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May
14

Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 28mm f/2 Aspherical VM Type II lens: shipping date, pre-orders, sample photos

Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 28mm f/2 Aspherical VM Type II lens: shipping date, pre-orders, sample photos


The new Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 28mm f/2 Aspherical VM Type II lens for Leica M-mount will be released on June 10th. Sample photos from the lens can be found here. Pre-orders should be open soon at:

PopFlashB&H PhotoJo Geier (EU)Adorama and Amazon should have the listing soon

Cosina recently uploaded a few sample photos from the new lens:

Additional information on the Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 28mm f/2 Aspherical VM Type II lens can be found here:

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May
13

Used Leica gear at KEH

Used Leica gear at KEH



This is a promo post for buying and selling used Leica gear at KEH:

Used Leica equipmentLeica M10 cameras at KEHLeica R8 Chrome 35mm cameraVoigtlander 35mm f/2 Ultron Aspherical lens for M-MountFive older Leica digital cameras that are more affordableTrade your gear at KEH.com and ger a 10% bonus on the value of your gear:

The post Used Leica gear at KEH appeared first on Leica Rumors.

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May
11

New TTartisan 90mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount announced

New TTartisan 90mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount announced


The previously rumored TTartisan 90mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount announced is now officially announced.

The lens specifications, MTF chart, sample photos, pre-order options, and additional information can be found at PhotoRumors:

Announced: new TTartisan 90mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount

Additional pictures of the new lens:

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May
09

Is the new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount produced by Sigma?

Is the new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount produced by Sigma?


Before the official announcement, I reported on several occasions that the new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount is rumored to be produced by Sigma. During the official announcement a few days ago, I could not find any official confirmation on that claim, but this is what I found online:

Lens design diagram side by side (thanks elf11) – first, the new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens:


Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens design:

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May
08

Rumors: Sharp to announce a new AQUOS R6 smartphone with Leica cameras

Rumors: Sharp to announce a new AQUOS R6 smartphone with Leica cameras


Nokishita reports that this month (May) Sharp will announce a new AQUOS R6 smartphone that was jointly developed with Leica (I assume the camera was developed by Leica).

A few months Leica was rumored to be working with the Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus.

Huawei has already been working with Leica for a few years now.

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May
07

PIXII is working on a new version of their APS-C connected digital rangefinder camera with Leica M-mount

PIXII is working on a new version of their APS-C connected digital rangefinder camera with Leica M-mount


PIXII is working on a new version of their APS-C connected digital rangefinder camera with Leica M-mount. One of the expected upgrades will be a new processor (see screenshot above).

PIXII is also developing a new, wider ISO range: starting with a pulled ISO 80, from a new base sensitivity of ISO 160 and up to ISO 15,200 – this will be available soon as a free upgrade for current PIXII camera owners.

It is good to see that PIXII is still actively developing and improving their product. If you have any experience with the PIXII camera, please leave a comment on this post. Thanks!

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May
06

Announced: Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70 f/2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount

Announced: Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70 f/2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount



The previously rumored Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70 f/2.8 ASPH is now officially announced. Two new bundle options with the SL2 and SL2-S were also introduced. The new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–70 f/2.8 ASPH. is available to order today at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers for $2,795. The SL2 and SL2-S camera bundles coupled with the new 24-70 are priced at $8,795 and $7,195 respectively – representing a savings of $595 in either bundle:

AmericasEuropeAsiaAfrica
Adorama
B&H
PopFlash
Leica Miami
Leica Palm Beach
Tamarkin
Classic Connection
Meister Camera
Leica Shop
Calumet
Leica Store Lisse
Red Dot Cameras
Park Cameras
M&K Kamera
Rangefinder
f22
Map Camera
Cameratique

Additional coverage:

RedDotForum’s detailed article on the new lensProduct listingPress release, lens design, and MTF charts:




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May
05

Ending this week: $20 off Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI

Ending this week: $20 off Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI


The $20 off the new Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI is ending on May 7, 2021 (see the new and updated Topaz Labs pricing). Additional information on the new version can be found here.


Topaz Labs Image Quality Bundle is now on sale for $149.99 (orig. $259.97).


You can also get an additional 15% off all Topaz Labs products with code RUMORS15.

The post Ending this week: $20 off Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI appeared first on Leica Rumors.

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May
05

More leaked pictures from the new Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens

More leaked pictures from the new Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens


Here is a recap of all rumors for the upcoming Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens:

The Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens will be a part of a new “economy line” from Leica (not sure for the exact name of the new product line)The VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens will be offered together with the Leica SL2s camera as a setThe lens will not have an all-metal body like other Leica SL lensesThe optics of the lens are rumored to be based on the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens, on the outside the lens will look more like the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for L-mountThe lens will be announced on May 6thThe price of the Leica SL2s with the Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens will be just below €6,500 (around $7,800 – US prices are usually lower).The US price of the lens alone should be $2,750Here are some new leaked pictures:





Top pictures via Nokishita

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May
05

Coming soon: TTartisan 90mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount

Coming soon: TTartisan 90mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount

TTartisan and 7artisans will announce several new lenses in 2 weeks and one of them will be the TTartisan 90mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount:


See the full list of upcoming lenses at PhotoRumors.

7artisans already has a 75mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount – see the previous lens coverage here and here.

The post Coming soon: TTartisan 90mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount appeared first on Leica Rumors.

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May
04

Leica SL2-S firmware v2.0 released

Leica SL2-S firmware v2.0 released


Leica released firmware v2.0 for the Leica SL2-S camera. Here is the list of improvements:

Improvements
New Autofocus algorithmImproved eye/face/head/body recognition and focus tracking.
HEVC video compressionInternal 4K recording with 10 Bit at 60p/50p with h.265 codec.
Long-GOPRecording for 10 Bit codecs with 150 – 200 MB/s means same Image Quality as All-Intra but less than half of data size.
Segmented VideoVideorecording will be split 1 minute segments to avoid data loss.
Individual Viewing LUTUpload function for individual Look Up Tables.
Enhanced Live ViewBetter low light image composition control of the Live View image.
Image OverlayAllows alignment of the camera position on basis of a previous taken image, that is displayed in a transparent mode in the EVF or on the LCD.
Automatic Follow FocusDefinition of three focus points for automatic focus shift during video recording.
Wave form monitorProfessional exposure valuation of the video signal.
Color barReference for correct color grading and sound control in postproduction.
Tally ModeCamera shows red frame on LCD during video recording.

The new firmware can be downloaded here. Reddotforum has a detailed rundown of the new features with screenshots and explanation – check out their post.

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May
04

A better picture of the Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens

A better picture of the Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens

Nokishita just posted a better picture of the upcoming Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens (see my previous post):

Here are the lens details in case you missed them:

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May
04

Leica Q2 Monochrom camera demo/open box for $5,588

Leica Q2 Monochrom camera demo/open box for $5,588

PopFlash has a demo/open box Leica Q2 Monochrom camera for $5,588 – this is a savings of over $600 from the regular price of $6,195.

See the full list of demo Leica gear listed for sale at PopFlash here.

PopFlash also has all of the latest Voigtlander lenses for Leica M-mount in stock.

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May
03

Capture One Pro for Leica photographers

Capture One Pro for Leica photographers


Capture One has recently introduced several updates for Leica users (see this dedicated page and check also this, this, and this blog posts). The Capture One 21 Leica support list can be found here.

For a complete list of all Capture One products and licensing options click hereFor a 30-day fully-featured free trial of Capture One 21 click hereFor Capture One updated learning videos click hereThe Capture One 21 release notes can be found here


Avalanche Software recently released Avalanche for Capture One 1.0 that allows users to migrate/import Aperture, Luminar 4, Luminar AI, or Lightroom photo catalogs/libraries into Capture One (more info available here).

Here are a few videos explaining how Leica photographers can benefit from Capture One Pro:

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May
02

The Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens will be announced on May 6th

The Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens will be announced on May 6th


A quick update on my previous post – the Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens will be officially announced on May 6th. Stay tuned for details.

The post The Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens will be announced on May 6th appeared first on Leica Rumors.

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May
01

First picture of the Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount

First picture of the Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount


The new Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount will be announced soon – here is what to expect:

The Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens will be a part of a new “economy line” from Leica (not sure for the exact name of the new product line)The official announcement should be in MayThe VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens will be offered together with the Leica SL2s camera as a set.The lens will be priced just slightly higher than the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for L-mount (still under €3,000/$3,000?)The lens will not have an all-metal body like other Leica SL lensesThe optics of the lens are rumored to be based on the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lensThe design and construction will be very similar to the current Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for L-mount:

Some Leica stores are already using new press photos with the upcoming Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens – the size is really compact as previously reported and you can clearly see the 24-70mm label on the front:


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May
01

Leica digest #77

Leica digest #77


Here are the latest Leica related videos:

The post Leica digest #77 appeared first on Leica Rumors.

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May
01

Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for April 2021

Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for April 2021

  
  
 
These are the top 10 most visited LeicaRumors posts for April 2021:

First Leica M11 camera rumorsWatch this amazing footage of the moon taken with a Leica 400mm f/2.8 lensLeica will launch more new M lenses with a minimum focusing distance of 30cmVoigtlander to announce two new ULTRON Vintage Line 28mm f/2 Aspherical lenses for Leica M-mountVoigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Aspherical II lens reviewAcuity comparison of Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 vs Summicron-M 35mm f/2 vs APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 lensesLeica to announce a new VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lensLeica to reissue “The Decisive Moment”? (The Decisive Moment Remastered)New Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 28mm f/2 Aspherical VM Type II lens for Leica M-mount announcedAdditional information/rumors on the upcoming Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens (L-mount)

The post Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for April 2021 appeared first on Leica Rumors.

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Apr
30

New versions released from ON1, Avalanche, and Topaz Labs

New versions released from ON1, Avalanche, and Topaz Labs


ON1 released Photo RAW 2021.5 –the full list of new features can be found here. A free 14-day trial for all ON1 products is available – here is the direct link for the ON1 Photo RAW 2021.5 free trial. 20% off on all ON1 products is available with coupon code NIKONRUMORS.


Avalanche Software released Avalanche for Capture One 1.0 – a new solution for users who want to migrate their Aperture, Luminar 4, Luminar AI, or Lightroom photo catalog/library to Capture One – additional information is available here (the pricing can be found here).


Topaz Labs updated several of their software packages (you can also get 15% off all Topaz Labs products with code RUMORS15):

Gigapixel AI version 5.5 introduces our new AI engine for faster processing, and a new “highly compressed” AI model for upscaling more challenging images (now $20 off).Video Enhance AI version 2.1.1 includes new Artemis and Dione AI models to address over-sharpening and haze issues as well as overhauled playback toolbar, new preview modes, and other fixes and improvements.Sharpen AI version 3.0.3: bug fixes.DeNoise AI version 3.0.3: bug fixes.

Free trials are available for Topaz products.

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Apr
29

Ending tomorrow: $30 discount on the Megadap MTZ11 Leica M to Nikon Z autofocus adapter

Ending tomorrow: $30 discount on the Megadap MTZ11 Leica M to Nikon Z autofocus adapter



The $30 off sale on the Megadap MTZ11 Leica M to Nikon Z autofocus adapter is ending this Friday (direct PayPal link):




The price includes free international shipping.

All other stores are selling the Megadap MTZ11 for $349: Adorama, Amazon, B&H.

The Megadap MTZ11 adapter is available for sale in the LeicaRumors and PhotoRumors online stores.

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