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Leica Announces Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH

A lens release we've been waiting for, for a long time and even mentioned that it was coming soon two weeks ago - is here! The Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens (technical data) has finally been released. Previously, it was only available as part of the Leica M "Edition 100" set and in stainless steel. Look for it starting in June 2015 at a price of 5.500€ / $5,950 USD. Read more below for full details and additional photo!

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ONA Launches New Berlin II in Black

ONA has announced the new Berlin II in black! You may recall that we reviewed the original Berlin bag when it was introduced a little over a year ago. One of the things we had wished for, and many others apparently - was a version in black. Today, that wish is a reality! It is available now, for $399 USD. Read more below for details, video and photos!

Celebrating Kodak Tri-X for 61 Years

Wired is running a (short) article called "The Kodak Film That’s Been Capturing History for 61 Years" which is about one of the most ubiquitous films out there, and one near and dear to many... Kodak Tri-X film.

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Leica Issues Service Advisory on MM (Type 246) Files

Leica Camera has issued a service advisory regarding a compatibility issue with the new M Monochrom (Type 246) camera when using DNG files in Apple’s Photos.app. Read more below for details.

Leica Fotopark Goes Social

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the Leica Fotopark cloud service received two nice updates today, one of which has been promised since it was launched last September (or at least, went active two months later in November)... The opportunity to post comments on individual photos and message other photographers. The other part of this new feature is notifications which basically lets you know what's going on; photo likes and favorites, comments or messages. This is a step in making Leica-Fotopark a social network in its own right, competing with the likes of Flickr, 500px, etc. Read more below for details!

HuffPost: Should Try the Leica MP

Over on the Huffington Post (Arts & Culture) is an article called "10 Classic Cameras Every Photographer Should Try." Definitely an eclectic list, with some iconic cameras among them. While we might not agree with all of the choices, we can certainly get behind number three... The Leica MP! Read more below.

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