Leica M Edition 100 Kit Features Film & Digital Cameras with 3 Lenses

Leica-M-Edition-100

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 Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.08 Adds Support for Canon 70D & More

Aperture 3

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 Teases ‘Mini M’, Coming June 11

Leica Mini M

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.

Leica Mini M Teaser

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.

Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 Now Available; Adds Support for 25 New Cameras

Lightroom 4

Adobe has released final versions of Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4, which are now available on Adobe.com.

Part of the update includes improved demosaic algorithm for better raw file support on cameras with X-Trans sensors – the X-Pro1, X100S, X-E1 and X20.

Additionally, Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 offer RAW support for the following cameras: [Read more...]

Leica M is a Full Frame 24MP, $7K Rangefinder

Leica M

The Leica M is heir apparent to the Leica M9.  From this point forward, Leica is ditching the number system and simply calling new models the Leica M.

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...]

Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm F/2 ASPH

APO-Summicron-M 50mm f2

Leica has introduced the a new 50mm M-mount lens, the APO-Summicron-M 50mm F/2 ASPH.

The new lens should be available in July 2012 for $7495.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]