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Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 f/2 ASPH official with beastly specs

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 f/2 ASPH official with beastly specs

This week the folks at Leica revealed the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH lens, a new member of the SL lens family with twelve lens elements arranged in ten groups. In the mix are three lenses with aspherical surfaces in place specifically for correcting optical aberrations. Users will find this lens in stores online first, then in physical stores very, very soon.

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Leica V-Lux 5 camera is rolls with 25-400 mm lens

Leica V-Lux 5 camera is rolls with 25-400 mm lens

The Leica company revealed today their newest handheld camera, the Leica V-Lux 5. This camera has a relatively giant lens up front with 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor inside. It has a fold-out and flip OLED viewfinder screen on its back. And it's connected, able to use both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to connect with the Leica FOTOS app.

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Leica M-E (Typ 240) launched as a budget-friendly rangefinder

Leica M-E (Typ 240) launched as a budget-friendly rangefinder

Contrary to popular notion, cameras haven't gone extinct thanks to smartphones. Many have become cheaper while others have started to offer more features at the starting level. Others, however, continue to bank on their reputation and the quality expected from it and keep prices high, even for entry-level cameras. The new Leica M-E (Typ 240) tries to buck the latter trend by offering a relatively more affordable rangefinder camera. That said, it's still going to burn a hole in your wallet.

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Leica censored in China over unauthorized Tiananmen Square video

Leica censored in China over unauthorized Tiananmen Square video

German camera company Leica has been censored in China following the publication of an unauthorized, dramatic advertisement set during the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square Massacre. The ad, which is simply called 'The Hunt,' features a Western journalist in a Beijing hotel when suppression of the pro-democracy protests began. In response, Chinese social media website Weibo has banned users from publishing anything containing the word 'Leica.'

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Huawei P30 Pro first look: 2019’s quad-camera heavyweight

Huawei P30 Pro first look: 2019’s quad-camera heavyweight

The Huawei P30 Pro and P30 have a lot to live up to. 2018's P20 Pro proved the Chinese phone-maker was a key player in the mobile space, with photographic talents that put rival devices from Apple, Samsung, and others to shame. Now, unveiled in Paris, France today, the new P30 Pro and P30 promise to take those halo features and make them even more compelling.

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Leica Q2 launches with 47MP full-frame sensor and 4K video support

Leica Q2 launches with 47MP full-frame sensor and 4K video support

Camera maker Leica has taken the wraps off its new Leica Q2, the next-generation model in its Q product series. The new model features a 47.3-megapixel full-frame sensor alongside a Leica Summilux 28mm F1.7 ASPH prime lens and premium (optional) accessories. This compact full-frame camera covers a variety of features, including an ISO sensitivity up to 50,000, support for 4K video recording, and more.

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Leica M10-P ASC 100 Edition is a fancy camera with unique software

Leica M10-P ASC 100 Edition is a fancy camera with unique software

The Leica M10-P "ASC 100 Edition" was revealed today with an eye for unique users and end-products. This is the sort of camera you get if you're aiming to make something nobody's ever made before - video-wise. The "ASC 100 Edition" part of the equation here celebrates the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers, making clear their intended audience right out the gate. That audience is made up of people who love black cameras with strikingly gold lenses, clearly.

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Leica CL Street Kit camera bundle targets street photographers

Leica CL Street Kit camera bundle targets street photographers

Camera maker Leica has introduced a new bundle called the CL Street Kit. The new product features the Leica CL mirrorless camera, as well as a spare battery, black leather camera strap, and more. The camera is targeted at street photographers who need ample battery power and a convenient way to carry their gear.

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Leica D-Lux 7 takes classic style to the smartphone age

Leica D-Lux 7 takes classic style to the smartphone age

This week the folks at Leica revealed the Leica D-Lux 7, the latest in their Lux lineup of "Swiss Army knife of Leica compact cameras." This latest model is small, has a high-resolution image sensor, and has a number of current-generation features we usually only expect of smartphones. That includes a touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-fi, and USB-C charging.

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Leica Q-P revealed with two batteries

Leica Q-P revealed with two batteries

This morning Leica revealed their newest Q-line camera, the Leica Q-P. This device is the latest in the company's full-frame compact Leica Q line of cameras, coming with a decent set of features in a rather small body. A few small changes were made to the exterior - probably not enough on their own to make any previous Leica Q user upgrade - but there's a few bits changed inside, too.

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Leica M10-D digital camera nixes LCD for analog experience

Leica M10-D digital camera nixes LCD for analog experience

Leica has launched the new M10-D, a digital camera that brings an analog experience alongside wireless connectivity. The new camera was inspired by the M10-P model, boasting an almost silent mechanical shutter alongside a relatively minimalist body. Unlike most digital cameras, the M10-D doesn't have a screen for reviewing photos.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro leak shows square camera array

Huawei Mate 20 Pro leak shows square camera array

This week the folks at Huawei had a bit of a release-level leak with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. This smartphone is unique in several ways, including in its back-facing camera array. Instead of having cameras all in a line or just side-by-side, this smartphone's cameras are in a square configuration. The array contains three cameras and a dual-LED flash, ready to roll on the next generation of smartphones with LEICA photography finesse.

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