Monday, December 5, 2022

Leica M6: A master class in marketing says Bellamy Hunt

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Was the successul Leica M6 launch the result of a skilful manipulation of rumours. Bellamy Hunt thinks so, Mike Evans is not convinced. But something went right and the launch got the publicity it deserved...

Full-time Job? An atypical week in the world of Macfilos

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From the moment I landed in Dublin eight days ago, I have experienced one of the busiest and most stressful weeks of my life. I didn't know what I was letting myself in for...

POTY: Leica’s Picture of the Year is by Thomas Hoepker

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This year's Leica Picture of the Year is Thomas Hoepker's iconic Pepto-Bismol New York bus shot from 1963. It is being offered through Leica Galleries worldwide in a limited edition print...

Kiana Hayeri and Valentin Goppel top the 2022 Leica Oskar Barnack Award

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This year's winners in the Leica Barback Awards are Kiana Hayeri and Valentin Goppel

Leica introduces SL2-S Reporter camera

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The SL2-S becomes the fourth Leica camera to get the Reporter treatment, with matte green finish and Aramid fibre cover featuring grippy rhombuses texture...

Leica’s M6 revival arrives at last: Series production, Leitz dot and brass top plate

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Leica's new M6 is here at last and it has been worth waiting for. It's a faithful reproduction of the 1984 but with improvements to the body, incoporation of a brass top plate and a more modern rangefinder mechanism. Best of all, it is a series product and not a limited edition for collectors...

Leica’s new steel-rim Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 joins the Classic Line of lenses

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One of the most notable fast, wide angle lenses of all time, the 1961 Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 is today relaunched as a part of the Classic Line of lenses. Dubbed by Leica as the "true king of bokeh", the lens bears the classic "steel rim" and is compact and very light - only 200g...

LHSA becomes Leica Society International to reflect new world role

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Leica enthusiasts from around the world gathered in Dublin for the first annual conference under the new banner of Leica Society International...

Bird photographer of the year tour starts in Hampshire

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Winners of the world's largest bird photogaphy competition are on display in Hampshire until November 12. Here's an opportunity to view some of the world's best bird shots...

Leica M6 film camera ”limited to 500 units” and could sell for 4,800 euros...

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According to rumours, the new Leica M6, to be announced on October 20, will be a limited edition of 500 examples and will sell for less than the current MP film camera...