Full-Frame RX 1 with a Black & White Sensor in Late 2014

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It seems Sony is intent on capturing that segment of the market that would like a Leica but can’t afford one. First, the company released the A7 and A7r, full-frame mirrorless cameras that were the first in the world with autofocus. And now, if rumors are to be believed, they’re working on a black-and-white only version of the fixed-lens Full Frame RX 1. Read more…

Wooden Accessory Maker Miniot to Create One-of-a-Kind Cases for Leica T

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What’s the first thing you’re going to do when your $1900 pre-ordered Leica T arrives on your doorstep in the coming weeks? Well, wooden accessory manufacturer Miniot hopes you’ll cover its aluminum unibody design with one of their hand-crafted wooden cases. Read more…

AppCam Claims Leica Stole Its Software for the Leica T, Slams Them via Press Release

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About a month ago, Leica debuted the touch-friendly, aluminum unibody Leica T: a hand-polished beauty that, despite the standard (read: REALLY!?) Leica price tag has been received pretty positively. Well, by some people at least.

There is one company that was less-than-thrilled when they saw the Leica T, however, and that company’s name is AppCam. According to AppCam, the operating system on the Leica T is almost identical to the AppCam OS… the same OS that they tried to shop out to Leica two and a half years ago. Read more…

French Website Reports Leica is Creating a Cloud Storage Platform for Photographers

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The rumor mill in the photography world is a strange one. Churning out snippet after snippet on bodies, glass, and everything in-between, it’s difficult to properly nail down what is fact and what is fiction. That’s particularly true when you’re dealing with claims like those made yesterday.

According to an article published by the French website 01net.com, Leica is working on something well out of their normal range of products and services: A cloud storage platform for photographers. Read more…