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Leica Updates FOTOS Smartphone App to v 1.3

Today, Leica Camera has issued a new software update for the Leica FOTOS smartphone app on iOS and Android. The version 1.3 update brings with it new functionality and changes:Location logging for Leica Bl...

Leica Announces V-Lux 5 Superzoom Camera

Today, Leica has announced the V-Lux 5, the successor to the extremely popular V-Lux (Typ 114). With many of the same specifications that made the previous V-Lux such a hit, the V-Lux 5 sports a redesigned bod...

Ernst Leitz Museum Officially Opens with New Exhibit

When we attended the Leitzpark 3 Opening last summer, the Ernst Leitz Museum was still being built out. The temporary exhibit Augen Auf! Eyes Wide Open was on display while a more permanent exhibition was planned. Now, the Ernst Leitz Museum is officially ope...

Leica Discontinuing M a la Carte Program

Leica is officially discontinuing the Leica M a la Carte program tomorrow, June 7, 2019. Orders placed today or tomorrow will still be fulfilled, but these will be the last. Currently, the program allows for c...

Leica M Monochrom “Drifter” by Kravitz Design

Today, Leica has released a new special edition camera, the Leica M Monochrom "Drifter." This is the second collaboration between Leica Camera and musician, photographer, and recording artist Lenny Kravitz. The first such project was the highly sought after L...

Leica Releases New Firmware for SL and CL Cameras

Today, Leica has released new firmware updates for the Leica SL and Leica CL cameras. Primarily, the new software ensures compatibility with all current and future L-Mount lenses, both native Leica TL and SL, as well as from L-Mount Alliance partners Sigma an...

Leica Q2 Announced: 47 Megapixels + Weather Sealing

Today, Leica Camera has announced the Leica Q2, the highly anticipated successor to the popular Leica Q (Typ 116). The new model keeps the same compact form factor and exceptional 28mm f/1.7 Summilux ASPH lens, but offers notable and quite significant improve...