New 45mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens For Leica S Medium Format Digital Camera System

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Leica adds new 45mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens to their medium format professional digital SLR camera system.

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Panasonic Announces Noctiron 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens For Micro Four Thirds Cameras

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The new Leica Noctiron 42.5mm f/1.2 prime from Panasonic is the fastest lens yet for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

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Leica X Vario Premium Compact Camera With APS-C CMOS Sensor & 28-70mm Zoom

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Leica unveils the X Vario “Mini M” camera – a premium compact with a 16-megapixel APS-C sensor and 28-70mm auto focus zoom lens.

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Leica Mini M Camera Teaser

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Leica posted a vague camera teaser photo on their Facebook page this week. It shows three cameras and a black box marked “Mini M,” along with an announcement date of June 11th. According to the camera sequence in the photo, the new Leica “Mini M” will fit between the Leica M rangefinder and the “Micro […]

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Get A Leica (Book) For Christmas – Ninety Nine Years Leica

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Oskar Barnack built the first Leica camera in 1913. That means Leica is getting ready to celebrate their 100th birthday. Some photographers feign disdain for Leica cameras, claiming they’re too expensive and impractical. The truth is, those photographers are in denial. All photographers lust after Leica gear. They may not admit it, but they do. […]

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New Leica M-Rangefinder Adds HD Video

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 Leica recently brought their revered M-rangefinder into the 21st century. It’s still a Leica M, but to keep up with the Joneses they’ve given it a new 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and added Live View so it can capture 1080p full HD video as well as still photos. They also changed the naming standard, saying […]

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Leica’s $8000 M Monochrom Black-and-White Camera

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 Most of the time I base my camera introduction articles on the press release, camera specs and my own experience with comparable gear. But in the case of Leica’s new 18-megapixel full-frame M Monochrom black-and-white digital rangefinder, I’ve been voraciously reading the competition’s articles. I’m doing this partly because some camera journalists (not me) were […]

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Leica Announces X2 Premium Compact Camera With 16-Megapixel APS-C Sensor

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 Leica just announced the X2, a high-end compact camera with a 16.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. The X2 is basically an updated version of the X1, which was introduced in the fall of 2009. Most of the features and functionality are the same, including the 24mm f/2.8 Elmarit Asph lens. What sets the Leica X2 apart […]

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New – Leica V-Lux 3 24x Superzoom Camera

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 Leica has announced a new 12-megapixel, 24x superzoom digital camera. The Leica V-Lux 3 has a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, full HD video, a 25-600mm equivalent zoom lens, a full range of exposure modes, RAW shooting and a 3-inch tilt-swivel LCD display. The V-Lux 3 is also fast. It has a maximum burst rate of 12 […]

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The Leica X1 – Lustworthy

2011 PhotoPlus Camera Reviews Events Featured Leica Point and Shoot

 In spite of its $2000 price tag and fixed prime lens, the Leica X1 is still 100% lust worthy. I wouldn’t mind finding one in my Christmas stocking, Santa. The Leica X1 is a (very) high-end compact camera with a Leica Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 lens and a big 12-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. The 24mm lens […]

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Hands-On With The Ricoh GXR Modular Digital Camera

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 I visited with Ricoh at the PhotoPlus Expo in October and had my first opportunity to check out their unique GXR modular compact camera. It’s one of the most interesting – and most expensive – compact cameras on the market. You buy the body and “Camera Unit” separately. The Camera Unit contains the lens and […]

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My Dream Date With The Leica M9

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  The Leica M9 is a manual focus, 18-megapixel full-frame digital rangefinder camera. Other than the digital sensor, it’s pretty much the exact opposite of what most photographers are using now. That said, the Leica M-rangefinder’s simple, German design and rich history are an aphrodisiac for pretty much every experienced photographer I’ve ever known. I’ve […]

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Pictureline Digitalfest Event

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I don’t often promote local dealers or events. However, Pictureline is a great Salt Lake City camera dealer and their Digitalfest event is a good example of something lots of pro dealers do. The Pictureline Digitalfest includes seminars by outdoor adventure photographer Corey Rich (North Face, Apple, National Geographic Adventure, Sports Illustrated, Outside Magazine, etc…) […]

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Leica Announces Restyled M9-P Digital Rangefinder

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Leica has announced a new, restyled M-Series digital rangefinder, the M9-P. The Leica M9-P is an, ” ultra-discreet version of the Leica M9,” “designed particularly for professional photographers.” The Leica M9-P uses the same 18-megapixel full-frame sensor as the M9 and all features and functionality appear to be the same. The main difference between the […]

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Leica V-Lux 30 First Look Review And Video

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 Leica announced a new pocket camera at the end of May, the V-Lux 30. I got in touch with them immediately and got what I believe is one of the first V-Lux 30s to reach the hands of a journalist. The V-Lux 30 is the latest compact camera from the Leica / Panasonic partnership, which […]

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