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Voigtlander Nokton Vintage Line 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical VM lens now in stock in the US

Voigtlander Nokton Vintage Line 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical VM lens now in stock in the US


The new Voigtlander Nokton Vintage Line 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical VM lens is now in stock in the US at Adorama (black version), B&H (black version) and Amazon (silver and black version).

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Deal of the day: 40% off all Rocky Nook books

Deal of the day: 40% off all Rocky Nook books


You can get 40% off all Rocky Nook books with coupon code NikonRumors (the coupon code is valid only for rockynook.com).

Check out also the Leica books at Amazon:



Via NikonRumors

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Limited time offer: selected Vi Vante camera straps now come with a free color-matching metal Leica M-mount body cap

Limited time offer: selected Vi Vante camera straps now come with a free color-matching metal Leica M-mount body cap




For a limited time selected Vi Vante camera straps will be shipped with a free color-matching metal Leica M-mount body cap:

Vi Vante Matador Miami Blue Limited EditionVi Vante Matador Polar Gray EditionAqua Blue Sheetline Luxury Rope Neck Strap

In order to take advantage of this offer, please use code "FREECAP" during checkout at vi-vante.com (the free cap offer is valid only for the three straps listed above).

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Leica SL firmware update 3.6 released

Leica SL firmware update 3.6 released



In addition to the new APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 Asph lens, today Leica announced also a new firmware update version 3.6 for the Leica SL mirrorless camera adding compatibility with existing and upcoming lenses from the L-Mount alliance partners:

Improvement on compatibility with existing and upcoming lenses from L-Mount Alliance partners.Improvement on compatibility with L-Mount lenses that are equipped with an AF/MF selection on the lens.Improvement on compatibility with L-Mount lenses that are equipped with an OIS mode switch on the lens.

Via Reddotforum

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Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 Asph lens officially announced

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 Asph lens officially announced


The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 Asph lens is now officially announced - see the details at B&H, Red Dot Forum and Leica's website (see also this post). The US price is $4,495. For additional information and availability, check one of our sponsors:

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Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 Asph lens additional information:

Normal-length 50mm f/2 lens is designed for full-frame Leica L-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 75mm equivalent focal length.Bright f/2 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field for working with selective focusing techniques.Three aspherical elements are used to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.Apochromatic design employs anomalous partial dispersion glass to suppress chromatic aberrations throughout the aperture range for increased color accuracy and clarity.Multi-layer coatings have been applied to individual elements to suppress surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity.Dual Syncro Drive stepping motor delivers quick, precise, and near-silent autofocus performance to suit both photo and video applications. This system also avails full-time manual focus override.Water-repellent AquaDura coating has been applied to the front and rear optical surfaces to protect against moisture and other elements.Weather-sealed design protects against dust and moisture to benefit working in inclement shooting conditions.

Leica APO-Summicon-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH lens technical specifications:

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The new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 Asph lens report (by Jonathan Slack)

The new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 Asph lens report (by Jonathan Slack)

The new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 Asph lens report (by Jonathan Slack):

Introduction

This will be a short report, beyond the obvious superlatives there really isn’t that much to say about this wonderful new lens.

The 50mm is the 4th lens in the APO SL Summicron lineup. The wide-angle lenses are promised for 2020, while the 75, 90, and 35 have already been released.

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Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 Asph lens leaked at a German retailer

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 Asph lens leaked at a German retailer


I already reported that the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 Asph lens will be officially released on August 15th. The German retailer Fotokoch already published the details and pricing (€4200) of the lens on their website (Google translated):

The real Leica classicsBalanced bokehElectronically controlled shutterContrast to the last corners

The new 50mm lens sets new standards in terms of compactness and performance. 2/50 ASPH: based on innovative technologies, the APO-Summicron-SL one can. nothing to be desired. Brilliance, micro contrast to the last corners and a balanced Bokeh make the lens a real Leica classic.

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 1: 2/50 ASPH: Versatile standard focal length

Leica Camera AG extends the Summicron-SL line for another high-performance lens:

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Adobe Lightroom August 2019 released with support for the Leica V-LUX 5 camera

Adobe Lightroom August 2019 released with support for the Leica V-LUX 5 camera


Adobe released the August 2019 version of Lightroom Classic and ACR with support for the new Leica V-LUX 5 camera and several improvements including GPU Accelerated Editing:

Lightroom for Mac and WindowsLightroom for iOSLightroom for AndroidLightroom ClassicCamera RawLatest cameras added in LR August 2019Latest lenses added in LR August 2019

The latest Adobe CC subscription plan rates can be found here (see also this page). A free Lightroom CC trial is available on this page (no credit card required). More information on the different Lightroom versions is available here and here. The different Adobe Creative Cloud options are described here.

For Adobe alternatives check the latest products from Topaz Labs, Skylumand ON1.

Via PhotoRumors

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New: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 MC VM Map Camera 25th-anniversary limited edition silver chrome lens for Leica M-mount

New: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 MC VM Map Camera 25th-anniversary limited edition silver chrome lens for Leica M-mount

The teaser I reported yesterday was for a new Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 MC VM Map Camera 25th-anniversary limited edition silver chrome lens for Leica M-mount that is currently available for purchase in Japan for ¥ 99,800 or around $940 including tax. Additional information on the lens, including some sample photos, can be found here and here. Here are the details:

Focal length :35mmAperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16Optics :6 group 8 elementsCoat: Multi coatingAngle :63°Aperture blades :10Minimum focus distance :0.7mSize :φ55×28.5mmFilter size :φ43Mount :VM mountWeight :237gColor :Silver chromeMaterial: BrassSupplied: :F/R Cap, Lens hood(LH-6) Special scabrous lookRelease: Late SeptemberPrice: ¥ 99,800Limited : 250 Pieces (The Serial number M,A,P,N,C 50Pieces each)

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New teaser: Map Camera 25th anniversary limited edition rangefinder lens for Leica M-mount

New teaser: Map Camera 25th anniversary limited edition rangefinder lens for Leica M-mount



The famous Map Camera store in Japan is celebrating its 25th anniversary on August 13th. To commemorate this milestone, Map Camera will release a new rangefinder lens for Leica M-mount (the lens will be made in Japan). There is already a teaser on their website. The lens details and pre-orders will be officially announced on August 13th. Unfortunately, the new lens will not be available for international sales. Stay tuned for additional information.

The Leica section of Map Camera can be found here. Check out also their eBay store:

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New Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 camera bags announced

New Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 camera bags announced



Billingham introduced new Hadley Pro 2020 camera bags (see pricing and availability at Adorama and B&H):

Billingham has unveiled the Hadley Pro 2020: a new model in its iconic Hadley camera bag range, offering outstanding protection, comfort and flexibility. The new bag builds upon the popularity of the Hadley Pro – Billingham’s biggest-selling model – with the addition of several new features requested by Billingham owners and photographers worldwide. The enhancements have been designed to increase the bag’s versatility and portability, while retaining the popular dimensions, capacity, ergonomics and classic format of the original Hadley Pro.

The Hadley Pro 2020 will be available from 7 August 2019 at a suggested retail price of £240 including VAT.

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Leica V-Lux 5 camera now in stock

Leica V-Lux 5 camera now in stock


The new Leica V-Lux 5 camera is now in stock - for pricing and availability, check one of the stores below:

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Reddotforum has a detailed hands-on report om the new V-Lux 5. Her eis the list of new featrues in the V-Lux 5:

Bluetooth – Allows use of GPS and Auto Time/Date functions and helps with WiFI connectivity.Touchscreen – For touch focusing, as well as menu & playback navigation.Added Function Buttons – Three customizable FN buttons have been added for a total of 8.Extended Aperture Range of Lens – Aperture range has been extended from f/8 to f/11.Minimum Shutter Speed – Can set a minimum shutter speed when shutter is set to automatic.Control Ring (Manual Lens Ring) – Three FN buttons instead of two switches. Can be assigned more functions.Dual Customizable Dials – For more control and access to essential camera settings when shooting.4k Photo Mode – High burst shooting that allows you to choose your frame later.Post Focus Mode – “Focus Stacking” mode that allows you to choose your focus later.SNAP Movie – Take mini videos between 2-8 seconds.Zoom Compose Assist – One-press temporary “zoom out” function to help you compose when shooting at telephoto lengths.Focus Switching for Vert/Horz – Set separate vertical and horizontal focus points.Loop Movement Focus Frame – Assign a “loop movement” to a single focus point so you can jump from one edge of the frame to the opposite in a continuous loop.Focus/Release Priority – Adjust how and when the shutter button focuses and releases the shutter.Pinpoint AF Setting – Choose between PIP (Picture-In-Picture) or full frame focus magnification.MF Assist Display (Updated) – Like Pinpoint, choose between PIP (Picture-In-Picture) or full frame focus magnification.MF Guide – Choose whether or not to see the manual focus distance guide.m/ft – Can change the on-screen focusing guide between metric and feet.ISO & Exposure Compensation Display Settings – Assign an alternate function to the control wheels when adjusting ISO and Exposure Compensation.Photo Style Profiles Added – Monochrome HC & HC+, Cinelike D, Cinelike VCOL(OR) Filter Settings / Simultaneous Record Without Filter – If shooting in JPEG only, you can capture two JPEGS: one with the effect and one without.AF Sensitivity (Photo) – Can adjust sensitivity when using AFF (Auto Focus Flexible).Diffraction Compensation – Helps reduce diffraction when the lens is stopped down.Beep – New touchtones added.Economy Settings – Can turn off all “Auto Power Off” settings.EVF Settings – Can change speed of both LCD and EVF (30 or 60 fps)Lens Retraction Off – Prevents the lens from retracting after inactivity.Level Gauge Adjust – Calibrate the built-in level gauge.Folder File Setting – Custom file naming.Playback Rating system – Give 1-5 star ratings to images.Playback / Clear Retouch – In-camera retouching.Playback/ 4k Photo Bulk Saving – Bulk process Post Focus and 4k MP4 files.Playback / In-Camera Photo Merging – For processing Post Focus and 4k MP4 files.

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Somebody made a Leica mirrorless interchangeable lens camera out of a Sony a7

Somebody made a Leica mirrorless interchangeable lens camera out of a Sony a7



Somebody in China made a Leica mirrorless interchangeable lens camera out of a Sony a7:














Source: Weibo

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Pre-orders for the new Voigtlander Nokton Vintage Line 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical VM lens are open again in the US

Pre-orders for the new Voigtlander Nokton Vintage Line 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical VM lens are open again in the US


Pre-orders for the new Voigtlander Nokton Vintage Line 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical VM lens are now open again in the US:

AdoramaB&HAmazon

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Wetzlar Camera Auctions coning on October 5th, 2019

Wetzlar Camera Auctions coning on October 5th, 2019

A quick update on the upcoming Wetzlar Camera Auctions (Facebook | Instagram) that will take place on October 5th, 2019 - the auction cataloge (print and online) will be available at the end of August. Here are some of the Leica auction highlights:

Drawing Set "Kamera 4201" (1922) - estimate 60,000 - 80,000 euro

91 sheets of original (ink on parchment) item drawings "Kamera 4201", from the hand of Barnack´s team member Wilhelm Schäfer. Each signed "Schäfer", as well as each sheet countersigned by Oskar Barnack. The recent discovery of this drawing set may without exaggeration be described as a sensation. This is proof of the existence of another, still unknown Leica predecessor, one year before the Leica 0-series, still with many technical deviations. Historically significant!

Leica Model A Luxus camera (1929) - estimate: 300,000 - 400,000 euro

With this specimen of an original gold plated Leica Model A, one of the great classics among the rare Leica collectibles will be auctioned. According to today's state of knowledge, only 95 specimens were delivered in the years 1929-1931.

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Vi Vante “Tiger” braided lambskin neck strap giveaway

Vi Vante “Tiger” braided lambskin neck strap giveaway



Vi Vante released a new "Tiger" braided lambskin neck strap and I have one to give away (free international shipping is included in the prize).:

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Direct link to giveaway.


Vi Vante "Tiger" braided lambskin neck strap features:

Luxurious Lambskin LeatherBuilt in Side Protection with Finished Edges and red highlight stitchingElectroplated Mounting Rings; Extra Pair ProvidedComes in Branded Black Pouch47” inches / 120cm Long, 3/4 inch / 2cm wideHandmade and designed by Vi VanteRecommended for Leica M & Q, Fujifilm X series, and Sony Alpha 7 linesNot designed for DSLR use, but handles Leica Noctilux 50mm F/0.95 Lens with ease

Vi Vante products are sold at vi-vante.com and on Amazon.

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The silver anodized Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens is listed as discontinued at B&H

The silver anodized Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens is listed as discontinued at B&H


The silver anodized Leica   28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens is listed as discontinued at B&H:


I am not sure if this is a mistake - the is lens is lsited for pre-order at Adorama and is missing completely from Amazon. Leica's website currently also shows only the black verion.

Update: the lens is in stock at Leica Strore Miami.

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The next 7artisans lenses for Leica M-mount: 21mm f/1.5 and 35mm f/1.4 (rumors)

The next 7artisans lenses for Leica M-mount: 21mm f/1.5 and 35mm f/1.4 (rumors)


The next two 7artisans rangefinder coupled lenses for Leica M-mount are rumored to be 21mm f/1.5 and 35mm f/1.4.

7artisans already has 4 lenses for Leica M-mount (see pricing and availability at Adorama and B&H):

7artisans 28mm f/1.47artisans 35mm f/27artisans 50mm f/1.17artisans 75mm f/1.25

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The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 Asph lens will be officially released on August 15th

The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 Asph lens will be officially released on August 15th




The new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 f/2 Asph lens will be officially released on August 15th. The price is expected to be arounf $4,000/€4,000. Some additional information:

The APO-Summicron-SL-Lenses were designed from scratch for the mirrorless SL-System. That means that the optical and sensor design, as well as the imaging process match perfectly to achieve the highest quality.Dual Syncro DriveTM Precision autofocus: The APO-Summicron-SL-Lenses focus from infinity to the closest focusing distance with exceptional speed and achieve absolute top performance ratings in the demanding professional camera segment.Design “Made in Germany”: Seals on the front element, the focusing ring, and the bayonet ensure that lenses mounted on the camera are exceptionally well protected against the ingress of light rain and particles of dust and dirt. In addition to this, Leica AquaDura® coating provides effective protection of the exposed surfaces of lenses against dirt and scratching for the everyday use under the often extreme conditions of professional photography.The lens hoods of the SL-Lenses are ideally matched to each individual lens and prevent light from the sides entering the lens.

The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 is the second SL lenses expected this year after the APO-Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH. The latest Leica SL roadmap can be found here.

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Leica digest

Leica digest


→ "KUVRD Universal Camera Strap" on Kickstarter.

 

8 new Ona camera bags announced.

7artisans 28mm f/1.4 lens review.

Topaz Studio 2 walkthrough.

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