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Leica Offers 12% Savings in USA

Leica Camera is pleased to announce for a limited time only, a 12% savings on all Leica products except for the new M Monochrom (Type 246), Leica M-P Safari set, Leica M-P Correspondent by Lenny Kravitz, 35mm f/2 ASPH black chrome and the 50mm f/1.4 ASPH black chrome lenses. This promotion from Leica is due to the current strength of the US dollar against the Euro and is available now through May 31, June 30, July 31, August 31, 2015. Read more below for the details!

Most Expensive Cameras - Leica Has 4 of 11

Perhaps you shouldn't be surprised that Leica cameras appear in lists of "the most expensive cameras." But there's so many things wrong with that. Consumer... Professional... Or special purpose, like the Hubble Space Telescope? Well, it must be that time of year again, as Insider Monkey (a financial trading site, actually) has compiled a list of the "11 Most Expensive Digital Cameras." So take this article with a grain of salt (or three)... As Leica appears not once, not twice - but four times on this list!

Leica Releases Firmware v2.0.2.5 for M/M-P

Leica today has finally released the v2.0.2.5 firmware that made a brief appearance - but quickly disappeared recently. The whopping list of improvements include a new menu item and some bugfixes for freezes occurring during the use of Live View or Video modes. Read more below for details and download links!

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!

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