THEFT from RED DOT CAMERAS
Here are the CCTV images of the individual involved in the theft of a Leica M-E
from Red Dot Cameras in London on the 16th May 2013
Should you have any information please contact the police on
telephone: 101 quoting crime reference number 2710811-13 or
Ivor at Red Dot cameras on 020 7490 8444
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LEICA X2 PAUL SMITH and MANCHESTER UNITED
STEPHENS PREMIER have loaned Man Utd Staff Photographer
John Peters a Leica X2 Paul Smith Edition Camera to capture
behind the scenes images from Old Trafford, training and games.
We will be posting photos throughout the remainder of the Season.
A full article also appears in the official Manchester United magazine
Inside United February Edition No.247 (available from Man Utd)
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PORTRAIT of RAYMOND
LEICA M9 and SUMMILUX 50mm f1.4 ASPH.
Copyright Gary Rowlands
An interview with Alfred Shcopf CEO of Leica
and interesting peek into the work of Solms factory
Leica M a la carte at Home
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Photokina Leica Announcements
The Leica M
Most versatile rangefinder camera yet includes high performance sensor and processing technology, three focusing options including Live View, Full HD video recording and compatibility with Leica R-Lenses
Leica Camera AG has announced a groundbreaking milestone in the history of the Leica rangefinder system: the Leica M. As the first camera to implement a newly designed and constructed CMOS image sensor, and to feature additional focusing methods and functions such as Live View and Full HD video capability, this is the most versatile model ever in the history of the Leica rangefinder camera, and sets entirely new standards.
The Leica M is the first in a long line of Leica rangefinder cameras to feature a completely new development in sensor technology: the Leica Max CMOS image sensor. This 24 megapixel, full 35mm format sensor was designed and constructed in collaboration with CMOSIS specifically for the camera and its use with Leica M- and R-Lenses. This new development successfully transfers the characteristic advantages of CCD sensors, such as natural and brilliant colour rendition and impressive reproduction of detail, to a CMOS sensor.
The Leica M offers a multitude of new features. The first of these are Live View and Live View Focus, where image composition can take place in real time with the view of the subject through the lens. The sharpness, exposure and colour content of images can be precisely assessed on the camera's large, 3", high-resolution 920,000 pixel screen. The glass covering plate of the monitor screen is manufactured from particularly tough and scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass.
Thanks to the Live View function, photographers now have access to entirely new opportunities that, in combination with the outstanding performance of Leica M- and R-Lenses, go far beyond the classic capabilities of rangefinder photography. This applies particularly in macro and telephoto photography, and allows even more discreet shooting. In combination with M- and R-Lenses, the camera's new 1080p Full HD video mode also opens up completely new possibilities
The Leica M in black paint or silver chrome finish is scheduled to be available in the UK at a suggested retail price of £5,100 inc VAT from early 2013
Pre-Order yours now and pay 10% deposit
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New Leica M accessories
Leica Camera AG has also unveiled a new range of accessories for the Leica M, increasing the potential use of the camera far beyond the classic capabilities of rangefinder photography. The accessories include the Leica R-Adapter M, Leica EVF2 electronic viewfinder, a Multifunctional Handgrip-M with optional finger loops, and a Leica Microphone Adapter Set, all compatible with the new Leica M, which was also announced today.
Q & A with LEICA
Leica R-Adapter M - £215 EVF2 Electronic Visoflex Viewfinder - £360
Multifunctional Handgrip-M - £630 Leica Microphone Adapter Set - £150
Standard Handgrip-M - £209 Ever-ready case - £240
all available mid 2013
The New Leica M-E
click on image for more info
Together with the new Leica M and Leica M Monochrom – the world's first digital black and white camera in 35mm format – the Leica M-E joins the latest digital generation of Leica M cameras, now comprising three rangefinder models. Offering rangefinder technology perfected by Leica over decades, the Leica M-E represents the essence of rangefinder photography. Concentrating on the essential photographic functions and renowned dependability for all typical 'M' fields of use, the Leica M-E makes an ideal entry-level model for photographers wishing to experience the fascination of M-Photography in its purest form.
Featuring a proven, high-resolution, 18 MP CCD sensor in full 35 mm format, the Leica M-E offers exceptional image quality combined with the distinct advantages of rangefinder photography, and a minimal, discreet design in an unobtrusive anthracite grey paint finish. The application of an attractive new leather-style trim, which also provides enhanced grip for steadier shooting, ideally complements the camera's classic design.
The Leica M-E in anthracite grey paint finish is scheduled to be available in the UK at a suggested retail price of £3,900 inc VAT from September 2012
Special edition of Leica X2 combines digital technology with exclusive design from the world of international fashion
Photokina, Cologne, 17 September 2012: Leica Camera AG has revealed a new special edition in the Leica X range: the Leica X2 »Edition Paul Smith«. Paul Smith, the international fashion designer and entrepreneur, is the creative mind behind its flamboyant looks. Smith is regarded as one of the UK's most successful designers and is famous for the use of bright and vibrant colours in his collections. The Leica X2 »Edition Paul Smith« is an extraordinary camera model that combines high performance digital technology, crafted in Germany, with extravagant styling from the world of fashion. This special edition is strictly limited to 1,500 units, and is likely to be considered as highly collectible by both Leica connoisseurs and lovers of exclusive lifestyle products.
In addition to the camera, the special limited edition features a range of accessories also designed by Paul Smith. These include a camera protector and a camera strap, both in taupe-coloured calfskin, and a lens cleaning cloth inscribed with ‘Paul Smith for Leica'.
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Pre-Order yours now and pay 10% deposit
Leica X times X2
Leica has expanded the ‘Leica à la carte' programme - it's special concept to personalise your Leica camera - and will be offering a selection of styling options for the Leica X2 from the end of October 2012. Orders for personalised Leica X2 à la carte cameras must be placed exclusively in the UK via specially selected stores, which will be pleased to show samples illustrating the options offered by the programme.
Lizard look, Apple Green, Aztec Beige, Capri Blue, Lemon Yellow, Ostrich-look Black,
Saddle Leather black, Dove Blue, Ostrich-look Chestnut, Organically tanned cognac
A number of the ten different leathers available in the programme have been taken from the M à la carte programme. These include the particularly high-quality, organically tanned, smooth leather in cognac, or the classic ostrich look embossed leather in black or chestnut. As an alternative, customers may choose from a range of five different colours in premium cowhide, which has been specially treated to resist environmental influences
Have your X2 a la carte personalized further with engraving
What about the Titanium coloured anodised finish to the body
New Leica S camera body and lenses
A logical development of the successful Leica S2, the new Leica S offers a further increase in image quality and sensor sensitivity, predictive autofocus, higher speed and enhanced handling. Numerous additional features, some of them unique, contribute to an improved professional workflow. In addition to the new camera body, three new lenses have been added to the S-System portfolio, significantly expanding the capabilities of the system: the Leica Super-Elmar-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH. super-wide, the Leica Vario-Elmar-S 30-90 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. and the Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH. tilt/shift lens
One of the most notable innovations in the Leica S is its new image and sensor board. The extended sensitivity range the lower basic ISO setting of 100 allows longer working at maximum aperture in extremely bright conditions, while the maximum sensitivity of ISO 1600 enables users to capture noise-free images, even under difficult lighting conditions. The doubling of the buffer memory to 2 GB and support of transfer rates up to 166 MB/s enables photographers to shoot continuous sequences of up to 32 consecutive images in RAW format – at full resolution of 37.5 MP. The number of images that can be captured consecutively in JPG format is only limited by the capacity of the memory card used. The upgraded autofocus module increases the speed, the GPS system and levelling aid makes for precision and uncomplicated workflows.
The Leica S is scheduled to be available in the UK at a suggested retail price of £16,000 inc VAT from December 2012
The Leica D-Lux 6 compact camera
The D-Lux 6 is an extremely versatile digital camera that combines an outstandingly fast lens with a newly-developed 1.7" CMOS image sensor that is particularly large for a compact model, and enables image quality that sets entirely new standards in its class. It offers a comprehensive array of features, including automatic mode, manual setting options and Full HD video recording capability. Optional accessories, such as a new electronic viewfinder, provide even greater creative freedom in a wide range of photographic situations. Offering intuitive handling, outstanding image quality and classically elegant styling, the Leica D-Lux 6 makes the ideal companion for capturing special moments on any occasion.
The Leica D-Lux 6 is scheduled to be available in the UK at a suggested retail price of £600 inc VAT from November 2012
click on image to pre-order
Leica V-Lux 4 (bridge camera)
The V-Lux 4, a digital compact camera that combines a high-performance, superzoom lens, outstanding image quality and superior speed in a compact format. A true all-round camera, the V-Lux 4 offers a wide range of video functions and an impressive array of photographic features in a compact design, making it a lighter, versatile alternative to a DSLR system, and ideal for travel, sports or outdoor wildlife photography. It features a newly-designed Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5–108 mm f/2.8 ASPH. 24x super-telephoto zoom lens with an enormous range of focal lengths, equivalent to 25–600 mm in 35 mm format. For photographers who like to shoot landscapes, architecture, sport, travel, portraits or wildlife, this enormously flexible lens makes the V-Lux 4 ideal for almost all photographic situations.
The Leica V-Lux 4 is scheduled to be available in the UK at a suggested retail price of £690 inc VAT from November 2012
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Special Edition Leica Binoculars
Leica Ultravid 8x20 and 10x25 Edition
A special limited edition of high-performance compact binoculars, the Leica Ultravid 8x20 and 10x25 BL, with a stunning, hand-crafted trim in chestnut-brown, natural calfskin with an ostrich-style embossed pattern. Whether at a concert or the opera, the racecourse or regatta – or simply for popping into a bag for a holiday, hiking or safari trip – these binoculars make a particularly elegant accessory, and come with an attractive, colour-coordinated leather case with carrying strap. The Leica Ultravid 8x20 and 10x25 Edition will be limited to a worldwide quantity of just 750 units in total.
The Leica Ultravid 8x20 and 10x25 BL Edition models are scheduled to be available in the UK at a suggested retail price (inc VAT) of £650 (8x20) and £690 (10x25) from October 2012
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LEICA M MONO
Available from Stock
Great Deal with 50mm Summarit
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WE NOW STOCK CLASSIC CASES
HAND MADE ENGLISH LEATHER CASES
for M MONO M9-P M9 M8-2 M8
New Firmware Update for the Leica M9 & M9-P
A new M9 & M9-P firmware - version 1.196
is now available for you to download.
A new firmware version 1.196 for the Leica M9 & M9-P is now available on the Leica web site under the link "UPDATES".
There you will also find details of the improvements made by this firmware and instructions on how to update your camera
May we point our customers to this website which offers an opportunity
to submit images for consideration and the chance to win cash prizes
LEICA X2 FIRMWARE UPDATE
We would like to inform you that a new firmware for the Leica X2 is available for download from the Leica Camera website from June 26th
The new version 1.1 reflects the following enhancements:-:
1. Improved noise reduction at ISO 1600
2. Improved automatic white balance function
3. General optimisation and performance improvement
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PLEASE GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO MATCH IT
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LEICA M9-P HERMES
The latest news announced by Leica Camera AG about the company’s move to Leitz Park.
Ground-breaking ceremony for new Leica Camera AG headquarters in Wetzlar
25 April 2012: The starting shot has now been fired for the relocation of Leica Camera AG from Solms to the new headquarters at the Leitz Park in Wetzlar. Today, the first breaking of the ground for the new Schanzenfeld site in Wetzlar was celebrated by the majority shareholder of the company ACM Projektentwicklung GmbH from Salzburg, the board of Leica Camera AG and the developers, Leitz-Park GmbH, in the presence of Volker Bouffier (CDU), Prime Minister of the state of Hesse, representatives of the media and invited guests.
The plans prepared by the architects, Gruber + Kleine-Kraneburg, foresee the completion of the ultra-modern new location for the production, administration and customer care divisions of Leica Camera AG in November 2013, with a projected ground-plan area of around 27,000 m2. The new site, built in accordance with the latest energy-efficiency standards, will then be a new home to around 600 Leica employees. Openly visible production areas, a Leica Museum, a Leica Galerie, a Leica Store, a photo studio and a restaurant expand the spectrum of attractive features for visitors, friends of Leica and anyone fascinated by photography. A central plaza will create a binding element between the new headquarters of Leica Camera AG and the existing facilities occupied by Weller Feinwerktechnik GmbH and ViaOptic GmbH on the Leitz Park site. The overall investment volume for the Leitz Park construction project amounts to 55 million euros.
In the words of Volker Bouffier, Prime Minister of the state of Hesse, ‘Leica Camera AG is a traditional Hessian company with a worldwide reputation for excellence. We can be proud that a company so important in the optical industry maintains its manufacturing and administrative facilities in our state. With the new company headquarters in Wetzlar, Leica remains loyal to its Hessian origins. I am certain that the company’s employees will ensure that Leica will continue to be an internationally renowned name that is always equated with the highest quality.’
Dr Andreas Kaufmann from ACM Projektentwicklung GmbH emphasised the signal sent out to the world for the ‘Optical City’ of Wetzlar by the new headquarters project: ‘The Leitz Camera set out from here to conquer the world and revolutionise photography almost exactly 100 years ago. Now that Leica Camera AG is returning to its birthplace, we are confirming the utmost importance the city possesses for the entire optical industry segment in Germany. Leica Camera AG is returning to Wetzlar, to a new home that will be open to visitors and photography enthusiasts and will offer a unique experience with valuable insights into the past, present and future of photography.’
Alfred Schopf, chairman of the Executive Board at Leica Camera AG: ‘The production and administrative buildings in the development are being built to the latest environmental and energy-efficiency standards and will allow us to rapidly satisfy the enormous demand for Leica products without the delays we have sometimes suffered in the past. Our colleagues will enjoy a modern and attractive working environment that motivates, promotes creativity and enables us to provide Leica’s familiar technical perfection, satisfying the most stringent quality demands. The new headquarters development is a further milestone in the history of our company that benefits not only us, but also our customers and visitors.’
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UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT THEY WERE TAKEN WITH
LEICA M 35mm f2 ASPHERICAL SUMMICRON
FRONT ELEMENT 'SLIGHTLY' DAMAGED
(AND SOME BUYERS WORRY ABOUT THE ODD SCRATCH)
LEICA X1 FIRMWARE UPDATE
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Vastly improves Auto and Manual Focus
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