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Leica TL is a modest update to the ‘T’ mirrorless camera

Leica TL is a modest update to the ‘T’ mirrorless camera

Leica has launched a modestly updated version of its Leica T mirrorless camera, the new Leica TL. This model brings some notable but relatively small changes over the previous model, including a higher storage capacity and a new color option that sets it apart. Some of the great aspects from the Leica T remain, however, including the 16-megapixel APS-C sensor and the same general body design.

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Leica Q Titanium Gray, Summaron-M give homage to the old

Leica Q Titanium Gray, Summaron-M give homage to the old

More than a year ago, Leica unveiled the Leica Q, an impressive compact camera that, despite its size, boasted of a full-frame sensor. You’d think that, by now, it would have a Q II in the wraps. Apparently not. Instead, the famed camera maker has opted not to change a working formula, settling instead for changing appearances only with the Leica Q Titanium Gray, though with significant impact, nonetheless. And to emphasize that old doesn’t mean obsolete, it is launching the new Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 wide-angle lens as a throwback to a 50s product.

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You still can’t afford this Leica covered in ping-pong paddle rubber

You still can’t afford this Leica covered in ping-pong paddle rubber

It's only been about a month since Leica's last limited edition camera — the latest M-P Titanium model — but now they're back something even more unique. Designed by artist and photographer Rolf Sachs, this special edition Leica M-P is covered in the rubber used on ping-pong paddles. Officially known as "pimple-out rubber," the red material is wrapped around a black camera, offering a satisfying grip and handling experience.

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Leica reveals M-P Titanium limited edition

Leica reveals M-P Titanium limited edition

If you thought premium German camera maker Leica was going to start appealing to the casual consumer market following the debut of their new Sofort instant camera this week, worry not; the sky-high priced models are still coming. The company has just announced the latest version of its semi-regular limited edition titanium model, this time of their current flagship camera, the Leica M-P.

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Leica enters instant film market with Sofort camera

Leica enters instant film market with Sofort camera

If you're big into photography, you've likely noticed that the last few years have seen a surge in instant photo cameras; the spirit of classic Polaroid film cameras brought back in form of Fuji's Instax, the Impossible Project's I-1, Lomography, and even the Polaroid brand itself. Now Leica, the renowned German photography company, is getting into the game with its new Sofort camera, but of course it's putting a luxury spin on the whole thing.

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Leica says some of its cameras have faulty Li-ion batteries

Leica says some of its cameras have faulty Li-ion batteries

If you have a Leica camera and have been noticing something funny with how its charge level is displayed, you may have a faulty rechargeable battery. In a recent advisory, Leica said that some lithium-ion batteries made in late 2015 and through early 2016 have a “defective electronic component.” This faulty component could cause the camera to display an incorrect charge level and more.

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Leica M-D (Typ 262) digital rangefinder ditches LCD screen

Leica M-D (Typ 262) digital rangefinder ditches LCD screen

Majority of the mainstream camera makers have more or less conceded the battle to smartphones, obliging selfies and hi-tech composition on vari-angle LCD screens. Acclaimed German camera maker Leica, however, is going against the flow. It wants to bring back the simple pleasures and thrills of photography, especially during the age of film, even with one foot down in the digital age. And it is doing that by removing all but the essentials from the new M-D (Typ 262) digital rangefinder, including the now conventional LCD panel.

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Scarlett Johansson, Henry Cavill go on a Huawei P9 camera showdown

Scarlett Johansson, Henry Cavill go on a Huawei P9 camera showdown

Who would have thought that only Huawei would be able to do the unthinkable and impossible: to unite the cinematic universes of Marvel Comics and DC Comics together. OK, so maybe it's not the superhero showdown you might be expecting, or even dreaming of, but it's still amusing to see Scarlett Johansson, who portrays Marvel's Black Widow, and Henry Cavill, famous for his Superman role, in the same video ad. And that unifying force? None other than the Huawei P9, whose photography skills are put to the test by these superheroes in plain clothing.

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Huawei P9’s Leica camera revealed to have no Leica in it [UPDATE]

Huawei P9’s Leica camera revealed to have no Leica in it  [UPDATE]

You might not be ready to put the Huawei P9 in the same arena as, say, the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the iPhone 6s, but the Chinese-made smartphone definitely grabbed a lot of headlines when it debuted early this month. While the smartphone's specs do speak for it, much of the interest was focused on its main camera, a dual 12 megapixel color and monochrome duo. From the beginning, Huawei has been associating Leica with it, claiming it to be co-engineered with the famed camera maker. Recent reports reveal, however, that the branding might actually be quite a stretch.

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Huawei P9 debuts with dual Leica-certified cameras

Huawei P9 debuts with dual Leica-certified cameras

Huawei has announced its new pair of flagship smartphones, the P9 and P9 Plus, in London today, and just as was predicted a few weeks ago, they feature cameras developed in collaboration with Leica. Both devices feature a dual camera setup, taking the unique approach of using one for color photos and the second for monochrome. However, while the Leica branding is featured on the phones, that doesn't mean the cameras were manufactured by the renowned German company — instead they "co-engineered" the lenses.

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Huawei P9 confirmed to feature Leica camera

Huawei P9 confirmed to feature Leica camera

Back in February, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei announced a new partnership with Germany's high-end camera company Leica, stating the two were going to work together on mobile photography. No other details were revealed at the time, but the fact that the two have nearly zero overlap when it comes to products or target markets hinted at the possibility of a collaboration on something new.

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Huawei and Leica to partner up for smartphone cameras

Huawei and Leica to partner up for smartphone cameras

At the CP+ camera event in Japan this week, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei and German camera company Leica announced that they were forming a long-term partnership to work on mobile photography together. It's a bit of a unique pairing: a high-end luxury camera maker that's shown no interest in mobile working with China's dominant smartphone producer. Then again, maybe that lack of overlap is exactly why they're working together.

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