On June 7th the ground breaking ceremony took place for the third phase of the Leitz-Park in Wetzlar. Over the next two years a 4-star hotel and a new World of Leica Experience featuring a museum, the Leica archives, a Leica Galerie and an outlet store will be built.
Leica publishes the Leica Image Shuttle v3.3 software which supports tethered shooting with the Leica S (Type 007/006), Leica M (Type 240) and Leica M Monochrom (Type 246).
Leica announces the availability of the Leica S-Adapter L which allows to use Leica S medium-format lenses with the Leica SL
Jono compares old and new Leica Summicron-M 28mm at Leica M240, Leica SL, and Sony A7II. Is it worth the upgrade?
Novoflex introduces today an electronic adapter for the use of Canon EF lenses with the Leica SL, transferring a couple of electronic camera functions to the lens, including autofocus and aperture control. The NOVOFLEX Leica SL adapter is available from now on, the price in Germany is 499€.
As of now new firmware updates for the Leica M / M-P (Type 240), the Leica M (type 262) and the Leica M Monochrome (Type 246) are available.
In cooperation with Leica the telecommunications equipment company Huawei has introduced the new P9. In addition to the normal version there will be the Huawei P9 Plus, which has some better technical features. But for both models Leica has offered a newly developed dual-camera with Summarit-H 27mm f/2.2 ASPH.