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DxOMark: The full-frame Leica M10 is 'on par' with the best APS-C sensors

DxOMark just finished their review of the Leica M10 sensor, and while it outperforms almost every other digital Leica ever made, it still falls significantly short of the top-of-the-line full-frame sensors out there.

Leica Camera reports 'strong revenue growth' for 2016/2017 fiscal year

Leica Camera AG has grown its revenue by 6 percent in 2017/2018, bucking the downward trend that has plagued the camera market in general.

Leica unveils retro version of the APO-Summicron-M 50mm F2.0 ASPH to honor the LHSA

Leica has released yet another lens this week. This time, it's a special 'LHSA' edition of the APO-Summicron-M 50mm F2 ASPH that merges the styling of the 1954 Summicron 50mm F2 with the optics of the modern lens released in 2012.

Leica unveils Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH lens with 'hair-thin depth of focus'

Leica's Noctilux family just got a new member! Meet the Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH: a lens that promises 'impeccable speed', 'exceptional imaging performance', and 'hair-thin depth of focus.'

Peak Design unveils limited edition Leica Backpack Capsule

Peak Design has teamed up with Leica to release a limited-edition backpack made special for fans of the Red Dot.

Video: first look at the Leica CL

Get to know the new Leica CL in short order by giving our 90 second 'First look' video a watch.

Leica CL brings built-in viewfinder, conventional control layout to L lineup

Leica has just released the CL, the forth in its series of APS-C L-mount cameras. Despite sharing a name with a camera released in the mid-70s, the new CL is a thoroughly modern ILC, with a 24MP sensor and built-in electronic viewfinder.

Leica CL: first sample images

The Leica CL is a 24MP rangefinder-style mirrorless camera, which sits alongside the TL2 in the company's APS-C lineup. We've been using one for a few days – check out our gallery of images.

The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been

While it shares a name with one of Leica's most popular and affordable cameras of the 1970s, the new CL is separated from its namesake by more than just years. We've been using one for a few days - click through for a detailed first-impressions report.

Top 10 sample galleries of the year #4: the Leica M10

We're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017, and the #4 ranking goes to the Leica M10.

Gear of the Year 2017 - Barney's choice (part 1): Leica M10

As 2017 winds down (yeah, we're shocked too) it's a great time to reflect on the past year. Over the coming week's we'll revisit some personal favorite cameras and lenses that we encountered this year, and what made them stand out.

Panasonic announces Leica DG Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power OIS telephoto prime

Panasonic has announced its Leica DG Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power OIS tele-prime. This hefty, weather-sealed lens has 15 elements, 2 of which are 'ultra extra-low dispersion,' along with a triple linear motor system and support for Panasonic's Dual I.S. system. A 1.4x teleconverter is bundled for even more range.

Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 sample gallery

The Leica Thambar 90mm F2.2 is an M-mount version of a classic portrait lens known for its unique soft rendering. See what this modern take on a vintage design can do.

Leica Q in Silver brings a new look to the compact camera

Leica just released a new, silver anodized version of the Leica Q compact. Identical to the original on the inside, the silver-and-black version will cost you about $250 more than its all-black counterpart.

First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2

Leica just announced a new lens – a redesigned version of the classic 90mm Thambar F2.2 from the 1930s. We're working on a full gallery, but in the meantime, Leica has sent us some exclusive first samples.

Leica's 'new' Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 costs $325 per aperture blade

Leica's newest lens is one of its oldest. The Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 is a (slightly) modernized recreation of a classic 1930s design, famed for its unique soft focus look. We just got our hands on one.

Leica is resurrecting the soft-focus Thambar 90mm F2.2 portrait lens from 1935

Leica is resurrecting a portrait lens from the 1930s: the Thambar-M 1:2.2/90. This lens features just 4 lens elements, and was famous for its spherical aberration that creates extremely soft images.

Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany

Leica is one of the oldest names in photography, and has long been one of the most prestigious. Recently, we had the opportunity to visit Wetzlar, to see for ourselves how Leica's lenses are put together.

Huawei unveils Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro with Leica dual-cam and AI-powered features

The Mate 10's Kirin 970 chipset with integrated AI processing allows for object recognition, motion detection and automatic scene selection in the camera app.

Leica M10 added to the studio comparison tool

Leica's latest digital rangefinder, the M10, comes with a slimmer body, refined controls and a newly developed 24MP full frame sensor. We've put it to the test in our studio to see how it stacks up.

Report: Blackstone working with Morgan Stanley to sell 45% Leica stake

More details have emerged about the potential sale of Blackstone's 45% stake in iconic camera brand Leica.

Zenit's full-frame mirrorless camera will use components made by Leica

A report by USSRPhoto is shedding some light on the return of the famed Zenit camera brand. It seems the full-frame mirrorless camera they're working on will be made in part by Leica using components from the Leica SL.

Leica unveils M Monochrom Oslo Edition, limited to just 10 units

Leica just unveiled the Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 Oslo Edition. Only 10 of these ultra-limited edition versions of the monochrome-only camera are being produced, and each costs twice as much as a regular Monochrom Typ 246.

Report: 45% of Leica is up for sale, and Zeiss is interested

Huge news out of the photo industry today. It seems Blackstone is considering selling their 45% stake in Leica Camera, and Zeiss is one of the potential buyers... but only if they can buy a majority stake.

Leica releases TL2 firmware update, fixes critical Visoflex bug

If you own a Leica TL2 and Visoflex electronic viewfinder, listen up. Leica has released a firmware update that will keep the Visoflex finder from breaking your fancy new camera.

Leica chairman contemplates Leica smartphone

Via its strategic partnership with Huawei Leica is already in the smartphone camera development game, but chairman Andreas Kaufmann can imagine the German manufacturer taking things one step further.

Leica Chairman Andreas Kaufmann says he wants a 'true Leica phone'

In an interview with CNBC, Leica Chairman Andreas Kaufmann said he dreams of a 'true Leica phone,' and hinted at what's next for the Leica and Huawei partnership.

PSA: Leica's new TL2 may break if you use it with the Leica Visoflex electronic viewfinder

If you purchased a Leica TL2, do NOT attach Leica's Visoflex electronic viewfinder. Leica is working on a fix, but for now, it's possible the viewfinder will break your camera.

The Leica TL2 is a good, slightly silly, but great-looking camera

The TL2 is Leica's latest mirrorless camera, and brings several refinements over its stylish predecessors. In this article, we'll explain what you need to know.

Leica M10 1.9.4.0 firmware arrives with major bug fix

Leica just released a new firmware version for the M10 that you'll want to download right away. It fixes a bug from the last firmware that produced black images at certain exposures.

Leica TL2 first impressions

With its M-series rangefinders, Leica makes cameras that are traditional almost to the point of anachronism, the TL series is pretty radical. Richard Butler spent time with this smartphone-like camera and has some first impressions to share.

Leica TL2 sample gallery

A Leica TL2 landed in our office shortly before its launch, giving us just enough time to take it out for some real world shooting.

Leica's TL2 gains 24MP sensor, more power and a careful polish

Leica has announced the TL2 APS-C mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The latest TL-mount model gains a 24MP sensor, more processing power and more comfortable, chamfered edges.

Leica M10 firmware update adds support for more SD cards

Firmware 1.7.4.0 for the Leica M10 is available now, adding support for a wider range of SD cards.

Handevision Iberit 90mm F2.4 lens launches for Leica M-mount

Handevision is now shipping its all-metal Iberit 90mm F2.4 short telephoto lens for Leica M-mount 35mm and full-frame cameras.

Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8

Leica's first attempt at an M-series digital rangefinder was rough around the edges, but set a pattern for all of the cameras that came after it. In this week's Throwback Thursday article, Barney remembers the M8.

Leica unveils limited edition Leica M Monochrom “Jim Marshall Set”

The edition will be limited to 50 sets worldwide and includes the new brass plated Leica M Monochrom camera with a special “Laiton” finish, a Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens and several other items.

This USB flash drive looks like a miniature Leica M10

Own an M10 for just $45.

US jewelry designer offers handmade solid silver soft release buttons for Leica M cameras

A soft release button is usually the lowest cost item in any Leica store, but if it feels wrong screwing a $20 disk into the shutter release post of your $7000 M body, help is here.

Leica firmware update adds more customization to SL

Leica has announced new firmware for its SL camera. Firmware v3.0 expands the range of customization options available in stills and video modes.

A prototype of the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm Edition 0.95 can be yours for $25K

As if $13,950 wasn’t enough to pay for a special edition lens, the Leica Store in San Francisco is offering a prototype of said lens for $24,995.

Leica announces plans for 'peeling' CCDs in M9 and Monochrom

Owners of Leica M cameras that suffer from peeling CCDs will be able to claim a free repair in the future so long as the camera was purchased within five years of the fault becoming apparent, the company has announced.

Best day ever: Student finds $5 Leica M2 in thriftstore

And it came with a Elmar 50mm F2.8 lens attached.

Leica to cease free sensor replacement for M9 / M9-P / M-E / Monochrom cameras older than five years

They'll still replace a corroded CCD as long as the camera was purchased new in the last five years.

5 reasons to choose the Leica Q for street photography

Many street photographers have a particular camera that fits them just right. For photographer Robin Schimko, that camera is the Leica Q. Here's why.

Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4

Panasonic has announced a new ultra-wide zoom for Micro Four Thirds mount: the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4. We got our hands on a pre-production copy to take a closer look.

Panasonic introduces Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4 ASPH lens

Panasonic has announced its new Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4 ASPH lens, which it first teased back at CES. Read more

Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses

Leica has finally announced that it has found a reliable replacement for the defective focus drive units in some of the S lenses from its medium-format system. Read more

Leica launches 9-lens Thalia series for cinematographers

Leica has announced a new range of cinema lenses that is aimed at photographers looking for a classic vintage look and exceptional bokeh. Read more

The Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 is old-fashioned fun

The Leica Summaron-M 28mm F5.6 is a curious thing: a 'new' version of a lens originally introduced in the mid 1950s. Is this nouveau classic worth its asking price? Read more

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