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Leica Store Manchester to Auction Nick Ut X2

Leica Store Manchester is holding a silent auction for a custom Leica X2 in Silver Chrome. The camera also comes with a limited edition Leica Capri Blue Camera Protector and Capri Blue neck strap. The camera has also been engraved with Nick Ut’s signature, the same engraving that has been given to the camera that Nick uses as part of his enrollment to the Leica Hall of Fame. The auction will end on July 18, 2015 at 11:59pm. All proceeds from this unique piece will be donated to the Kim Phuc Foundation. See here for more details on the camera and auction!

Apple OS X 10.10.4 Update Fixes MM DNG Issue

Apple has today released the OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 update which, among other issues - fixes the DNG issue with M Monochrom (Type 246) files.

Addresses an issue that caused Photos to quit unexpectedly after importing some Leica DNG files.

Story Behind Mary Ellen Mark' Smoking Girl

Mary Ellen Mark was an acclaimed and prolific American photographer - known in part, for shooting a Leica. Sadly, on May 25, 2015 at the age of 75, Mary Ellen Mark passed away. One of her iconic photos, titled "Amanda and her cousin Amy" (seen above) is a classic example of her style and subject matter. As with any good photo, especially of this sort, there's a story behind it. Over on the NPR there's an article on that very story - "What Happened To The 9-Year-Old Smoking In Mary Ellen Mark's Photo?". Read more below!

Leica Boutique Copenhagen to Open

Leica Camera's latest boutique will open in Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday - June 27, 2015! It will be operated by Photografica which is located right next door at Skindergade 41, 1159 Indre By. Check them out and get more info on their Facebook page.

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Leica on the Future of Sensor Technology

In an article over on Germany's ColorFoto website, there's a discussion by "Leica on the future of sensor technology" (in German). A lot of interesting bits on the sensor of the M and using both R lenses and classic M lenses on it, some CMOS vs. CCD and even the future of the S system. Well worth checking out. Read more below for translation!

#recreatedclassic Finalists Win X Cameras

Instagram recently challenged users to show off their artistic side, asking them to remake iconic photos and post their interpretations with the hashtag #recreatedclassic. It's somewhat similar, in spirit, to the Leica "100" video that went viral last year. The competition culminated at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity where more than 500 entries were displayed - and three winners were named at a pop-up gallery at the Hotel Majestic Barrièrre. The #recreatedclassic contest was sponsored by Leica Camera and the winners got limited-edition X cameras. Read more below for the winners and photos!

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