The Great Debate: CCD vs. CMOS – Part 3

The results are in! Thanks so much to everyone who cast their votes in both Part 1 and Part 2 of this experiment.The ExperimentTo recap, I was testing the theory that images from a Leica CCD-based camer...

The Great Debate: CCD vs. CMOS – Part 2

Make sure you read and vote on Part 1 of the Great Debate: CCD vs. CMOS before venturing on to this test.In the first installment, I published various sets of images, each containing one shot from the Leica M9 and one from the Leica M (Typ 240). The premis...

The Great Debate: CCD vs. CMOS – Part 1

Since the Leica M (Typ 240) was introduced, there's been an ongoing debate regarding the merits of CCD vs. CMOS sensors. From a technological and marketing viewpoint, Leica needed to make the move from CCD to C...

Leica M Lens Availability

It has been a universal truth that for the past few years, shortly after the Leica M9 began shipping in late 2009, almost all Leica M lenses have been extraordinarily difficult to acquire. Wait times for certain lenses could be one year or longer. Now, h...

A Weekend at the Leica Akademie in South Beach

During the week of December 6-11, Leica brought its famed Leica Akademie workshop series to Miami Beach. I was fortunate enough to attend one of the two workshops held (David went to the other) at The Hotel of ...

Using Pocket Wizards to Fire the Leica S2 Remotely

A frequent companion when I am out shooting with the Leica S2 on a tripod is the Leica S-Camera Remote Release Cable. As with most electronic cable releases, this 24 inch (61 centimeters) long release allows the user to fire the S2 without physically touchin...

Leica M9 Firmware Update Version 1.176

Today, Leica Camera introduced firmware version 1.176 for the Leica M9. This new firmware includes the following updates:1. Bug fixes:• Fix of a seldom-occurring error when initializing the SD-card....

Leica M9 Firmware Update Version 1.174

Today, Leica Camera introduced firmware version 1.174 for the Leica M9. This new firmware includes the following updates:1. Bug fixes: Leica Camera has become aware of customers experiencing compatibility issues related to select types of new memory ...