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Watch a Leica M9 get built on video!

Watch a Leica M9 get built on video!

The Leica M9 Titanium digital camera that we talked about back in September is a very cool and high-end digital camera for the old-school shooter that wants style and performance. The catch is that the M9 is a crazy expensive little camera with the Titanium version pictured below going for 22,000 euro, which works out to something in the area of $29,000. A "standard" camera from Leica will run you in the $6000 - $7000 range.

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The Daily Slash: September 20th 2010

The Daily Slash: September 20th 2010

Hopefully everyone had a good weekend, and took advantage of the "International Observe the Moon Night" "And Talk Like a Pirate Day." If not, there's always next year. In any event, here we are at a Monday, getting ready to call it a night, so it's that time for The Daily Slash. Tonight, in our story from around the web, we'll get another nugget of joy from one Kudo Tsunoda, and then we'll wrap up what's been going on in the R3 Media Network today.

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Leica M9 Titanium Limited Edition Unveiled

Leica M9 Titanium Limited Edition Unveiled

For top-priced cameras, Leica goes hand-in-hand. The company is known for making cameras that have plenty of features and aesthetic eye-caching goodness, and the price tag generally follows suit. But with the unveiling of the M9 Titanium Limited Edition, the company has out-done themselves. Created by a team that incorporated members of Leica and Volkswagen, the Titanium limited edition camera is something to just stare at, if not actually use.

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Rayqual Lens Adapters Give Sony NEX Cameras Options

Rayqual Lens Adapters Give Sony NEX Cameras Options

Options never hurt. That's why we're happy to hear that the Sony NEX line of mirrorless cameras is going to get a few options for themselves here shortly. Thanks to Rayqual, a manufacturer out of Japan, the pair of cameras is primed and ready to get Leica, Nikon, and Canon lenses attached to their faces. Something as simple as a lens adapter is the catalyst, making it possible for us to take even better shots than we could before.

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Leica V-Lux 20 Poses for Photo Shoot

Leica V-Lux 20 Poses for Photo Shoot

We'll never pass up any kind of gadget getting leaked ahead of a scheduled announcement date. Even if that leak is just one picture, and a few tid-bits of information short of a full press release. And while the information about the Leica V-Lux has been known for at least a little while around the Internet, this is the first image that's graced the large scene. It's a 12.1MP monster, with an additional assortment of features that may remind you of another camera.

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Leica USA: analog cameras less than 5% of sales

Leica USA: analog cameras less than 5% of sales

With the ease of use and flexibility of digital cameras, how many film-based snappers do you think are still sold?  We don't have figures from across the industry, but according to Leica USA president Roger Horn, less than 5-percent of his company's cameras sold in the US are analog.  Meanwhile Leica UK's managing director, David Bell, reckons that film cameras account for around 6-percent of the company's M-series.

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Leica MP Golden Camera dumps taste in honor of China

Leica MP Golden Camera dumps taste in honor of China

It's not often we get a tip suggesting "you may want to share this ugly camera with SlashGear readers", but having looked at Leica's MP Golden Camera Limited Edition [pdf link] we do reckon you should be warned.  Created to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, the gaudy Leica is lavishly coated with 24-carat gold and swaddled in Leica Red Box Calf leather; only sixty of them will be produced.

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