Articles tagged "leica"

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Panasonic announces $500 Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds

The compact lens offers an 18mm full-frame equivalent focal length with a fast F1.7 aperture. It's set to go on sale 'late July' for $499.99.

Leica adds 12-bit Cinema 4K Raw video output, improved AF features and more to its SL2-S

The firmware updates for the Leica SL2-S and SL2 bring a slew of new and improved functionality to Leica’s full-frame mirrorless camera systems.

6 Leica cameras made for the Swedish military in the 1950s are up for auction

If you want to own a piece of Leica history, now is your chance. The Swedish auction house, Auctionet, has listed six Leica cameras up for sale. Leica built each camera for the Swedish military in the 1950s, and five of them come with matching Elmar lenses.

Did Leica leak its plans to release a medium format mirrorless camera? It sure looks like it

It's been three months since Leica released its M11 full-frame camera system, but a few sharp-eyed viewers have noticed that one of the product mock-ups in the background of one of the scenes looks a lot like a medium format mirrorless camera.

Leica Japan announces price increases for nearly all of its current cameras and lenses

The exact price increase varies from one product to the next, but based on a comprehensive chart provided by Leica Japan, cameras, lenses and accessories will see price increases between 3-15%.

TTartisan reveals Leica M-mount to Sony E-mount lens adapter with pre-encoded focal length selector

The adapter features a rotary dial that can be turned to select the focal length of the attached lens so the focal length information can be sent to the compatible E-mount camera to embed in EXIF data and to use for in-body image stabilization.

Film Friday: This rare Leica 16mm prototype camera is expected to fetch over $3M at auction

Over sixty years after this camera was prototyped at its headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany, a collection of various prototype models and components is expected to go up for auction at the 40th Leitz Photographica Auction.

MS Optics' latest handcrafted lens is a $955 Sonnetar 50mm F1.3 lens for Leica M-mount

As with all MS Optics, this Sonnetar 50mm F1.3 lens for Leica M-mount cameras is handmade by Mr. Sadayasu Miyazaki in Chiba, Japan.

Leica unveils $4,495 limited-edition matte black Summicron-M 28mm F2 ASPH lens

In addition to the new matte black paint job, the lens also gets an updated lens hood that is now integrated into the lens so you don’t have to screw it in every time you want to use it.

Rare 0-Series Leica camera owned by Oskar Barnack expected to fetch over $2.6M at auction

The camera is one of just 23 0-Series units manufactured and was personally owned and used by Oskar Barnack, the inventor of 35mm still photography, before being passed down to his son, Conrad.

Leica releases $6,295 'Reporter' version of its Leica Q2 Monochrome camera

Leica's Q2 Monochrom camera gets the signature 'Reporter' treatment, which sees it coated with a new army green paint and wrapped in a Kevlar 'body armor.'

Cosina unveils new Voigtlander 40mm F2.8 Aspherical lens for Leica VM, L39 camera systems

The compact prime lens is fully manual and will come in both black and silver colorways for Leica VM-mount and Leica screw mount thread (L39) camera systems.

Leica's new L1 and L2 timepieces will cost you more than the company's new $9K M11 rangefinder

The Leica L1 and L2 timepieces, which were originally announced back in 2018, are currently available at select Leica stores for $10K and $14K, respectively. At least you still get the iconic 'red dot.'

Film Friday: Light Lens Lab shows off its new 35mm F2 collapsible lens for Leica M-mount and screw mount cameras

Chinese lens manufacturer Light Lens Lab has shown off a prototype of its forthcoming 35mm F2 collapsible lens, which is set to be released in the coming months for the Leica L39 screw mount.

A closer look at the Leica M11 (photo gallery)

In this photo gallery we're taking a visual tour of the M11, and comparing it against two classic M-mount rangefinders, the M4-P from the 1980s, and the M7 – Leica's first true electronic multi-mode rangefinder, from the early 2000s.

Leica M11 pre-production sample gallery

Sunshine, showers, fog and a civil rights march - it must be January in Seattle. Since it was launched last week we've been out and about with the Leica M11, and we've prepared a gallery of samples from our pre-production camera. Click through to check them out.

Leica's M11 risks rendering the rangefinder obsolete

The Leica M11 is a great platform for M-mount lenses, but arguably, its modern capabilities bring into question the future of a camera that builds so much on heritage.

Hands-on with the new Leica M11

The M11 is the latest in the Leica's series of rangefinder cameras, which date back to the early years of the 20th century. While it may look like Leicas of the past, it offers technology that 20th Century film photographers could never have imagined.

Leica M11 initial review

The Leica M11 brings a 60MP BSI CMOS sensor, USB charging and auto-magnifying, stabilized live view to the classic rangefinder form. We dig into the detail...

DPReview TV: Leica M11 review

The Leica M11 may look like the other M-series cameras that came before it, but it has some notable upgrades and changes. Find out why Chris thinks it's the most enjoyable 'M' camera he's used.

Leica M11 pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

The Leica M11 includes numerous updates, but for many the headline feature will be the camera's 60MP BSI CMOS sensor. How do those beautiful Leica lenses hold up to high resolution? Check out our sample gallery from DPReview TV to find out.

Leica announces the M11 rangefinder camera, with 60MP BSI sensor

Leica has announced the M11, the newest member of its M-series rangefinder line of cameras. It's headline spec is a new 60MP BSI CMOS sensor, but it also includes useful features like a larger battery, internal storage, a redesigned baseplate and more.

Leica releases a $5,995 Q2 Reporter with an olive green paint scheme and Kevlar body wrap

Leica says the Q2 Reporter camera is 'specifically crafted to meet the challenges of reportage and press photography.' Aside from the green paint scheme and Kevlar body wrap, however, it remains unchanged from the standard Q2.

A €120,000 Zeiss Ikon rifle and €1.2M Leica MP headlined the 39th Leitz Photographica Auction

Last month, we wrote about the upcoming 39th Leitz Photographica Auction. It has since finished, and there were some huge hammer prices for many items, including a rare Zeiss Ikon Contax rifle and a very are black Leica MP Black Paint No. 55 camera.

Venus Optics announces the Laowa 85mm F5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO, the world’s smallest 2x macro lens for FF mirrorless cameras

The lens offers a 2x magnification ratio in a compact form factor that weighs around 250g (9oz). It’s available for Canon RF, Leica M, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.

TTartisan unveils compact, lightweight 28mm F5.6 prime for Leica M mount cameras

The new TTartisan 28mm F5.6 manual prime lens for Leica M mount cameras weighs just 151g and measures only 19mm (.7") long.

Film Friday: This pink, hand-painted Leica M4 celebrates Japan’s national flower, the cherry blossom

This one-off sakura-inspired Leica M4 was made to celebrate Japan Camera Hunter's 10th anniversary and showcases a flower synonymous with Japan, the cherry blossom.

You can now pre-order the new Voigtlander 90mm F2.8 Apo-Skopar Leica M-mount lens for $799

The M-mount Voigtlander 90mm F2.8 Apo-Skopar M-mount lens can now be pre-ordered for $799 at authorized Voigtlander retailers.

Film Friday: This was the first picture taken on a Leica Camera

In 1914, in Wetzlar, Germany, inventor and visionary Oskar Barnack captured the first photograph taken with a Leica camera, the Ur-Leica.

39th Leitz Photographica Auction will include rare Leica MP, prototype prime & much more

The 39th edition of the Leitz Photographica Auction will take place next month in Austria. The auction includes many rare cameras and lenses, including a stunning Leica MP, a very rare prototype lens and much more interesting equipment from photography's storied past.

Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2021

Lens availability is a critical part of choosing a camera system. We've updated our guide to Nikon, Canon, Sony and Panasonic/Sigma/Leica mirrorless mounts to see how their lineups and technologies currently compare.

Omnar Lenses reveals its first lens, a 26mm F6 M-mount lens made from Canon P&S optical elements

Omnar Lenses is a collaboration between photography publication 35mmc and manual lens specialist Skyllaney Opto-Mechanics.

Pixii announces new 26MP version of its APS-C Pixii digital rangefinder camera

In 2018, Pixii announced its first product, the Pixii camera. The 12MP digital rangefinder eschewed a rear display and card slot. Now, Pixii has a new version of its camera, featuring the same design but a different 26MP image sensor.

Leica’s Q2 ‘007 Edition’ camera celebrates ‘No Time to Die,’ the 25th Bond film

The Leica Q2 ‘007 Edition’ camera will be limited to 250 units and retail (body-only) for $7,995.

Iconic 1914 Ur-Leica camera recreated as LEGO could become an actual set

LEGO Ideas user Pandis Pandus has created a LEGO Ur-Leica camera. The camera, released in 1914, could become an actual LEGO set if it gets enough support on LEGO Ideas. The Ur-Leica was the first camera to use the now-standard 35mm format.

Leica's first smartphone, the Leitz Phone 1, hits the Japanese market

Leica has released its first smartphone, the Leitz Phone 1. The phone features iconic Leica styling, a 20.2MP 1"-type image sensor and much more.

This one of a kind Leica prototype 17mm F2 lens can be yours—if you have $50,000 on hand

The unusual Leica/Hughes Leitz 17mm F2 prototype fisheye lens currently for sale at Leica Store Lisse in the Netherlands. The 12kg lens is one of a kind, and the owner is asking for offers starting at just over $47,000.

Hands-on with the new Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH

The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH is a fast short-tele zoom for Micro Four Thirds. We got hands-on with this video-optimized lens to take a closer look at what it offers.

Panasonic launches Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH, a fast short-telephoto zoom for the Micro Four Thirds system.

Video: ‘Sh*t Leica Photographers Say’ is a playful parody on the Leica-owner stereotype

Whether or not you find this video humorous might depend on whether you have a Leica sitting on your shelf or not.

Film Fridays: Review & samples: a rehoused Lomo 40mm F4 for Leica M-mount

With limited quantities available and selling for roughly $350 (USD), this re-housed Lomo lens – from the brand PPP – offers a unique 'dreamy' output. Our pals over at 35mmc got their hands on an early model and have a full review and samples.

This Leica M3 replica is only $89 (and made entirely of wood)

Leica Rumors has released its first batch of wooden Leica M3 replicas that are constructed entirely of wood and retail for just $89.

Rare Zeiss Planar 50mm F0.7 lens designed for NASA could fetch $150,000 at auction

In 1966, Zeiss designed a 50mm F0.7 lens for NASA for its Apollo missions. Zeiss made only 10 of these lenses, six of which went to NASA. One of these lenses is now up for auction by Leitz Photographica Auction, and organizers believe the lens could sell for nearly $150,000.

Fire-damaged and unusable Leica M4 and Summicron lens sells for around $2,000

Some cameras are worth money to collectors even when they can't be used to capture photos. A charred Leica M4 and Summicron 50mm F2 lens recently sold at auction in the United Kingdom for over $2,000 USD.

Sharp's new Aquos R6 smartphone puts a 20MP 1-inch sensor behind a Leica-branded Summicron lens

In addition to the Leica-branded Summicron lens and 20MP 1-inch sensor, the Aquos R6 also features a 240Hz OLED display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset inside.

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH sample gallery

A production copy of the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH just arrived in our offices, and we've taken advantage of an unbroken few days of sunny spring weather to start a gallery of photos, on the Leica SL2.

TTartisan releases $770 90mm F1.25 manual prime for Leica M-mount camera systems

At a quick glance, you might even think this ultra-fast prime was a first-party Leica lens, thanks to its similar design and typeface used for markings on the lens.

Venus Optics adds Leica L, Pentax K mount options to its 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens

The lens remains the widest shift lens for full-frame cameras, with the new Leica L and Pentax K mount versions rounding out the Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z and Sony E mount options from launch.

Leica introduces Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount

Leica has introduced its Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH lens for full-frame L-mount bodies. The lens has three aspherical elements, a stepping motor for autofocus and an 11-blade aperture. It's now available for $2795.

Leica brings substantial AF, video improvements to SL2-S with 2.0 firmware update

The update improves autofocus capabilities and adds a collection of new and improved video features to Leica's 24MP full-frame camera system.

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