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New Leica Products at Photokina 2014?

That time is upon us once again - the biennial Photokina 2014 show in Cologne, Germany. We've already posted about the official Leica schedule of events... Now it's time to enter the murky area of new products we might see (as we did in 2012). Below is what we're expecting based on the year's news so far, and we'll of course keep you updated on the very latest developments right here! Read more below for all the details!

Leica Partners with Jamie Cullum

The Leica Camera exhibition at Photokina 2014 focuses on impressive photo art around the theme of music. It takes into account all facets of the music photography of concert recordings about very personal artist portraits to reportage with exciting behind-the-scenes concert. In addition also get photo projects of musicians, has become for the photograph to a second passion, such as the famous singer, songwriter and musician Jamie Cullum - whom Leica has just announced a partnership with. Read more below for the press release.

Leica Hires New Head of Marketing

Oliver Kaltner (45) has been elected to the Leica Camera AG Board of Directors, as head of Marketing, Sales and Retail. Most recently he was General Manager at Microsoft Germany GmbH, and also worked for Sky AG, Sony Germany GmbH, Electronic Arts Inc. and Nike GmbH. Read more below for the press release.


Lenny Kravitz, the Monochrom and Strut

It's no secret that Lenny Kravitz is a Leica shooter. In those pictures, he's mostly seen with a Leica M8. But in an article on Harper's BAZAAR called "Lenny Kravitz Shares His Design Must-haves" he talks about his latest Leica, the M Monochrom - and his upcoming album Strut (to be released on September 23, 2014)... Read more below.

High Megapixel M Camera at Photokina?

Details are still sketchy right now, but we'll go ahead and break the news anyway - and of course, keep you updated on any developments between now and Photokina... As you know, Leica will be introducing a CMOS-based Leica S camera. We've been saying that for a while. But what no one else knows is that Leica is set to introduce a high megapixel M camera that's largely new from the existing Leica M (Type 240). What we're not sure of yet is the exact megapixel count; we'd guess 36MP. And yes, despite some silly rumors - it will have an LCD. We also have some other minor details, but we'll keep those close to the vest for now... See what other Leica gear is on tap for Photokina 2014 and stay tuned! Read more below.

Leica - Lifestyle Brand and Fashionista?

As the fall fashion season ramps up, for the third time now - Leica was referenced by an online fashion magazine and a fourth time, mentioned in the context of fashion. Photographers are shooting footwear with thelr Leicas via BallerStatus, a San Francisco satellite of Racked reports on the new Leica Store San Francisco, Harper's BAZAAR talks about Lenny Kravitz and his Monochrom and now - The Nation writes of Leica as a lifestyle brand. In the very last sentence is an interesting snippet... Read more below!