Posts Tagged ‘leica’

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…

The Think Camera: Old Leica M4 Ad Brags About the Camera’s Lack of Technology

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There’s something awesome about vintage ads. This rings especially true for photography ads, because while technology ads of the past for things like computers or other gadgets might seem comically archaic, the text in something like this Leica M4 ad could very well be seen in the next Pure Photography-like campaign. Read more…

Panasonic and Leica Initiate Nocticron Line With Impressive 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens

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Panasonic is looking to boost its appeal to high-end shooters with a new line of super-fast Leica lenses, starting with a 42.5mm f/1.2 model that was introduced Monday at CES.

The debut model in the newly dubbed “Nocticron” (was he a good Transformer or an evil Transformer?) line of glass is pitched as a portrait-friendly lens (35mm equivalent focal length of 85mm) for MFT Lumix cameras. Read more…

Leica Brazil Lets Interested Customers Buy the Leica C Directly Through Instagram

The popularity of Instagram as a place where you can buy or sell goods (both legal and otherwise) is well-established, but we were still surprised to find out that Leica Brazil has begun selling one of its cameras straight through the photo sharing site. Read more…

This One-of-a-Kind Leica is Made Entirely Out of Plastic Bits You Snap Off a Poster

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Forget gold plating and celebrity altruism — the rarest Leica camera of them all may be made entirely out of plastic. Read more…

Half a Million Dollars in Leica Movie Lenses and Other Gear Stolen from LA Film Set

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A late-breaking holiday shopping tip: If someone offers you a screamingly good deal on a Leica Summilux-C movie lens, be very suspicious. That’s because there’s currently $500,000 worth of stolen gear floating around the black market — including a $200K set of Summilux-C lenses — that was taken off the set of a Los Angeles film shoot.. Read more…

Leica Acquires Swiss Large Format View Camera Manufacturer Sinar

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Leica began its takeover of Swiss view camera manufacturer Sinar all the way back in 2006, when the German company acquired a 51% stake in Sinar from Jenoptik. The real goal, however, was only truly achieved yesterday when both companies announced via press release that they had reached an acquisition deal. Read more…