Paradise Road Show took place in Palm Springs. A mecca of modernist villa architecture from the middle of the last century, the California desert town of Palm Springs owes its popularity to the invention of air conditioning in the fifties. Frank Sinatra was the first to break ground and was persuaded to build a modern vacation villa. He hosted legendary cocktail parties there and was a model for many other Hollywood stars who would turn Palm Springs into a vacation playground for the stars in the sixties, but today, this is only true during the Coachella Festival.
Leica have been creating incremental updates of their digital M cameras since the M8.2 added a sapphire crystal rear display, different framelines and a quieter shutter in 2009. Of course, there have also been many limited-edition cameras, but they haven’t normally had any technical changes.
Leica has introduced a new firmware update version 3.1 for the Leica SL and the Summilux-SL 50mm!Firmware for Summilux-SL 1:1.4/50 ASPH. is included and improves auto focus:
During the last few months of last year I bought and shot with a number of different cameras (Olympus OMD EM1ii, Fujifilm X-T2, Nikon D500, Leica CL, Nikon D810 and Nikon D850 and finally the Panasonic Lumix G9 with the excellent Leica branded lenses). I wanted to get a real handle on the current status of the camera world.
Only a month before photokina 2018 the german camera manufacturer introduced the new LEICA M10-P with many new features. The new camera is available as of now for US $7,995 in black and silver chrome.
Good news: Red Dot Camera, London based Leica dealer, has reprinted the Leica Pocket Book, the most popular reference volume for Leica cameras, lenses and accessories. The latest 8th edition (of 2012) covers the complete Leica story until the Leica M9.
To celebrate the inauguration of the third phase of the Leitz Park complex, Leica Camera AG presents a strictly limited edition of selected camera models:
Leica today introduces the wide-angle Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35/3.5-4.5 ASPH. – the third zoom lens for the Leica SL.
With the Leica M10 ‘Edition Zagato’, Leica Camera AG presents a new special edition that unites the best of German craftsmanship and Italian design. Comprising a camera and a Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, the set takes its name from Dr Andrea Zagato, owner of the design house and automotive styling specialist, who personally designed the limited edition, restricted to 250 pieces worldwide.
Phase One today introduces Capture One 11.1, a new version of the RAW converter and image editor. Additionally to some new features it now supports five more Leica cameras and another two Leica M lenses.