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...

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 CMOS in order to offer live view and better low lig...

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 ...

Leica M9 Firmware Update 1.196 Now Available

Today, Leica Camera has announced firmware version 1.196 for the Leica M9/M9-P. This firmware features the following updates/improvements:1. Performance improvements:Further improvements of SD-Card compatibility. Implementation of the Lens detection...

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 ...

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...