Leica has just released a $1,549 camera kit that aims to kick start your street photography. The Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit is perfect if you’ve always wanted a Leica, but weren’t ready to pay thousands of dollars for a camera body only. Other than the Leica D-Lux 7, you also get a few other items that will pimp your camera and, hopefully, improve the shooting experience.
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Leica has announced a reissue of their Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH lens. As the name suggests, it’s designed for the Leica M mount. Its optical design is virtually identical to the original Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2, released in 1966, which they say provides the same classic, vintage feel. It’s the third reissue of Leica’s M mount Classics range, adding to the Summaron-M 25mm f/5.6 and the Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2.
Two versions of the lens are being released. The first is the standard black, which is available in all of the usual places. The other is silver and a limited edition of 100 units available only at Leica stores.
It’s no secret that Leica cameras are expensive. But how can you make it look even more expensive? Well, the new TTartisan 35mm f/1.4 lens is a golden opportunity to add bling to your Leica. And I mean “golden” quite literally, as this lens is 24k gold-plated. To make it even more exclusive, only 200 pieces are available to order worldwide.
The Ricoh GR series cameras have become extremely popular amongst street photographers over the last few years and have picked up a very loyal following. Those who have them love them and swear by them. The Ricoh GR III feels like it’s built specifically for street photography and when you look at some of the images they can make, it’s easy to see why.
Well, now, Ricoh has announced a new limited edition Ricoh GR III “Street Edition” kit which, as well as the camera includes a viewfinder module, a leather wrist strap and a rather obvious bright orange ring around the lens.
It’s not often you hear about new UK-based photographic manufacturers these days. At least, certainly not when it comes to lenses. But, it appears that’s exactly what we have, with new lens company, Skyllaney Opto-Mechanics. Their first lens will be a limited edition run of a 50mm f/2 classic Sonnar formula lens with a Leica M mount.
Based off a 1937 pre-war design by Dr Ludwig Bertele, the new Skyllaney 50mm f/2 Bertele contains the same optical formula but with modern lens coatings to increase contrast and reduce flare. Initially, it will be offered in black anodised aluminium or chrome brass finish and a limited run of only 150 lenses with a further 100 to follow.
It’s not that often you see limited edition lenses these days, except with the likes of Leica. Even then, it’s usually just a limited edition colour of an already existing lens (or to launch a new one). TTArtisan, however, is making a very limited edition 50mm f/0.95 for the Sony E and Fujifilm X mounts. Only 20 will be produced for each mount.
TTArtisan hasn’t made an official announcement about the lens that I’ve seen yet, but it’s shown up on the website of Japanese distributor Shoten Kobo. It is a manual focus lens offering about a field of view equivalent to about a 75mm lens on a full-frame body. And the price? Well, it’ll only be around $400.
If you thought the $17,000 White Edition Leica M10-P was expensive, you’ve seen nothing yet. A rare Leica M9-P prototype has shown up on eBay for the staggering sum of $50,000. But, for that price, you do get a lens. Interestingly, it’s the same Summulix-M 50mm f/1.4 that comes with the aforementioned White Edition M10-P, only this one has orange accents, instead of white.
Cards on the table, I’ve never really seen the appeal of Leica vs the other brands. Or, to put it more accurately, I’ve never really got why they cost so much more than other cameras offering a wider range of features. I’ve never had any desire to even own a Leica, but this kinda makes me want to.
Nokishita has posted some images of a white (except for the little red Leica logo) Leica M10 to Twitter as an “unpublished limited model”. They’ve also posted photos of an M10-P “Ghost” edition they say will also be announced at some point soon.
Lenny Kravitz is well-known for his music, but he’s also an avid photographer and a fan of Leica cameras. So, Leica teamed up with the famous musician to bring you a stylish, limited edition version of Leica M Monochrom. It’s covered with faux python skin, and along with two lenses, it will set you back “only” $24,000.