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 today introduces the wide-angle Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35/3.5-4.5 ASPH. – the third zoom lens for the Leica SL.
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.
Leica has introduced the firmware update version 3.2 for the Leica SL! In addition to the new ECO mode and the joystick lock there are other minor improvements.
Leica has introduced the new SF 60 flash unit and the SF C1 remote control for the Leica S, SL and M system – both are compatible with the Leica Q and CL too.
With the inauguration of the third Leitz Park section, another Leica product line will be launched: wristwatches. With the opening of the “Ernst Leitz Werkstätten” the german manufacturer introduces two models: Leica L1 and Leica L2.
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.
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: