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China Bans the Word ‘Leica’ on Social Media

When a promotional video for German camera maker Leica hit the web last week, it looked like a bold statement about the hard work done by photojournalists around the world. But the company is now distancing itself from the 5-minute video after Chinese social media users cried foul and the word “Leica” was banned on social media site Weibo. The problem? The dramatic video is set in 1989 during the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests that are forbidden to talk about in China. Read More >>

You Can Easily Afford This Vintage Leica Camera That’s Secretly a Candy Tin

Looking to buy a vintage Leica M3 rangefinder camera? You can expect to pay hundreds for one on eBay for one in decent condition. Unless you intend to just put it on a shelf as room decor. In that case, this Leica M3 replica tin looks convincing enough from a distance, and it will only cost you $40/£33. Read More >>

Someday I’ll Be Able to Afford Leica’s New Instant Camera

Instant cameras are coming back in a big way. In the past couple of years, Fuji, Lomography, and “Polaroid” have all thrown their hats into the ring, producing cheap, fun devices that provide a nostalgic experience. Leica is keen to get in on the fun, but it seems to have missed the memo on price point. Which seems logical. Leica’s never made a camera it couldn’t mark up. Read More >>

Fancy Camera Maker Slaps Name on a Phone With a Totally Garbage Camera

Leica has a well-earned reputation for making some of the best camera gear in the world. Needless to say it was a pretty big deal when it announced a partnership with Huawei, and their first jointly developed phone camera in Huawei’s flagship P9. While Leica isn’t new to partnerships—its splashy name has been stamped on Panasonic gear for years—this did mark the first time its name appeared on an affordable mainstream smartphone. Read More >>

Huawei P9 Will Feature a Leica-Made Dual Camera Setup

Huawei has confirmed that Leica is the company behind the P9‘s camera bits. The smartphone is set to launch at an event in London this Wednesday, and the vast majority of Huawei’s marketing has focused on the handset’s photography credentials. Read More >>

Leica’s New Mirrorless Camera Is Brilliant but Back-Breaking

You have to marvel at the way Leica dives in to things unapologetically, even when its choices seem like those of a madman. Consider the Leica SL, an entirely new full-frame mirrorless camera. Bundled with a lens it runs over $12,000 (an eye-watering £7,770) and it weighs more than some small boulders. I got to use it for a weekend, and here’s what it’s like. Read More >>

The Leica Q: A Droolworthy Camera That’s More Than Just Luxury Design

Leica has spent the better part of the last decade peddling one or two great products, flanked by a bunch of overpriced “special editions”, and some re-branded Panasonic cameras (also overpriced). The Leica Q finally brings something new to the table. I spent a weekend with the Q, and here are my thoughts. Read More >>

Leica T: A Compact Camera That’s Engineered Like a Sportscar

Today, Leica jumps into the future with the Leica T, a brand new camera and lens system from the storied maker of luxury cameras you can't afford. The new unibody shooter has a huge 3.7-inch (9.4cm) touchscreen and a brand new interface that looks unlike anything we've ever seen on a camera before. It's gorgeous, it'll take lovely photos, and of course, it's pricey. Read More >>

One-Off Jony Ive Leica Camera is Lustworthy, Even More Unaffordable Than Apple Gear

Leica cameras and Apple hardware are pricey at the best of times, so when news comes in that Apple's design maestro Jony Ive has worked his magic on a one-off Leica for a RED charity auction, it's only ever going to cause pain for your bank balance. Read More >>

Audi’s Designers Create a Leica Compact That Looks Like a Leica Compact

This is the new Leica C Type 112, another retro-looking digital compact from the classic snapper brand. Leica says it got Audi designers in to fiddle with the look, although we'd still struggle to pick it out from an identity parade of other Leica models. Read More >>

The Leica M Monochrom: Hands-On With This Crazy One-Of-A-Kind Camera

I was invited to the new Leica store in SoHo to check out some of their latest gear this week. I knew about their compact offerings, the X2 and D-Lux 6, so I knew what I was getting myself into. But their was one product that called out to me, something completely unique among all current digital cameras. The M Monochrom—a camera that shoots only black and white. Read More >>

Could Someone Please Show Leica How to Make a Proper Lens Mug?

Hello Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Leitz GmbH. Thank you for meeting with me. The reason I asked you to stop by today was because I have some concerns with your son Leica and his ability to follow simple directions. Read More >>

The Easiest Way to Get a Leica Camera Is with This iPhone 5 Sticker

Let’s be honest, most of us couldn't afford a Leica camera and would do unspeakable things for one. But don't worry! You don’t have to! You can buy a Leica Camera sticker for your iPhone 5 to front like you have a Leica. Read More >>