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Leica’s official statement on the Tiananmen video

Leica’s official statement on the Tiananmen video


Another update on the "Leica - The Hunt" video that caused the Chinese government to ban the word "Leica" from social media - here is the official statement from Leica's spokesman Dirk Große-Leeg (see the official statement from the ad agency here):

“The video was not commissioned, financed or approved by any company in the Leica Group. We expressly regret any confusion and will take further legal steps to prevent unauthorized use of our brand.”

Via Reuters

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New Leica Store coming in Stuttgart

New Leica Store coming in Stuttgart


A new Leica Store is coming in Stuttgart, Germany and they are currently hiring:

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Giveaway: Vi Vante Matador Noir camera strap

Giveaway: Vi Vante Matador Noir camera strap



Vi Vante recently introduced their top of the line Matador leather camera strap and I have one to give away (international shipping is included in the prize).

Here is how to participate in the giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

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Four Voigtlander VM lenses for Leica M-mount are now on sale

Four Voigtlander VM lenses for Leica M-mount are now on sale

Four Voigtlander VM lenses for Leica M-mount are currently now on sale:

Voigtlander Heliar 15mm f/4.5 III lens is $100 off: Adorama | B&H | AmazonVoigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 lens is $100 off: Adorama | B&H | AmazonVoigtlander Ultron 21mm f/1.8 lens is $150 off: Adorama | B&H | AmazonVoigtlander Ultron 35mm f/1.7 lens is $30 off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

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Statement from the ad agency that created the “Leica – The Hunt” video

Statement from the ad agency that created the “Leica – The Hunt” video




A quick update on the "Leica - The Hunt" video that caused the Chinese government to ban the word "Leica" from social media - here is the official statement from the FNazca/Saatchi & Saatchi ad agency that created the short film:

"F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi has worked for the representative of Leica in Brazil since 2012, developing content for several different media platforms for the client over this time. The agency has created pieces that made history in advertising and became communication cases, such as the commercial “100”, created and produced to celebrate the 100 years of the brand, a work acclaimed around the world and awarded with the Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Festival.

The commercial “The Hunt”, launched in Brazil this week, is another among these works that we have developed together with this client and for which we have immense pride and are sure to have delivered a remarkable piece.

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“The Leica Project” book by Jock Sturges

“The Leica Project” book by Jock Sturges




The new “The Leica Project” book by Jock Sturges will soon be available for order at Leica Store Lisse.

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The Chinese government ban the word “Leica” from social media

The Chinese government ban the word “Leica” from social media


The latest short film from F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi: "Leica - The Hunt" I posted here on the blog a few days ago made the Chinese government ban the word "Leica" from social media... because the video shows the famous “Tank Man” photo taken in Tiananmen Square:

Reuters writes:

The hashtag “Leica insulting China” surfaced on China’s Twitter-like Weibo late on Thursday, before being censored. Users left hundreds of comments on Leica’s official Weibo account criticizing the company for the video.

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Topaz Labs DeNoise AI and Skylum Aurora HDR 2019 are now $20 off

Topaz Labs DeNoise AI and Skylum Aurora HDR 2019 are now $20 off


Topaz Labs released new DeNoise AI software with introductory pricing of $59.99 until May 3 (regular price: $79.99). DeNoise AI will work as a standalone or Photoshop/Topaz Studio plugin (similar to Sharpen AI).


Exclusive Skylum deal: Aurora HDR 2019 for $79 for the next 5 days ($20 off).

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Leica digest

Leica digest


→ In the Field: Leica M10-D rangefinder camera.

7Artisan 28mm f/1.4 lens review.

Arte Di Mano Leica Q2 half case is released.

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Leitz Photographica Auction unveils lineup of rare Leica cameras

Leitz Photographica Auction unveils lineup of rare Leica cameras


Leitz Photographica Auction (formerly known as WestLicht Photographica Auction) will be hosting their 34th auction on June 8. Here are some of the featured Leica products:

Leica MP-2 Estimated hammer price: 400,000–500,000 eurosThis is the first M camera with an electric motor drive, produced in the late 1950s. It is considered to be one of the rarest and most unusual M cameras ever to have been offered for sale by auction.Leica M3 No.700005 Estimated hammer price: 300,000–400,000 eurosThe fifth Leica M camera ever made, and is probably in the best condition of any early camera of the series.Leica 250 Reporter GG with a Leica-Motor MOOEVEstimated hammer price: 300,000–400,000 eurosIt is one of the rarest and most valuable cameras manufactured by Leitz/Leica, and it is estimated that only fifteen examples have survived until today. Most examples of this camera were delivered during World War II and were lost in the chaos of war. The camera offered here was delivered to Berlin in November 1942 and is in excellent condition with only minimal signs of wear.

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List of discontinued Voigtlander VM lenses for Leica M-mount

List of discontinued Voigtlander VM lenses for Leica M-mount


List of discontinued Voigtlander VM lenses for Leica M-mount (some of the lenses are still available for sale at Adorama and B&H):

ULTRA WIDE-HELIAR 12mm F5.6 Aspherical IICOLOR-SKOPAR 25mm F4PSUPER WIDE-HELIAR 15mm F4.5 Aspherical IISUPER WIDE-HELIAR 15mm F4.5 Aspherical Black/SilverCOLOR-SKOPAR 21mm F4 Black/SilverAPO-LANTHAR 90mm F3.5 SL IIULTRA-WIDE HELIAR 12mm F5.6 Aspherical Black/SilverSNAPSHOT-SKOPAR 25mm F4 Black/SilverCOLOR-SKOPAR 28mm F3.5 Black/SilverULTRON 28mm F1.9 Aspherical Black/SilverCOLOR-SKOPAR 35mm F2.5 P TYPECOLOR-SKOPAR 35mm F2.5 C TYPE Black/SilverULTRON 35mm F1.7 Aspherical Black/SilverCOLOR SKOPAR 50mm F2.5 Black/SilverNOKTON 50mm F1.5 Asphrical Black/SilverCOLOR HELIAR 75mm F2.5 Black/SilverAPO-LANTHAR 90mm F3.5 Black/SilverNOKTON 35mm F1.2 Aspherical

The 2019 Voigtlander lens PDF catalog can be downloaded here.

Source

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Leica currently has one registered but not yet announced camera: model 7741

Leica currently has one registered but not yet announced camera: model 7741


Nokishita reports that Leica currently has one registered but not yet announced camera under the code name 7741 - the registration is most likely for the rumored new Leica V-Lux camera. There is also a new ACA-DC17 AC adapter.

Via PhotoRumors

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New short film from F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi: “Leica – The Hunt”

New short film from F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi: “Leica – The Hunt”




The Brazilian ad agency F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi just released another promo video called "Leica - The Hunt":

The previous Leica films from F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi have won numerous awards.

Additional information:

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7artisans 75mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount specifications and sample photos

7artisans 75mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount specifications and sample photos


Here are the technical specifications of the new 7artisans 75mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount:


And the first 7artisans 75mm f/1.25 sample photos from Weibo:

More sample photos from Instagram:

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Leica Q-P camera listed as discontinued

Leica Q-P camera listed as discontinued


The Leica Q-P camera was announced in November 2018 and after a huge price drop, it is already listed as discontinued at B&H Photo:


Adorama still has some Leica Q-P cameras in stock for $4,295 ($700 off). For comparison, the price of the new Leica Q2 is $4,995.

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New lens: 7artisans 75mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount

New lens: 7artisans 75mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount



7artisans will soon announce a new 75mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount.

7artisans already have three lenses for Leica M-mount: 28mm f/1.4, 35mm f/2 (now available also in silver) and 50mm f/1.1.

Leica and Voigtlander both recently announced new fast 75mm lenses: the Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH and  Nokton Vintage Line 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical VM.

7Artisans lenses are available for sale at: Adorama | B&H | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | eBay US | eBay UK.

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NEW: silver metal rear lens caps for M-mount lenses available for sale

NEW: silver metal rear lens caps for M-mount lenses available for sale


In addition to the Leica M3 vintage replica tins and red painted aluminum Leica M-mount body caps I now have a small batch of silver metal rear lens caps for Leica M-mount lenses available for sale. The price is $39 and it includes free international shipping. For comparison, the original plastic Leica M-mount lens cap costs $25.

Order here:




Additional pictures:


Please note that in order to mount the lens cap to a lens, you will have to align the red dot on the lens cap with the corresponding dot/marking on the lens.

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KunstRAI 2019: “The Leica Project” book by Jock Sturges and “Fake Leica” sculpture by Yibai Liao

KunstRAI 2019: “The Leica Project” book by Jock Sturges and “Fake Leica” sculpture by Yibai Liao

Leica Store Lisse & Torch Gallery present:

Jock Sturges, Liao Yibai
KunstRAI 2019
17 - 22 April, Amsterdam RAI
Booth #76

We are pleased to invite you to the 2019 edition of KunstRAI, from 17 to 22 April at the RAI in Amsterdam. We will show an enormous new sculpture made by Chinese artist Liao Yibai, famous for his  'Fake Leica' sculptures, and we’ll also release the new book 'The Leica Project' by world-renowned photographer Jock Sturges together with some of his pictures.

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Leica Gallery Los Angeles debuts “From Hell to Hollywood” by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Nick Ut

Leica Gallery Los Angeles debuts “From Hell to Hollywood” by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Nick Ut

“The Terror of War” by Nick Ut

LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2019 — Leica Gallery Los Angeles proudly presents From Hell to Hollywood by renowned photographer Nick Ut, from April 11 through June 3, 2019. An appropriate description of Ut’s five-decade-long photographic career, From Hell to Hollywood features some of his most iconic photographs, from “The Terror of War” – which depicts the infamous “Napalm Girl” – to celebrity-focused images such as the O.J. Simpson case. The opening reception will be held on April 11th from 6-9PM at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles.

Ut’s photographic career began in southeast Asia where he covered the war in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam for The Associated Press (AP). There, he captured arguably his most famous photo, “The Terror of War,” with a Leica M2 and won both the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography and the World Press Photo of the Year. In 2012, on the 40th anniversary of his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo, Ut became the third person inducted into the Leica Hall of Fame for his contributions to photojournalism.

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Leica M10 to M10-P upgrade program

Leica M10 to M10-P upgrade program


In August 2018 I reported that Leica Camera is rumored to offer a new M10 to M10-P upgrade program (current M10 owners can add the new M10-P features - also see this comparison). I already got multiple reports that such a program does exist and the first upgrade orders are already in. The upgrade offer will be for the silent shutter, touchscreen functionality, spirit level and the top cover plate with the Leica logo. Two different Leica M10-P upgrade packages are available:

Full upgrade (2900,- € incl. 19 % VAT)

silent shuttertop cover plate with Leica logotouchscreen functionalityspirit leveladditional 12 months warranty

Partial upgrade (1300,- € incl. 19 % VAT)

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