Shooting With Leica's Nutty No-Screen Camera Is Half Joy, Half Fantasy

The Leica M Edition 60 is the company's 60th anniversary limited-edition version of its latest M rangefinder. It costs around $20,000 and has no display and no buttons (aside from the shutter). To some, it's ridiculous. To most, it's unaffordable. But after shooting with it for a couple of hours, I can say that if… » 11/10/14 12:04pm 11/10/14 12:04pm

The most iconic photos in history recreated in impressive live action

German camera brand Leica celebrates the 100 anniversary of their first camera with this beautiful homage to photography: An emotional and impeccably shot commercial recreating the most iconic photographs in history. » 10/03/14 7:38pm 10/03/14 7:38pm

There's No Way to See the Photos You Shoot on Leica's New Camera

Either the folks at Leica are just plain out of ideas, or they simply enjoy playing jokes on the camera community. Their latest stunt is the $19,500 Leica M Edition 60. It's a digital rangefinder with no rear display. Yep, it's impossible to review your digital images. Why? We're not sure, but Leica probably has a… » 9/16/14 9:49am 9/16/14 9:49am

Leica T Review: A Camera Should Not Be a Luxury Object

When Leica, the German company synonymous with design and quality, announces a new camera, people pay attention. The announcement of the Leica T, its new mirrorless camera system, was no exception. But when you're paying this kind of money, substance should be right there with style. » 6/19/14 4:12pm 6/19/14 4:12pm

This Fun Leica Puzzle Started Life as a Flat Plastic Poster

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of its classic camera, the Leica store in Sao Paulo, Brazil commissioned this wonderful puzzle that would be given to important clients throughout the year. The non-functional camera, designed by ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi in Brazil, would be distributed as a full-sized poster… » 12/25/13 1:00pm 12/25/13 1:00pm

This beautiful camera designed by Jony Ive just sold for $1.8 million

This one-of-a-kind Leica M camera by Apple design pope Jony Ive and Marc Newson has reached a record-shattering $1,805,000 at the Sotheby's RED charity auction. It was expected to sell for about $750,000 but it seems that some rich kid really wanted a new toy for the holidays. Good, as all this money goes to fight… » 11/24/13 8:21pm 11/24/13 8:21pm

Stash Your Extra SD Cards In This Adorably Tiny Leica Camera

If you're heading out for a day of shooting, or even on a vacation, it's a good idea to bring along a few extra SD cards. Not only for those times when you run out of storage, but as cheap insurance that you won't lose your shots. By swapping out cards occasionally, you're helping to ensure that if one card dies, you… » 8/08/13 6:20pm 8/08/13 6:20pm

Build This Lego Leica M9-P Hermes and Save Yourself $49,962

Lego master builder Chris McVeigh has cooked up a playful alternative to Leica's obscenely and pointlessly expensive $50,000 M9-P ‘Edition Hermès'. The Lego version doesn't actually take photos, but you'll also pay only $38 for a kit if you can't scrounge all the parts needed to assemble it. » 3/13/13 2:46pm 3/13/13 2:46pm

Leica M Monochrom Hands-On: A 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 there was one product that called out to me, something completely unique among all current digital cameras. The M… » 2/08/13 2:40pm 2/08/13 2:40pm

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. » 12/19/12 11:40am 12/19/12 11:40am

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. » 10/31/12 9:20pm 10/31/12 9:20pm

Panasonic Lumix LX7 Review: A Lovely Point-and-Shoot For Control Freaks

Anyone in the market for a top point-and-shoot camera is probably deciding between Canon's S100 and Sony's RX100. But Panasonic is back in the game with the Lumix LX7, a sequel to one of the top shooters of 2010, the wildly popular LX5. Does Panasonic's latest have what it takes to beat these pocket titans? » 10/10/12 4:55pm 10/10/12 4:55pm

Jony Ive Teams Up With Leica to Design One-Off M-Series Camera

Everything that Jony Ive touches turns to gold, so it will come as good news to rich photographers everywhere that he's teaming up with Leica to design a super-limited edition of the M-series camera. » 9/18/12 6:42am 9/18/12 6:42am

Leica's V-Lux 4 Superzoom Maintains a Constant f/2.8 Aperture…

Targeted at photography enthusiasts who aren't afraid of the dark, Leica's new V-Lux 4 superzoom camera features a 24X, 25-600 millimeter (35 millimeter equivalent) lens with an impressive maximum aperture of f2.8 across its entire zoom range. And coupled with an ISO sensitivity that tops out around 6400 and a new… » 9/17/12 4:46pm 9/17/12 4:46pm

Leica M: Is This the Craziest Full-Frame, HD Video, Interchangeable…

The new Leica M is German camerasmith's latest photo-slaying, digital full-frame camera in the tradition of its M-series rangefinders. It's the long rumored follow-up/upgrade to the fabulous (and fabulously expensive) M9 from a few years ago. Behold the bonkers camera you'll be drooling over for the next couple of… » 9/17/12 3:46pm 9/17/12 3:46pm

This Is Why Leica Cameras Are So Damn Expensive

Last week, along with a cool-but-crazy monochrome-only digital camera, Leica announced that it was launching a a special edition of its M9 with fashion label Hermès. It will cost an eye-watering $25,000—and this video goes some way to explaining that price. » 5/14/12 3:46am 5/14/12 3:46am

Leica M Monochrom Only Shoots in Black and White and That's Awesome

Leica's Latest addition to the M series of cameras is a bit different from the ones which came before it: the M Monochrom only shoots pictures in black and white. The $8000 full-frame camera is fully intended for enthusiasts and/or those with a bottomless bank account, and aims to explore the benefits of having a… » 5/10/12 3:49pm 5/10/12 3:49pm

A Rare Look From Behind the Lens of a Professional Street Photographer

Great street photography takes a unique sensibility; such evocative snapshots often carry a kind of mystique with them. But professional camera wielder Markus Hartel made a video taking us right along for the ride, shooting on a rainy New York City evening. » 4/10/12 7:40pm 4/10/12 7:40pm

Leica Is Charging $20,000 Extra for the Color White

Leica makes beautiful, very expensive cameras that work wonderfully. The M9-P is no exception: 18 megapixels, gorgeously retro. But if you buy this $32,000 limited edition, you are a moron. » 3/23/12 5:20pm 3/23/12 5:20pm

Is a Black and White-Only Digital Camera a Great Idea?

LeicaRumors is reporting a crazy Leica rumor! The luxe German camera firm is rumored to be readying a B&W-only model. With no LCD screen. That's right: no colors, no screen, just black and white shots forever. Brilliant or moronic? » 3/15/12 5:20pm 3/15/12 5:20pm