Posts Tagged ‘leica’

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…

Leica 100th Anniversary Set Includes Both Analog & Digital Cameras and Some Glass

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Leica has come out strong in 2014, showing off and releasing some impressive gear — both on their own and in collaboration with third-parties — in the first and second quarters.

And they should be, as this past March was the 100th anniversary of their camera manufacturing, albeit not technically in mass production. Read more…

Leica Teams Up with Watch Maker Valbray, Creates a Beautiful Timepiece

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Leica recently decided to bring its photography heritage to the world of timekeeping by making an extremely limited edition watch.

Of course, Leica doesn’t know anything about the sublime art of watch making, and so the company reached out to independent Swiss watch maker Valbray, and commissioned the making of 100 pieces of the special edition “EL1 Chronograph” in celebration of Leica’s 100th anniversary. Read more…

New Special Edition Leica M Monochrom Will Only Set You Back a Cool $21K

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What happens when a camera company already known for their high prices teams up with somebody for a special edition camera? Exactly what you think happens, as illustrated by this collaboration between Leica and Nordic Foto Imports.

In celebration of Nordic’s 25th anniversary, the Leica M Monochrom is taking the leap from expensive, to borderline ridiculous. Read more…

DigitalRev Says Happy 60th Birthday to the Iconic Leica M3 with a Hands-On Review

This week marks the 60th anniversary since Leica introduced the now-iconic M3, a camera many consider to be the best Leica ever produced and still the most successful M-Series camera ever made at over 220,000 units sold by the time production ended in 1966.

And so, to pay homage to this titan of photographic history, DigitalRev decided to give the M3 a proper video and take it out onto the streets of Hong Kong for a good old hands-on review. Read more…

Over $62K in Gear Stolen from Leica Store in the UK

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In some gut-wrenching news shared by Leica Rumors this morning, a sponsor of theirs, Red Dot Cameras, has had approximately $62,000 in gear stolen from their shop overnight. Read more…

Leica Proudly Releases ‘The Most Boring Ad Ever Made’ for the New Leica T

What’s the most boring advertisement you’ve ever seen? Well, whatever it is, Leica is here to challenge it. In a move that is part humor part marketing brilliance, Leica has put together a 45-minute long advertisement that shows off every. single. second that each of their just-announced Leica T cameras spend being polished down, ever-so-meticulously, by hand. Read more…

Leica Steps Into the 21st Century with the Apple-Esque Leica T Mirrorless System

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Leica isn’t known for modern styling and innovative design. For the most part, the company sticks with what works, branching out here and there to release a special edition that is sold for an even more outrageous price than the standard version.

But today Leica steps outside of the box with the new Leica T: a APS-C sensor, aluminum unibody camera with surprisingly few physical controls, a large touchscreen and a whole new lens mount. Read more…

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…