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Leica-CL

Some time with the Leica CL

As an obvious and long standing Leica aficionado, I must admit that I fell for the promise of the Leica CL: “Dream Big. Pack Small.” With its iconic design, its mechanical precision and compact construction made in Germany, it felt like the perfect candidate as an everyday camera and light-weight companion. It offered fancy new features such as WiFi, an outstanding EVF, 24 megapixels, the Maestro II processor and all kinds of bells and whistles. It even supported the Leica […]

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Leica R8 - the quintessence of photography

Thoughts on Analog Photography and the Leica R8

I still remember the times during my studies of media technology when I dreamed of someday owning a Leica camera. Although I was happy with the Nikon F2 SLR and Nikon 24mm f/2.8 setup I used during the photography classes I took at university, I kept longing for more. A close friend and I spent many nights debating used camera options available at local Leica dealers but always decided to stay away from it. To be completely honest, we dreamed mostly […]

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Leica Sofort

Leica introduced instant camera – Leica Sofort

In late 2016 Leica introduced an instant camera, called Leica Sofort. It utilises Fujifilm Instax Mini instant film material and might prove to be another great addition to the recent instant film revival by companies such as Impossible Project, who just introduced their first analog instant camera after selling refurbished Polaroid cameras for many years. Over the past years I used instant cameras quite a bit and experimented with the Impossible Project Instant Lab and their polaroid compatible film material […]

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Leica Q

Leica Q Reviews

THE NEW LEICA Q – THE UNVEILING OF LEICA INNOVATION by JAY CASSARIO The Leica Q is the newest compact camera manufactured by Leica in Wetzlar, Germany. It comes with a fixed Summilux 1.4/28mm lens, a full frame 24mp sensor and a built-in electronic viewfinder. I just tried it for a few minutes at the local Leica store in Hamburg, but as far as I can tell, it’s awesome. I really like the feel and build quality of the camera. I […]

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Leica M-P Correspondent

Leica M-P Correspondent, created in collaboration with Lenny Kravitz

Leica - 100 exhibition

Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography

For true Leica aficionados or anyone who is in interested in the evolution of 35mm photography and the 100 year history of Leica photography, there is an exhibition at the Hamburg Deichtorhallen you don’t want to miss: EYES WIDE OPEN! 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY October 24, 2014 − January 11, 2015. A truly superlative Leica exhibition has opened at the Haus der Photographie at Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen. In addition to showing 500 photographs, there are technical exhibits, films 
and much more to attract […]

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New Leica Store in San Francisco?

Apparently, there is a new Leica Shop or Boutique in the making in San Francisco at 463 Bush St. No sign indicates, when it will be opening – but a notice says, building operations will continue until July 3 2014. Unfortunately, I won’t be around by then but maybe you will be there to take a look…

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Leica T and Ur-Leica

Leica T System

Leica introduced a new camera system with interchangeable lenses and a new Leica T mount, the Leica T. It is supposed to be positioned between Leica’s X lineup and the M System and is priced at 1.500 €  for the body and about the same for each of the two lenses available at launch, a Leica Summicron-T 2,0/23mm and a Leica Vario-Elmar-T 3,5-5,6/18-56mm. Of course, many reviews have been published over the internet already, most of them praising the new […]

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Leica M8

Me and the Leica M8

Ever since its introduction in 2006, the Leica M8 had a special place in my heart. It was Leica’s first digital M camera and to me it exemplified a perfect transition from analog to digital photography. The camera provided virtually a similar experience to the analog Leica M7 and its predecessors and this was an amazing achievement in comparison to most manufacturers where first digital cameras lacked substantially in user experience and build quality compared to analog predecessors. Despite issues […]

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