Leica's $11,000 Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 Lens Is a Nightvision Owl Eye For Your Camera

Yeah, you read that right: f/ zero point nine five » 9/10/08 6:00pm 9/10/08 6:00pm. As in less than f/1, which was where Leica's legendary Noctilux was positioned before and as low as Canon goes with their 50mm f/1.0L glass, making it the world's fastest major consumer lens on the market today (f-numbers are logarithmic, so that's over a full…

Leica M8 Having Issues Other Than Being Really Expensive

It looks like Leica's M8 has been giving early customers problems, with a recall likely. They released a statement on their message boards, check it:
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Apparently the issues involve "IR color casts on certain fabrics and occasional banding," so if you were planning to drop $4,795 on one of these puppies you might…