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Leica launches 15x zoom C-Lux compact with 20MP 1" sensor

Leica Camera has announced a new compact camera that features a 24-360mm F3.3-6.4 zoom lens and a 20MP 1” MOS sensor. Essentially a re-badged Panasonic Lumix ZS/TZ200, the Leica C-Lux will save Raw and JPEG files, will offer 4K video and has a viewfinder with a 2.33 million-dot resolution.

Leica introduces limited edition Zagato M10 – and two watches

Leica has launched a limited edition M10 with a contoured handgrip designed by luxury car manufacturer Zagato. And, to celebrate the opening of a new part of the company's Wetzlar factory, a pair of Leica-made watches are due this autumn.

€80K Oskar Barnack Award finalists announced

Leica has released details of the twelve finalists for this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award, one of who will take the €35,000 (approx. $41K) top prize. Organizers say that 2500 photographers submitted work to the competition this year.

Leica announces SF 60 Flash Unit and SF C1 Remote Control Unit for M and SL cameras

Leica has announced a new flash and remote control flash unit for its Q, SL/CL and M-series digital cameras. The Leica SF 60 flash offers TTL metering and high-speed sync up to 1/8000sec, while the SF C1 remote control unit enables wireless control of SF 60 flash units across up to seven channels in three groups.

Leica M7 film camera comes to an end

Leica has discontinued its M7 film camera after 16 years of service. According to the Red Dot Forum, which is run by the Miami Leica store, the last of the M7 standard and ‘a la Carte’ bodies has been built and no more will be made.

Leica unveils Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH zoom lens for the SL system

The Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH is the first ultra-wide angle zoom for Leica's full-frame mirrorless SL-system. It promises "unparalleled imaging performance and versatility, coupled with supremely quick and quiet autofocus."

Leica will increase its prices in the US starting May 1st

Leica's prices are about to go up in the USA. Starting May 1st, expect to pay hundreds more for 66 different Leica products including most Leica M cameras, nearly all Leica M lenses and more.

Mano a mono(chrom): the humbling of a color-only photographer

Shooting with the Leica Monochrom on a trip to Japan turned out to be an exercise in frustration, patience and plain old humility for DPR Senior Editor Barney Britton.

Meyer Optik unveils Nocturnus III 50mm F0.95 with new mechanics and Leica M mount

Meyer Optik Gorlitz has redesigned its super-fast 50mm F0.95 lens both inside and out, and has added a Leica M mount option to the existing Fuji X and Sony E fittings.

This may be Amelia Earhart’s Leica, and you can buy it for $69,000 on eBay

The Leica l Model A, dating from between 1926 and 1927, comes with a card signed by Earhart herself. Unfortunately, this is the only 'proof' that the camera really did belong to her.

The most expensive camera in the world: 1923 Leica sells for $2.97M at auction

This Leica 0-series—one of only 25 ever produced, and only three in 'original condition'—beat the previous record set by another Leica 0-series. It is now officially the most expensive camera ever sold at auction.

Leaked images confirm Huawei P20 will have a Leica-branded triple-camera

Leaked product images show the Huawei P20 with three cameras vertically aligned on the device's back plate, confirming a rumor we shared last month that the upcoming Huawei phone will be the first to feature a 'triple-cam.'

Leica reveals matte black M Monochrom 'Stealth Edition' with glow-in-the-dark markings

For its latest special edition camera, Leica collaborated with the founder and CEO of the fashion brand rag & bone to create a matte black 'Stealth Edition' of the Leica M Monochrom, complete with glow-in-the-dark accents.

Leica unveils limited edition Leica Q 'Snow' inspired by an Olympic snowboarder

A new 'Snow' version of the Leica Q full-frame compact camera has been announced, with a design 'inspired' by Olympic snowboarder and photographer Iouri Podladtchikov. The special edition will be limited to only 300 units worldwide, and will cost $5,400.

Shooting portraits with the $12,800 Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 lens

The Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH costs an eye-popping $12,800, and photographer Matt Granger recently had the chance to try this unreleased beast of a lens out for himself on a quick portrait shoot. Click through to check out the results for yourself.

A strange shootout: $5,000 Zeiss Otus 28mm F1.4 vs $4,250 Leica Q

In this short video review, PhotoShelter founder and CEO Allen Murabayashi decided to see how the $5,000 Zeiss Otus 28mm F1.4 lens stacked up against the almost-as-expensive $4,250 Leica Q, which sports a fixed 28mm F1.7 lens.

Leica announces APO-Summicron-SL 75mm and 90mm F2 lenses

Leica has announced a pair of short telephoto lenses for its SL full-frame mirrorless camera. The APO-Summicron-SL 75mm and 90mm F2 ASPH lenses feature an apochromatic design to reduce chromatic aberration, one aspherical element and minimum focusing distances of around 0.5m.

40 kg 'Fake Leica' steel sculpture by Liao Yibai appears on eBay for $100,000

A smaller version of the massive stainless steel "Fake Leica" sculpture by Chinese artist Liao Yibai has popped up on eBay. Weighing in at 40 kg (88 lbs) this version is going for "just" $99,995 USD... plus shipping.

A happy ending: Police recover stolen limited edition Leica from The Camera Store robbery

In a final stroke of good fortune, Calgary police were able to recover the last bit of stolen kit from The Camera Store robbery a couple of weeks ago. The rare limited edition Leica M-P has officially made its way back to the store.

Rare Leica KE-7A military rangefinder camera for sale on eBay

The seller of this military-grade version of the Leica M4 says it's in good, working condition and is asking about $25,000 for it.

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.

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