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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 compatibi...

Kodak Sells Image Sensor Solutions Division

Kodak announced today that it has sold its Image Sensor Solution division (ISS) to Platinum Equity for an undisclosed amount. Hopefully, under Platinum's new ownership, ISS will continue to produce its excellent sensors, which are used in both the Leica M9 and...

Leica Introduces Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH

Today, Leica introduces the fifth S lens to the S-System, the Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. With a 35mm equivalent of 24mm, this lens will offer an option for those looking for something a bit wider than the 35m...

Leica Announces Limited Edition D-Lux 5 Titanium Set

This morning, Leica announced a Titanium Limited Edition Set of the extremely popular D-Lux 5. Besides the anodized titanium-look finish, a matching titanium-colored calf leather case is included. Initial delivery will begin within the next two weeks. Dale...

Leica M9 Upgrade Program

Today, Leica is announcing their new M9 Upgrade Program. Similar to the upgrade program for the M8 when the M8.2 was released, current M9 owners will be able to add features only found on the new M9-P, like a...

Leica S2 Firmware Update Version 1.0.1.8 Now Available

Today, Leica has released another firmware update for the S2. Continuing their trend of responding to user feedback, this update is not a bug fix, but in fact adds several new features. Below is the official press release: Solms, Germany (July 28, 201...

Leica S2 alternative lens adapters coming soon

As was announced at Photokina 2010, Leica has been developing alternative lens adapters for the S2. These will allow a an S2 user to mount any Hasselblad CF or FE, Pentax 67 or (manual focus) Mamiya 645 lens ...

New Leica video showing how lenses are made

Here's a cool video showing how Leica makes lenses, and a few interesting facts about production. I've toured the Leica factory in Solms five times now, but I am no less amazed at how much time and care goes into each and every lens produced there. If ...