Leica has just relaunched nine M-mount lenses we’ve already been familiar with. But this time, they’re cheaper. The thing is that they were made in Portugal instead of Germany, but according to Leica – they keep the same high-quality performance. Still, they are up to $500 cheaper than their German counterparts.
It’s no secret that the photography industry is predominantly male. With its Leica Women Foto Project Award, Leica wants to give voice to female creators and promote diversity and inclusivity in photography. For the second year in a row, the contest is open for all ladies who want to share their project ideas and turn them into reality.
A few years ago, some Leica M9 cameras were affected by sensor corrosion. If you haven’t replaced them by now – well, now it’s officially too late. Leica has discontinued the M9’s CCD sensor and you can no longer replace a sensor in your camera. Instead, you can only buy a new one.
Leica has just announced a new digital rangefinder camera. It’s a new and improved version of the Leica M10-R, featuring a 40 MP full-frame color sensor and increased low-light capabilities. Let’s dive in and see what the new camera offers and what you get for the money.
It’s been a minute since we heard about Pixii, huh? It’s been right around 18 months, actually, but now the Leica M mount rangefinder that sounds suspiciously like the Leica M10-D (but without a memory card) has finally given us an update. It’s now for sale with either 4GB or 8GB internal memory, and it starts at around $3,000.
It features an 11.1-megapixel APS-C electronic global shutter CMOS sensor and yes, 4GB and even 8GB don’t sound like a lot of storage, but the whole point of this thing is not to store pictures on your camera but to send them straight to your phone where you can edit and share them instantly. And at 11.1-megapixels, how quickly are you even going to fill 4GB, really?
Just as I was starting to write up this post about Nokishita leaking the photos of the upcoming black Leica D-Lux 7, it popped up as being available to pre-order at B&H. For a rather modest, given Leica prices, $1,195 ($200 less than the original silver version). Yes, this isn’t an entirely new camera, just a new look for an existing camera.
The original silver model was released in 2018, but the new all-black version is a little more low key and possibly better suited to keeping a low profile when shooting things like street photography. It houses a 17-megapixel Four Thirds sensor and a non-removable 10.9-34mm f/1.7-2.8 lens offering a field of view equivalent to 24-75mm on full-frame.
During Sunday’s protests in New York city, luxury stores were ransacked, and Leica Store SoHo was among them. The store had its windows smashed and a lot of gear was stolen. According to witnesses, this looting could have been organized, and it doesn’t have anything to do with the protests that have been happening across the US.
Leica’s 3rd generation M10 Monochrom (model 6376) is an impressive little beast. I don’t know if it’s $8K+ impressive, but it’s pretty good. Announced just a couple of months ago, they’re not in the hands of many yet, but the folks at Leica Rumours discovered the FCC filing for the camera which shows off some of its internal electronics, including that full-frame 40-megapixel sensor.
Although the application was granted in January, Leica filed a confidentiality request with the FCC in order to keep the information and these images under wraps until the camera started shipping to prevent the competition from getting a sneak peek at what was coming.