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Leica X "Edition Moncler"

Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, in cooperation with Moncler, created a special limited edition Leica X "Edition Moncler." United by the shared values ​​of both brands, premium quality and workmanship - combines for the Leica X "Edition Moncler" aesthetics and technology in a distinctive look. Combining high quality leather trim, in the tricolor color blue-white-red (a tribute to the French roots of Moncler) and the silver version of the Leica X - an eye-catcher and a must-have - for the fashion conscious and photography lovers alike. The price is 2,450 € ($3,100 USD) and limited to 1,500 pieces worldwide. Read more below for details.

A Look at Bokeh Kings

Bill Rosauer, a past President of the Leica Historical Society of America and current editor of Viewfinder, the quarterly journal of the LHSA since 2000 - has taken a really neat, in-depth look at many Leica lenses... Searching for the "Bokeh Kings" among them. As the concept of bokeh is entirely subjective, it is impossible to objectively define or quantify it as you can with other lens characteristics such as resolution. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the same goes for bokeh... What's good? What's bad? You be the judge!

Leica & Miami Street Photography Festival 2014

The third annual Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF), in partnership with Leica Camera, will once again showcase the best of contemporary street photography, as viewed through the eyes of emerging photographers in the genre. “We are very excited to be partnering again this year with Leica in hosting this world class photography event,” said festival founder Juan Jose Reyes. “The goal of the festival is to establish a global platform for learning through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other activities, and to elevate Miami as a center for photography.” It runs from December 4-7, 2014. Read more below for details!

Iconic Alfred Eisenstaedt Image a Sex Attack?

Yes, it seems to be true. The French feminist group Osez Le Feminisme are suggesting that the iconic Alfred Eisenstaedt "V-J Day" photo (taken in Times Square, NYC in 1945) "portrays a sexual assault." So much so, that they're demanding a statue be taken down that recreates the photo, and is currently on display outside the Caen Memorial Museum near Pegasus Bridge in Normandy. The statue, created by J. Seward Johnson Jr., was given to the museum on a one-year loan by the Sculpture Foundation in California to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Despite the complaints, the museum is saying it has no plans to remove the statue, which is set to stay on its premises for the next year. This same iconic image is featured in the recent Leica "100" video that has gone simply viral.

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Jamie Cullum on (Leica) Photography

Leica Camera at Photokina 2014 this year had set up a Leica Gallery (located in Hall 1, from September 16-21, 2014) with music as the theme. Among the photographers exhibited was Jamie Cullum. The Arts Desk posted an article, "10 Questions for Musician Jamie Cullum" where he answers ten questions... For some background on his interest in photography, especially when it comes to Leica - check out the last question that was asked, "The new album also showcases your skills behind the lens. When did you first get into photography and how did you hook up with Michael Agel of Leica?" to which he replied... Read more below to find out!

Better Vacation Photos - For a Price

These tips come from Tom A. Smith and Craig Semetko, via Leica's Destinations in Focus program of workshops, which promise to "combine the inspirational and educational experience of a Leica Akademie workshop with the five-star luxury and personalized service of a members-only stay in an Exclusive Resorts villa." While the destinations and resorts vary, they certainly are grand - and include Costa Rica, Mexico and Tucson, AZ currently. We initially wrote about this last year, when the program was announced. Not cheap, by any stretch of the imagination... They start at $2,999 USD and reach a lofty $7,000 USD.

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