Posts Tagged ‘leica’

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…

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…