Leica Unveils the Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH for $4,495 – Photography Article

Leica has just announced the new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH, a new “all-purpose” lens for the Leica SL full-frame mirrorless system.“Often seen as the standard focal length for full-frame cameras, this new 50mm promises a level of performance high enough to demand a spot in the gear bag of any photographer looking to take advantage of the L-Mount system,” Leica says. “Whether the task at hand is travel photography, studio work, architecture, landscape, portrait or documentary photography, the Leica…

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Sigma Debuts 3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Lenses, Including Their First f/1.2 Lens – Photography Article

Overshadowed slightly by the release of the pocket-sized Sigma fp full-frame mirrorless camera, last night, Sigma also announced three lenses we knew were coming. The full-frame Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.2, and 45mm f/2.8 DG DN lenses designed for the L-mount and Sony E-mount. Part of a “newly developed” selection of Art, Contemporary and Sport lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras, the first three lenses add some compelling options to both the E and L-mounts, promising to deliver top-notch performance without…

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Leica Unveils the V-Lux 5, the ‘Most Travel Ready and Versatile’ V-Lux – Photography Article

Leica has unveiled the V-Lux 5, the latest premium compact camera in Leica’s V-Lux lineup and a rebranded version of the Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 II that was announced back in February. The Panasonic LUMIX DC-FZ1000 II Leica calls the new V-Lux the “most travel-ready and versatile V-Lux camera to date.” The overall design and specs of the V-Lux 5 are the same as the FZ1000 II. At the core of the camera is a 20-megapixel 1-inch CMOS sensor with an…

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Leica Unveils the M-E (Typ 240) Entry-Level M Rangefinder – Photography Article

Leica has just announced the new M-E (Typ 240) digital rangefinder camera. The camera is designed for newcomers to the M system, “making it the new entry-point of Leica M rangefinders.” Inside the M-E (Typ 240) is a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor backed by a Leica Maestro image processor and a 2GB buffer (up from the 1GB buffer of the original M240). The ISO range is 200 to 6400. Each of the cameras is handcrafted in Germany. The body is…

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Two Issues I Had with the Leica Q2 in the 1st Month: Dust and Banding – Photography Article

After using a Leica Q for 3.5 years, I decided to pre-order the eagerly anticipated Q2 in early March 2019. Despite owning a number of cameras over the years, the Leica Q had become my go-to camera for its light weight, small size, and high image quality. While I hope to do a full review of the unit in the future, I had two problems that caused me to send the unit to Leica’s service center within the first month.…

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