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panasonic leica dg vario-elmarit 8-18mm f2.8-4 sample gallery: digital photograp


while the name 'panasonic leica dg vario-elmarit f2.8-4' might be a mouthful, this compact ultra-wide zoom doesn't fill the hand to the same degree, even with its upscale materials and weatherproofing. see how the lens performs in the real world in our sample gallery.see our panasonic leica dg vario-elmarit 8-18mm f2.8-4 sample gallery






panasonic introduces leica dg vario-elmarit 8-18mm f2.8-4 asph lens: digital pho


panasonic has announced its new leica dg vario-elmarit 8-18mm f2.8-4 asph micro four thirds lens. it's one of a series of f2.8-4 lenses that the company teased when it released the leica 12-60mm during ces in january, with a 50-200mm being next in line.the 8-18, equivalent to 16-36mm when mounted on micro four thirds bodies, has 15 elements, which include ed and uhr glass and four aspherics (one of which is made from ed glass). the lens also has a nano surface coating to reduce flare and ghosting. it's also designed to work with high-speed contrast-detect autofocus systems like those found on modern panasonic cameras, and its internal stm motor keeps focusing quiet and smooth. panasonic claims that its optical design reduces 'image shift' and improves tracking performance while zooming.the






panasonic introduces leica dg vario-elmarit 8-18mm f2.8-4 asph lens: digital pho


panasonic has announced its new leica dg vario-elmarit 8-18mm f2.8-4 asph micro four thirds lens. it's one of a series of f2.8-4 lenses that the company teased when it released the leica 12-60mm during ces in january, with a 50-200mm being next in line.the 8-18, equivalent to 16-36mm when mounted on micro four thirds bodies, has 15 elements, which include ed and uhr glass and four aspherics (one of which is made from ed glass). the lens also has a nano surface coating to reduce flare and ghosting. it's also designed to work with high-speed contrast-detect autofocus systems like those found on modern panasonic cameras, and its internal stm motor keeps focusing quiet and smooth. panasonic claims that its optical design reduces 'image shift' and improves tracking performance while zooming.the






panasonic announces leica dg elmarit 200mm f2.8 power ois telephoto prime: digit


panasonic has announced its leica dg elmarit 200mm (400mm equiv.) f2.8 power ois telephoto prime. this hefty, weather-sealed and freezeproof lens features 15 elements, 2 of which are 'ultra extra-low dispersion'. the lens has image stabilization onboard, though panasonic does not quote a cipa figure for shake reduction. the 200mm f2.8 is compatible with the dual is systems built into most modern panasonic mirrorless cameras.the lens features a triple linear focus motor system with a 240 fps sensor drive speed along with a 'micro-step' drive system that allows for precise aperture control.panasonic includes the new dmw-tc14 1.4x teleconverter in the box with the lens, bringing the focal length up to 280mm (560mm equiv.). it's also compatible with the company's 2x teleconverter.when it launc






leica cl: first sample images: digital photography review


the leica cl is a 24mp rangefinder-style mirrorless camera, which sits alongside the tl2 in the company's aps-c lineup. we've been using one for a few days, with the brand new elmarit-tl 18mm f2.8 pancake prime. check out our gallery of images.see our leica cl sample gallery






leica firmware update adds more customization to sl: digital photography review


leica has announced new firmware for its full-frame sl camera. firmware v3.0 expands the range of customization options available in stills and video modes. the firmware can be downloaded for free from leica's website, or installed at any leica store.firmware update 3.0 is now available, with extensive improvements for an even better workflowmay 31, 2017 – firmware version 3.0 for the leica sl-system is now available for download. the leica sl’s range of functions and customization options in both photo and video modes has been comprehensively expanded. the update significantly reduces the time required for saving dng raw image files to sd memory cards and enhances the speed, accuracy and handling of the autofocus system. version 3.0 also includes built-in automated firmware updates for th






the leica summaron 28mm f5.6 is old-fashioned fun: digital photography review


the leica summaron-m 28mm f5.6 is a curious thing - a 'new' m-mount version of a pancake lens originally introduced in the mid 1950s. manufactured in limited numbers between 1955-1963, the original summaron would have been most commonly paired with leica's screw-mount and (via adapters) m3 and m2 film rangefinders of the day. so is the summaron a collectors item best left inside its presentation box, or is this something you might actually want to shoot with?leica summaron-m 28mm f5.6: key specificationsoptical construction: 6 elements in 4 groupsaperture range: f5.6-22 (full-stop detents)minimum focus: 3.3 feet (1m)filter thread: 34mmhood included6-bit codedeight aperture bladesweight: 165 g (0.36 lb)the answer to that question is a bit complicated, and i must admit that i changed my mind






the leica summaron 28mm f5.6 is old-fashioned fun: digital photography review


the leica summaron-m 28mm f5.6 is a curious thing - a 'new' m-mount version of a pancake lens originally introduced in the mid 1950s. manufactured in limited numbers between 1955-1963, the original summaron would have been most commonly paired with leica's screw-mount and (via adapters) m3 and m2 film rangefinders of the day. so is the summaron a collectors item best left inside its presentation box, or is this something you might actually want to shoot with?leica summaron-m 28mm f5.6: key specificationsoptical construction: 6 elements in 4 groupsaperture range: f5.6-22 (full-stop detents)minimum focus: 3.3 feet (1m)filter thread: 34mmhood included6-bit codedeight aperture bladesweight: 165 g (0.36 lb)the answer to that question is a bit complicated, and i must admit that i changed my mind






hands-on with the panasonic leica 8-18mm f2.8-4: digital photography review


panasonic has announced the second member of its leica dg vario-elmarit f2.8-4 series of lenses: an ultra-wide 8-18mm (16-36mm equivalent) that offers fields of view ranging from as wide as 107 degrees down to 62 degrees.






leica cl brings built-in viewfinder, conventional control layout to l lineup: di


leica has just released the cl, the forth in its series of aps-c l-mount cameras. while it shares a name with a camera released in the mid-70s, the new cl is a thoroughly modern ilc, with a 24mp sensor, 10 fps continuous shooting and 4k/30p video capture.compared to the tl2, the cl offer more conventional handling, including twin exposure dials, physical buttons for menu and playback, and a 4-way controller. it also features a high-resolution 2.36 million-dot evf built in. despite the more traditional ergonomics, the cl's rear lcd is touch-sensitive, and supports swipe gestures for image navigation and mode switching.the cl is being launched alongside a new elmarit-tl 18mm f2.8. at just 20.5mm/0.8in in length, leica calls the "smallest wide-angle aps-c pancake lens currently available in t






take a look inside leica's factory in wetzlar, germany: digital photography revi


leica is one of the oldest names in photography, and has long been one of the most prestigious. since the 1920s, leica's high-quality miniature cameras have set a standard for mechanical precision arguably unmatched by any other manufacturer, and for decades, many of the world's best photojournalists used leica rangefinders to document the defining events of the 20th century.almost 100 years after the introduction of the original leica (a name formed by combining leitz, the name of the parent company, with 'camera') leica camera ag is still going strong, and still based in its original hometown of wetzlar, germany.recently, i had the opportunity to visit wetzlar to see for myself how leica's lenses are put together. flip through the images above for a tour of the facility.






lfi - leica fotografie int. download


download download since 1949, lfi - leica fotografie international has been established as an independent magazine for the field of leica photography, as well as the renowned go-to publication for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge, understanding and exposure to all things leica. the accompanying app enables access to all issues of lfi, as well as the lfi blog, user gallery, shop and news section featuring updates from the world of photography. in the lfi gallery, photographers from all around the world showcase images taken with their leica cameras. our editors regularly pick out the very best submissions.






first samples: leica thambar-m 90mm f2.2: digital photography review


leica just announced a new lens – a redesigned version of the classic 90mm thambar f2.2 from the 1930s. we're working on a full gallery, but in the meantime, leica has sent us some exclusive first samples.take a look at our exclusive leica thambar sample gallery






leica unveils m monochrom oslo edition, limited to just 10 units: digital photog


the leica store in oslo has announced a special edition leica m monochrom (typ 246) camera simply called the oslo edition. this model is offered exclusively by the leica store oslo, and though it is available worldwide, the edition is limited to just 10 units—this might be your best chance to get an ultra-rare leica at a not-totally-insane price.both the camera body and the lens are engraved with the word 'oslo' and a unit number ranging from 1 to 10. in addition to the special engraving and edition numbers, the leica m oslo edition is shipped with a leica summaron-m 28mm f5.6 lens sporting a unique black finish.the special edition is packed in a gift box containing the lens, a battery, battery charger, and a certificate of authenticity. the oslo edition is available to purchase now for kr






leica unveils m monochrom oslo edition, limited to just 10 units: digital photog


the leica store in oslo has announced a special edition leica m monochrom (typ 246) camera simply called the oslo edition. this model is offered exclusively by the leica store oslo, and though it is available worldwide, the edition is limited to just 10 units—this might be your best chance to get an ultra-rare leica at a not-totally-insane price.both the camera body and the lens are engraved with the word 'oslo' and a unit number ranging from 1 to 10. in addition to the special engraving and edition numbers, the leica m oslo edition is shipped with a leica summaron-m 28mm f5.6 lens sporting a unique black finish.the special edition is packed in a gift box containing the lens, a battery, battery charger, and a certificate of authenticity. the oslo edition is available to purchase now for kr






leica q in silver brings a new look to the compact camera: digital photography r


leica has announced a new silver version of the leica q camera, giving customers the option of buying a model featuring a silver top plate, baseplate, and silver lens. the back of the new leica q silver model is black, giving the camera what leica describes as a 'modern take' on the two-tone color arrangement.this rendition of the leica q features control elements that have been given the silver touch, while the lens sports red engraved focal length numbers and distance scale. all of this is rounded out by the same high-grip pattern found on the regular model's black leather trim. the leica q in silver is otherwise identical to the standard model, including its 24mp full-frame sensor.leica stores, boutiques and dealers will begin offering the leica q in silver late next month for $4,495 (t






leica unveils limited edition leica m monochrom “jim marshall set”: digital phot


leica has released a limited-edition leica m monochrom “jim marshall set”. jim marshall was the first and only photographer to receive the grammy trustees award. the edition will be limited to 50 sets worldwide. the kit includes the new brass plated leica m monochrom camera with a special “laiton” finish. leica says the latter provides a unique matte quality. the camera comes with an inscription of jim marshall’s autograph and a summilux-m 50mm f/1.4 asph lens.in the box you'll also find a jim marshall limited edition estate print of “thelonious monk at the monterey jazz festival 1964” and a special, numbered edition and estate embossed copy of the book jim marshall: jazz festival.to mark the occasion the leica gallery los angeles which will showcase some of marshall’s images of jazz icons






leica unveils limited edition leica m monochrom “jim marshall set”: digital phot


leica has released a limited-edition leica m monochrom “jim marshall set”. jim marshall was the first and only photographer to receive the grammy trustees award. the edition will be limited to 50 sets worldwide. the kit includes the new brass plated leica m monochrom camera with a special “laiton” finish. leica says the latter provides a unique matte quality. the camera comes with an inscription of jim marshall’s autograph and a summilux-m 50mm f/1.4 asph lens.in the box you'll also find a jim marshall limited edition estate print of “thelonious monk at the monterey jazz festival 1964” and a special, numbered edition and estate embossed copy of the book jim marshall: jazz festival.to mark the occasion the leica gallery los angeles which will showcase some of marshall’s images of jazz icons






leica m10 firmware update adds support for more sd cards: digital photography re


leica has issued firmware 1.7.4.0 for the m10 with a simple update: adding support for a wider range of sd cards. get the full details below and head to leica's support site to download the update.effective immediately a larger choice of sd cards is compatible with the leica m10.with the last firmware, certain sd cards were not recognized, or the complete write speed could not be used with the camera.the leica m10 supports sdhc/sdxc cards from 1gb up to 512 gb. we recommend to use cards with write speed 80 mb/s or higher in order not to restrict the cameras performance. in single cases it can occur that the speed, stated by the cards manufacturers, differs from the effective read or write speed in the leica m10.use uhs i cards instead of uhs ii. the m10 is compatible with uhs ii cards, but






leica's 'new' thambar-m 90mm f2.2 costs $325 per aperture blade: digital photogr


leica's newest lens is actually one of its oldest. the leica thambar-m 90mm f2.2 is a (slightly) modernized recreation of a classic 1930s design, famed for decades thanks to its unique soft focus rendering for portraits. at $6500 it costs a pretty penny too, which for our own amusement we figured works out to $325 for each of its 20 aperture blades.we're at the photo plus expo show in new york, where we just got our hands on leica's latest crazy diamond. click through for a closer look.






leica tl2 sample gallery: digital photography review


leica's non-traditional ilc has been updated and now offers a higher-res 24mp sensor, greater processing power and a more comfortable body (with rounded edges). it retains its minimalist, unibody design, twin control dials and touch-based user interface.initial impressions from those on staff who shot the gallery are largely positive. in short, the leica tl2 offers a simple yet engaging shooting experience, despite its high-tech design. keep an eye out for a full write-up and even more sample photos.view our leica tl2 gallery






leica m10 in japan: updated samples gallery: digital photography review


the leica m10 is our favorite digital m-series camera yet, and we've been itching to get our hands on it again, ever since we had to return an early pre-production unit to leica. fortunately, another camera arrived just in time for a recent trip to japan.we spent a few days with it in yokohama, tokyo, kyoto and kanazowa, and we've updated our gallery of samples. a shooting experience article is on the way, but in the meantime, check out our expanded gallery, including a few shots taken with a couple of very nice vintage lenses...view our updated leica m10 samples gallery






leica m10 in japan: updated samples gallery: digital photography review


the leica m10 is our favorite digital m-series camera yet, and we've been itching to get our hands on it again, ever since we had to return an early pre-production unit to leica. fortunately, another camera arrived just in time for a recent trip to japan.we spent a few days with it in yokohama, tokyo, kyoto and kanazawa, and we've updated our gallery of samples. a shooting experience article is on the way, but in the meantime, check out our expanded gallery, including a few shots taken with a couple of very nice vintage lenses...view our updated leica m10 samples gallery






leica sl gallery update: digital photography review


as we move towards completing our full review of the leica sl, we've been toting it around town just about everywhere, from the grit of pioneer square to...well, the grit of a dim living room rock show. whether you want images at iso 50 or iso 50,000, we've got you covered - including an adapted minolta m-rokkor lens to boot. see our updated leica sl sample gallery






leica thambar-m 90mm f2.2 sample gallery: digital photography review


the leica thambar 90mm f2.2 is an m-mount version of a classic portrait lens known for its unique soft rendering. we had our hands on a loaner unit for a little while, and put it right to work on the subject matter it's designed for. see what this modern take on a vintage design can do.see our leica thambar 90mm f2.2 sample gallery






leica tl2 sample gallery: digital photography review


leica's non-traditional ilc has been updated and now offers a higher-res 24mp sensor, greater processing power and a more comfortable body (with rounded edges). it retains its minimalist, unibody design, twin control dials and touch-based user interface.initial impressions from those on staff who shot the gallery are largely positive. in short, the leica tl2 offers a simple yet engaging shooting experience, despite its high-tech design. keep an eye out for a full write-up and even more sample photos.view our leica tl2 gallery we are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.






leica m10 in japan: updated samples gallery: digital photography review


the leica m10 is our favorite digital m-series camera yet, and we've been itching to get our hands on it again, ever since we had to return an early pre-production unit to leica. fortunately, another camera arrived just in time for a recent trip to japan.we spent a few days with it in yokohama, tokyo, kyoto and kanazowa, and we've updated our gallery of samples. a shooting experience article is on the way, but in the meantime, check out our expanded gallery, including a few shots taken with a couple of very nice vintage lenses...view our updated leica m10 samples gallerywe are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.






leica m10 in japan: updated samples gallery: digital photography review


the leica m10 is our favorite digital m-series camera yet, and we've been itching to get our hands on it again, ever since we had to return an early pre-production unit to leica. fortunately, another camera arrived just in time for a recent trip to japan.we spent a few days with it in yokohama, tokyo, kyoto and kanazawa, and we've updated our gallery of samples. a shooting experience article is on the way, but in the meantime, check out our expanded gallery, including a few shots taken with a couple of very nice vintage lenses...view our updated leica m10 samples gallerywe are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.






this usb flash drive looks like a miniature leica m10: digital photography revie


eager to get your hands on a leica m10? while the camera itself hasn't yet started shipping, a smaller, much cheaper rendition of it has appeared online: a 16gb usb flash drive in the shape of a tiny m10. the dongle is made from molded rubber and includes a keyring. several online retailers are listing the usb drive, including b&h photo, the leica store in miami, amazon, and adorama. the unit is priced at $45.via: leicarumors






$11,000 leica noctilux lens shattered, or: why you never check camera gear when


they say a picture is worth a thousand words. well, here's your 1,000 words about why you should never check in your camera gear when flying. this $11,000 leica 50mm f/0.95 noctilux asph lens and the $7,000 leica m10 it was attached to are both broken, possibly beyond repair, after the owner checked them into the hold on a flight instead of carrying them onto the plane.the lens showed up like this at the leica store manchester, who posted this photo to their instagram and facebook pages as a warning for other photographers who have considered checking their camera gear. it might be easier, but you never know what kind of treatment your bag is going to get.case in point: the murdered noctilux above arrived at its destination with two front lens elements shattered... through a filter. what's






this usb flash drive looks like a miniature leica m10: digital photography revie


eager to get your hands on a leica m10? while the camera itself hasn't yet started shipping, a smaller, much cheaper rendition of it has appeared online: a 16gb usb flash drive in the shape of a tiny m10. the dongle is made from molded rubber and includes a keyring. several online retailers are listing the usb drive, including b&h photo, the leica store in miami, amazon, and adorama. the unit is priced at $45.via: leicarumorswe are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.






leica sl gallery update: digital photography review


as we move towards completing our full review of the leica sl, we've been toting it around town just about everywhere, from the grit of pioneer square to...well, the grit of a dim living room rock show. whether you want images at iso 50 or iso 50,000, we've got you covered - including an adapted minolta m-rokkor lens to boot. see our updated leica sl sample gallerywe are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.






the master & dynamic mw60 x leica headphone collab is all about love of the look


this m&d x leica collaboration is what you get when one company truly admires another’s design principles.leica rarely licenses the use of their trademark red dot and font in products other than cameras, but master & dynamic gained access to the signature trade dress by launching a new brand with leica, called 0.95. the 0.95 brand includes the mw60 wireless headphones, as well as the older mh40 headphones and me05 earbuds.when i first heard about this collab, i asked m&d ceo, jonathan levine how a young audio company founded in 2014 could team up with the storied and time-tested leica camera ag., founded in 1924. he answered, “if leica made headphones, they would share traits with master & dynamic’s.”dsc_0053dsc_0044dsc_0043dsc_0058 view slideshowpreviousnextexitcards on the table: nothing






cp+ 2017: handevision shows off prime lenses for mirrorless and leica m: digital


originally announced in late 2015, german-chinese company handevision's collection of leica-inspired, full-frame 'iberit' prime lenses is on display at this year's cp+ tradeshow in yokohama, japan.handevision is a brand created through cooperation between german lens manufacturer ib/e optics and the chinese company shanghai transvision photographic equipment co – the company behind the kipon brand. reportedly, the brand name came about because the first three letters - ‘han’ signify 'china' in mandarin, while the following two letters ‘de’ represent the first two letters of 'deutschland'.all of the iberit series are available in leica m, leica t, sony e and fujifilm x mount, and the iberit 50mm f2.4 will cost ¥82,000 (~$730).






leica m10 1.9.4.0 firmware arrives with major bug fix: digital photography revie


leica has released firmware 1.9.4.0 for the m10, correcting a bug from firmware 1.7.4.0 that produces black images in some cases during short exposures. the company has also advised m10 owners on how to handle sd cards issues that may arise in some circumstances, stating that cards with speeds of at least 80mb/s should be used.the latest firmware can be downloaded here.the full m10 firmware v. 1.9.4.0 change-log reads:with the previous firmware 1.7.4.0, a larger selection of sd cards were made compatible with the leica m10. unfortunately we discovered, that in certain cases, the firmware 1.7.4.0 could produce black images when using short exposure times. this bug has now been fixed with firmware 1.9.4.0.all improvements from previous firmware versions are included in firmware 1.9.4.0. we a






leica lenses come to large-format cinema cameras with the thalia series


why it matters to you the latest glass from leica keeps the traditional favorite features while adding a few modern conveniences.that iconic red circle logo is coming to modern cinema lenses. earlier this week, leica partner cw sonderoptic announced the leica thalia prime videography lenses, a set of cine lenses designed for large-format super 35, arri alexa 65, and vistavision cinema cameras.based on the leica s medium format lenses, the pl mount lenses all use a 95mm front diameter for seamless swaps with filters and other accessories. the series, which includes primes in the 24, 30, 35, 45, 55, 70, 100, 120, and 180 mm focal lengths, uses a unique iris design that allows for smooth rounded bokeh throughout the aperture range, the company says.leicamore: leica revives a classic with its






top 10 sample galleries of the year #4: the leica m10: digital photography revie


we're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. images in these galleries have been viewed over a million times by you, our readers. in fact, our #4 gallery received a total of 1.4 million views – and it belongs to the leica m10.pricey as it is, this camera is both capable of excellent image quality and really enjoyable to shoot with – read our first impressions review. we think it's the best digital leica ever made and one heck of a travel companion. barney brought it along with him to explore japan and came back with many of the images shown above.top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017#10: sigma 14mm f1.8 art#9: fujifilm gfx 50s#8: nikon d7500#7: olympus tough tg-5#6: sigma 85mm f1.4 #5: fujifilm x-t20#4: leica m10#3: to be revealed on 11/22#2: to be revealed