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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, October 31, 2015. Read more below for the details!

New Leica "CCDgate" Scandal Afoot?

Since as early as 2010, users have reported issues with "spots on the sensor" of their Leica M9 cameras (which only came out the previous year on September 9, 2009 - 9/9/9). While this is nothing new when it comes to digital photography, these "spots" seem to be of a more nefarious origin... So-called "corrosion of the sensor cover glass" as explained by Leica Camera AG marketing person J.J. Viau. There also seems to be some confusion or misinformation regarding the cleaning of these sensors. The impact is far-reaching, affecting the Leica M9, M9-P, M-E and M Monochrom cameras - the former two are now discontinued, but the latter two are still in production - and all use the same sensor, more or less. The message seems to be, whether or not you're wet cleaning your sensors - you could be on your own. Read more below for details and updates!

Why We Love These Relics

Some buy Leica cameras for their build and quality... Others, for their history. Such is the case in this BBC story, called "Why we love these relics." Naturally, the ultra rare Leica Luxus II from 1932 that recently sold for $1.6M USD at auction was mentioned. Also mentioned (and pictured above) is the 1937 Leica III that captured the iconic "Raising a flag over the Reichstag" photograph in 1945. Lovely cameras and their history; well worth a read.

Leica Boutique Las Vegas to Open

A new Leica Boutique will be opening in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 17, 2015. The grand opening of the Leica Boutique Las Vegas at B&C Camera will be held on September 17, 2015 and is located at 4511 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89102. Several Leica Akademie and other events are also scheduled on the 18th, 19th and 20th. Read more below for video!

Leica In Top Ten German Luxury Brands

We've reported on Leica being among Germany's top luxury brands before - once in 2015 and before that in 2013 - both by Handelsblatt which is a German business news site. This time, we have a list compiled by German magazine Bunte in an article called "This is the Top Ten of Germany Luxury Brands" (in German). Read more below for details, translation and complete list!

A Year Later - Leica S (Type 007) Set to Arrive

Announced nearly a year ago the Leica S (Type 007) medium format camera is finally set to arrive in September of this year (next month). Granted, the original plans called for a "Spring 2015" release - so technically it's only half a year late. In terms of digital camera lifespan, that's not a short amount of time... Read more below!