New rumors suggest that Sony will release a version of the RX1 full frame camera with a black and white sensor. Such a camera immediately brings to mind the Leica M Monochrom, which runs $8000. [Read more...]
In celebration of Leica’s 100th anniversary, the camera and lens maker has announced the Leica M ‘Edition 100′ kit, which features the Leica M-A film camera and the Leica M Monochrom digital camera. Additionally, the kit includes the Leica Summilux-M 28mm, 35mm and 50mm lenses, along with a black aluminum case.
The kit will be available exclusively as sets in Leica Stores and Boutiques in a limited run of 101 sets.
Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.08, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:
You can download the update from Apple’s website.
Leica has its upcoming ‘Mini M’ camera listed on its website now. The ‘Mini M’ name appears to be where it fits in the lineup among Leica cameras, rather than the official model name.
No other information is known about the Mini M at this point; however, the logical conclusion would be that the Leica Mini M would be a rangerfinder-style, interchangeable lens, APS-C camera as a nice fit between the full frame Leica M and the fixed lens, APS-C Leica X2. Leica offers a newsletter signup on its website for future Mini M news.
Adobe has released final versions of Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4, which are now available on Adobe.com.
Additionally, Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 offer RAW support for the following cameras: [Read more...]
The Leica M features a 24MP full frame sensor and captures 1080/24p video. The M offers a 3-inch, 920k-dot res LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass to add to the robust build. In addition to video capture, this is the first M-model to sport live view on the LCD, as well as focus peaking.
The Leica M should be available in early 2013 for $6950. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
More details in the press release below. [Read more...]