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Leica Store robbed of nearly $180,000 in merchandise News 

Leica Store robbed of nearly $180,000 in merchandise

San Francisco, Calif., receive another black mark on its reputation in the photography community on Saturday, Nov. 27, when armed thieves robbed the San Francisco Leica Store of nearly $180,000 in merchandise. According to ABC 7, a surveillance video showed four suspects, who arrived in a gray sedan, making their way into the Union Square store around 1:20 pm. At... Read More
Techart debuts Leica M to Sony E autofocus adaptor New Products 

Techart debuts Leica M to Sony E autofocus adaptor

After 7 years of research & development, Techart has come together with a new Leica M to Sony E autofocus adapter (LM-EA9). It features a more powerful motor, sleeker design, and better autofocus performance, plus bulge-less design creating no obstructions with tripods and other accessories. Four radically positioned, small and light servo motors offers a much stronger support and faster... Read More
Panasonic introduces a LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 MFT lens New Products 

Panasonic introduces a LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 MFT lens

Panasonic announced a new large-aperture ultra-wide fixed focal length lens, the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 (35mm camera equivalent: 18mm) for the LUMIX G Series based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 will be available at valued channel partners for $499.99 in late July. The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm (H-X09) is an ultra-wide-angle lens with a... Read More
Panasonic announces compact LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 (S-S35) New Products 

Panasonic announces compact LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 (S-S35)

Panasonic introduced a new large-aperture wide fixed focal length lens, the LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 (S-S35), as the fourth addition to the series of four F1.8 large-aperture lenses based on the L-Mount system. A total of four F1.8 fixed focal length lenses from the LUMIX S Series including 85mm(S-S85), 50mm(S-S50), 24mm(S-S24), and the new 35mm(S-S35) lens feature a common size... Read More
Leica releases Leica M10-P “Reporter” design variant New Products 

Leica releases Leica M10-P “Reporter” design variant

Leica Camera announced a special design variant of the Leica M10-P called Leica M10-P “Reporter”. The $8,795 camera, which is identical in terms of technical specifications to the serially produced Leica M10-P, will be limited to a total of 450 units. The camera\, announced as part of the celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, features... Read More
The 37th annual Leitz Photographica Auction is Nov. 21 Events 

The 37th annual Leitz Photographica Auction is Nov. 21

Interested in weird and unique photographic gear? The 37th Annual “Leitz Photographica Auction,” will be Nov.21, which has established itself as one of the world’s leading auction houses for classic and vintage cameras and photographic, according to the organizers. Working in collaboration with Leica Camera, the Viennese auction team offers potential buyers from around the globe the chance to bid... Read More
Insta360 ONE R 1-Inch Edition ‘co-engineered with Leica’ is available in Leica Stores News 

Insta360 ONE R 1-Inch Edition ‘co-engineered with Leica’ is available in Leica Stores

  Leica Camera AG and Insta360 announced a strategic partnership in January 2020, with the launch of the Insta360 ONE R, an action camera using an interchangeable camera module to combine 360-degree capture with the precision and resolution of traditional single-lens shooting. Beginning this month, interested customers can purchase Insta360 ONE R 1-Inch Edition in Leica Stores around the world... Read More
Venus Optics add L-mount options on six Laowa Lenses New Products 

Venus Optics add L-mount options on six Laowa Lenses

Venus Optics, the manufacturer specialized in making unique photo and cinema lenses, add the L-mount option on six of their existing Laowa wide-angle and macro lenses. These L-mount lenses can currently be used on Panasonic S1 series , Sigma FP and Leica SL/CL cameras. Wide Angle Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 – Laowa 10-18mm is currently the widest rectilinear zoom lens available... Read More
Venus Optics unveiled the Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL lens New Products 

Venus Optics unveiled the Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL lens

Venus Opticsunveiled the new Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL lens, the world’s widest rectilinear lens for full-frame cameras. Venus Optics have been designing ultra-wide angle lenses with outstanding optical performance and their 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 lens is currently the world’s widest zoom lens for full-frame cameras. The Laowa 9mm lens can also focus as close as 4.72” (12cm) measuring from subject... Read More
HUAWEI debuts P40 Series with 1/1.28-inch sensor with periscope design with 10x true optical zoom New Products 

HUAWEI debuts P40 Series with 1/1.28-inch sensor with periscope design with 10x true optical zoom

Huawei Consumer Business Group announced the HUAWEI P40 Pro+, HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40, featuring a large 1/1.28-inch sensor which boosts light intake for enhanced low-light performance and a new periscope design realizes 10x true optical zoom. P40 Series is powered by Kirin 990 5G and supports high-speed 5G and Wi-Fi 6 Plus. “The HUAWEI P Series has always... Read More
Insta360 announces ONE R “adaptive action cam” co-engineered with Leica Events New Products 

Insta360 announces ONE R “adaptive action cam” co-engineered with Leica

Insta360 today announced ONE R, an adaptive action cam whose interchangeable-lens design enables 360-degree capture, standard 4K wide-angle capture, and use of a groundbreaking 5.3K 1-inch sensor. The One R has one battery, one processor and a trio of quick-swapping lens Mods: the Dual-Lens 360 Mod, the 4K Wide-Angle Mod and the 1-Inch Wide Angle Mod co-engineered with Leica. ‘With... Read More
Leica Camera announces 47 MP Leica SL2, a successor to the Leica SL News 

Leica Camera announces 47 MP Leica SL2, a successor to the Leica SL

Leica Camera introduced the Leica SL2, a 47 MP full-frame mirrorless camera building on the success of its Leica SL. The Leica SL2 features all-metal construction, leather wrap, simplified three-button control layout and new in-body image stabilization. The Leica SL2 has kept the same size than its predecessor and improved body design paired with increased IP54 certification durability and a... Read More