Archive for July, 2011

David English: The Versatile 24 Lux

Bellagio Atrium (Leica M9, 24mm Summilux)

If you could have only one lens, what would it be? For me, that lens would be the Leica Summilux-M 24mm. It’s a wide-angle lens that isn’t too wide for most purposes. It’s extremely sharp across the frame with no red or cyan corner issues. When opened up to f/1.4, you can use it for [...]

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Junku Nishimura: Street Shooting Set to Music

© Junku Nishimura

Junku Nishimura, a Tokyo-based street photographer, shoots with the Leica M5, or as he likes to describe it, he’s a “midnight boozer with Leica M5.” Junku has a distinctly retro style of shooting, which reflects his own reluctance to accept change and let go of his favorite worn in possessions. He is also a member [...]

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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2011: The Winners

Haiti Aftermath

Last month we announced the 2011 winners of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award: Jan Grarup received the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2011 for his “Haiti Aftermath” series and Jing Huang won the Newcomer Award 2011 for his photo set titled “Pure of Sight.” This video displaying the work of the award winners and finalists is [...]

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#72hours: Seal Concert Twitter Ticket Giveaway

Seal © Steve Huff

This summer Leica Camera is teaming up with Seal to give away concert tickets on his European tour!

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A Birthday Party Fit For a Leica

Leica M9 Cake Edition; Taken by John Sypal

A birthday party, complete with a cake in the form of an M9, was held at the Leica Ginza shop in Tokyo on June 16 to celebrate the flagship store’s fifth successful year in Japan. In addition to conversation and drinks, guests were also able to take in the current Robert Capa exhibition on the second floor as well. As a [...]

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An Evaluation of the Leica S2 in White Mountain National Forest and Olympic National Park

© Jeffrey Plomley

Last year I had the opportunity to travel with the Leica S2 from White Mountain National Forest nestled on the East Coast of the United States, in New Hampshire to be specific, to Olympic National Park (ONP) on the West Coast in Washington state. I was also equipped with three lenses — Summarit-S 1:2.5/35 mm ASPH, [...]

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