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Leica Akademie Workshops in Miami Next Month

Leica is doing a great job with the Leica Akademie North America program. I attended the M9 Weekend with Craig Semetko in December and had a fantastic time. This time around, Leica is offering two one-d...

Leica is changing the leatherette used on most M cameras

Leica Camera just announced that they will be changing the Leica M camera leatherette cladding for several M cameras. The following M cameras will soon have a leatherette cladding as opposed to the previous vulcanite cladding:10703 Leica M9-P, black pain...

Leica D-Lux 5 Firmware Update Version 2.0

Today, Leica has announced Firmware Update Version 2.0 for the D-Lux 5 camera:Solms, Germany (December 16, 2011) - Leica Camera AG announces the release of a new firmware update for the Leica D-Lux 5. U...

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.With that firmware update, we revoke the constrict...

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...