Posts Tagged ‘leica’

One Millionth Leica and Modified Nikon F3 NASA Camera up for Auction at WestLicht

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Each year, the WestLicht Photographica auction house puts some incredible historic cameras on the block and lets us mere mortals “oh” and “ah” at them before some collector with deep pockets plunks down hundreds of thousands of dollars to take them home (where they will, of course, be used daily right?…).

There’s always special items going up for auction — remember Alfred Eisenstaedt’s 1931 Leica IIIa with which he shot his iconic V-J Day kiss photo? That camera sold for almost $150,000 — and the 24th camera auction set for November 23rd is no different. Read more…

‘Official’ Leica T-Shirts are Cropping Up at Leica Dealers Throughout the US

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Not everybody can afford to drop the cash required to get a Leica, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still rep the brand. Check out these new, official Leica T-shirts that have started showing up in authorized Leica camera shops all over the US. Read more…

Rare Jonathan Ive-Designed Leica M to be Auctioned Off for Charity in November

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Back in September of last year, we told you about an incredibly rare Leica M Rangefinder that was being created by Apple design guru Jony Ive. The emphasis there was on incredibly rare, because only one of these puppies is ever going to get made.

At the time we knew the camera would be auctioned off for charity, but it wasn’t until today that we found out the specific event. So if you were banking on trying to buy this uber-special Leica, have your black AMEX at the ready: the date is set for September 23rd. Read more…

Leica Unveils the ‘Leica C’: A Sleek, Audi-Designed Compact Camera

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You’d think companies would be shying away from creating new compact cameras — or maybe going the way of Sony with its lens cameras — but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Earlier today, another big player released a new line of compact cameras: Leica. Read more…

Review: Leica M Monochrom is Not Quite a Black and White Decision

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“Monochrome is the new color” The world was introduced to color photography when Kodak introduced the revolutionary Kodachrome film in 1935. But fast forward to 2012, Leica decided that “monochrome is the new color”, and wants to turn back the clock with a digital rangefinder that shoots only black-and-white for $7,995. At this point, I can hear you screaming, “That’s the silliest way of spending eight grand!”
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Leica Now Including Adobe Lightroom 5 With Every S, M, X, V and D-Lux Camera

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About a month ago, Leica Camera AG made an announcement that’s bound to make prospective buyers happy, while possibly justifying the price tag of a Leica camera a tiny bit. The company has decided to begin including Adobe Lightroom 5 with every Leica S, M, X, V and D-Lux camera from here on out. Read more…

Award-Winning Short Film Tells the Story of the Leica M-Monochrome’s ‘Soul’

It’s not often an ad gets recognized as a phenomenal piece of cinematography, but that’s what has happened for the short film ‘Alma’ (translated: “soul”) produced by Sentimental Filme for the release of the Leica M-Monochrome at the Leica Store in São Paulo. Read more…

Cardboard Leica Replica Symbolizes Our Unhealthy Relationship with Technology

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For his project “Ordinary Behavior,” illustrator and product designer Kevin Lck wanted to explore the relationship between humans and the technology that is devouring our souls has become such a large part of our lives. To do so, he chose five household objects and set about creating special cardboard replicas.

One of those objects (although it doesn’t exactly quality as a “household object”) was a Leica M3, and his black and white rendition is impressive even before you turn it around.
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Review: Leica X Vario Defies Naysayers with Impressive Optics

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How should I describe the Leica X Vario? It’s as if Leica engineers met at the cafeteria and decided Fuji wasn’t kicking their a** hard enough with the X100/X100s. “Hey, let’s challenge the Fuji XE-1 with a new camera. We will up the ante this time… let’s be double the price of Fuji, AND we will not have interchangeable lens!” Guffaws exploded across the cafeteria as the engineers outlined more specifications to make life living hell for the Leica sales team.
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‘Mini M’ Now Official: Leica Finally Unveils the X Vario APS-C Compact Camera

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After teasing a mysterious “Mini M” camera on its website since mid-May, Leica today finally announced the camera behind the codename. It’s the Leica X Vario, a large sensor compact camera that “contains the DNA of the Leica M” rangefinder.
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