A Leica Camera For For An Active Lifestyle Leica sometimes surprises us, as it did me with the release of the Leica X-U last year. We think of Leica as a boutique camera company famous for its M-series cameras. Over the last few years, though, Leica has been moving in some new directions. The company…
When I heard Leica was finally releasing the long awaited Leica M10, I got really, really excited. I’ve been a Leica fan for many years, having owned an old film MP for a while, then playing with all the digital bodies when I started working here about seven years ago. All the camera bodies that came…
Put simply, it was fun. It made me think. It made me want to work for the shot. It’s a different way of shooting than using a zoom lens and 12fps autofocus. I found myself focusing, composing, and waiting; anticipating the shot. It was almost a zen-like experience. It didn’t hurt that I was getting some nice images. The M10 is unobtrusive. It doesn’t stand out in a crowd, instead, it allows you to become part of the crowd.
So when developing the M10, Leica’s engineers found themselves having to meet two essentially opposing requirements: to further improve the camera’s electronics, and to simultaneously accommodate this enhanced, high-performance construction within a smaller body
Leica today announced its new M10 digital rangefinder, the latest camera in the renowned M-System lineup. It’s a camera that “embodies the essence of photography like no other camera before,” Leica says.
The Leica M10 camera will be announced in 24 hours (tomorrow around 3pm EST) during the official event in Wetzlar. Stay tuned on the blog for detailed coverage of the event. Few last moment updates:
A wonderful time, it’s the birthday of digital M photography. We would like to take this significant anniversary to share a small but nice selection of M photographers and their images whom influenced digital M photography with their inspiring pictures: Max Malatesta, Ram Shergill and Alex Webb.
Rather than covering old ground and describing the camera in detail, I’m going to discuss it’s position in the world of photography, after that I’ll look at using the SL in a number of different shooting environments.
This camera is all about simplicity. The fifth M-Generation camera, it “embodies the entire range of technical advantages perfected over decades in the Leica rangefinder system,” while intentionally leaving out “all but the most essential technical features.”
Here, we unravel the new Leica M-D through the eyes of Nicholas La, Rui Palha, and Daniel Arnold. Below is the touching and compelling story of how these photographers explore Porto and find a new perspective for photography with the Leica M-D
Leica Camera’s CEO Oliver Kaltner shares challenges and opportunities
Renowned photojournalist David Burnett just posted this short 2-minute video showing how you load film into the old screw-mount, knob-wind Leica II, a rangefinder introduced in 1932.
The Leica Q is the best travel camera I’ve ever used.
Right now, the feelings are surprisingly conflicted. The history with Leica pulls at you, yet it feels like unrequited love
When the biggest complaint you have about a camera concerns the image quality at ISO 25,000, you know you have a first world problem. Such is the case when comparing two full-frame compacts: the Leica Q and the Sony RX1R II.
“It’s a timeless city. You can feel the vibration of the stories in the city. If you go deeper, you can feel the modern side of the city as well. You get the sensation of an embedded modern lifestyle.” This is how Andrea Boccalini, the Vienna-based Italian photographer describes his experience with the Leica M (Typ 262) while photographing Vienna. He continues: “When you hold the M camera in your hands, you feel that you are using something that is part of a long story.”
Today Leica Camera announced their new entry level Leica M Typ 262 digital rangefinder