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Pre-PhotoKina leak : Leica 50mm F0.95 Noctilux ASPH

Pre-PhotoKina leak : Leica 50mm F0.95 Noctilux ASPH

Take about fast lenses and paper thin Depth Of Field! An ad leak from a French photography magazine-Chasseur d'images has revealed three ultra fast lenses from Leica. The German finest glass maker is more likely to update the legendary Leica 50mm F1.0 M Noctilux at the upcoming Photokina with a new 50mm F0.95 Noctilux ASPH. An F-stop on a par with the Canon 60s’s vintage 50mm F0.95. If the DOF gets any narrower, you will not be able to pin down the focusing point.

Leica M8 to feature Full Frame Sensor, or Not!

Leica M8 to feature Full Frame Sensor, or Not!

Shortly getting rid of the company former CEO Steven Lee, Leica issued a statement to clear the public mind on company direction pursuing M8 with a full frame sensor. If you’ve been waiting on M8 with the possibility of a Full Frame sensor at Photokina, wait no more, it’s less likely to happen.

Leica Sacked CEO, Steven K Lee to step down

Leica Sacked CEO, Steven K Lee to step down

Thirteen months ago Steve K Lee was hired as the Lecia CEO with the challenge of turning the company around in digital era. That didn’t happen and he has been dismissed and replaced by the company's owner and board chairman Dr Andreas Kaufman.

It’s not an easy task in the cut-throat digital camera business, and twice as hard ran a small-town German company. Perhaps the cultural indifferences are not the excuses here, but rather the conflict of interests on the controversial perpetual M8 upgrade and company direction in producing a full frame body.

Fully Functional Mini Replica of the Leica M3

Fully Functional Mini Replica of the Leica M3

If you couldn’t quite afford that vintage Leica nor its digital M8 version that you were groveling for, you might consider getting a mini replica of it from a Japanese company by the name of Komamura. They have been offering mini replicas of vintage cameras for some time now, but have just recently added the Leica M3.

As you can see from the picture, it is incredibly small, measuring in at 74 x 44 x 47mm and weighing 110g. But this palm-sized gizmo is no toy. It is a completely functional 5 megapixel digital camera with 32MB of internal memory, SD card reader, and LCD display on the back. Priced at around $420.

The Classic Leica M8 Camera Goes Digital

The Classic Leica M8 Camera Goes Digital

The new Leica M8 has all the latest technology but sports a very classic old school style. This new digital version of the classic Leica is a 10.3 megapixel camera, featuring a 2.5-inch LCD, a body made of magnesium alloy, 1/8000 second shutter speed, and can store up to 4gb of memory. Priced at $5000.

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