Leica 35mm f2.0 APO Summicron-M ASPH

Leica announced the 35mm f/2.0 APO-Summicron-M which is now the leading 35mm focal length lens available for the rangefinder. It is the first 35mm apochromatic M lens, built using the highest quality materials for use with the M rangefinder and SL systems and offers a new close focus distance. The announcement came just weeks after the reissue of the 50mm Noctilux f/1.2. Clearly, Leica continues to put great effort into lens development for the rangefinder system that has been in production since 1954.

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Experiencing the Leica 50mm f/1.2 Noctilux-M

In early 2021 Leica Camera announced the reissue of the legendary 50mm f/1.2 Noctilux-M that was originally produced in 1966 for the M rangefinder system. You heard that right, Leica Camera is revisiting the archives again, this time rebuilding a historic lens using the best research, technology, and materials available today. At a performance level, the 50mm f/1.2 is one of the fastest lenses available for low light photography and isolating subjects with its shallow depth of field. It offers a beautiful and ethereal thumbprint that is incredibly eye-catching.

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Your Mark Story: Ralph Gibson

Ralph Gibson is a photographer best known for his mesmerizing photographs of abstract reality and the female form. In addition, Gibson founded his company, Lustrum Press, to publish landmark photo books that made his mark as a key player in the history of photography. He has been a dedicated Leica user during his entire career. It began during his studies at the California School of Fine Arts (now SFAI) when one of his instructors loaned him a Leica M2. From that point on he used his Leica camera as a tool to develop his visual signature and continue his journey towards what he calls his "Point of Departure."

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Your Mark Story: Paul Fusco

Paul Fusco, a distinguished Magnum Photographer, created incredibly moving images of social conflict and issues from around the globe. Particularly, Fusco is well known for his sequence of images from the RFK Funeral train which he documented from the viewpoint of the train looking out at the masses in mourning as the train traveled from New York City to the Arlington Cemetery. Fusco brought to light many other social issues and injustices through his camera and lens including the aftermath of Chernobyl's impact on the lives of those living in the spoiled environment surrounding the explosion.

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The Leica C-LUX | The Perfect Compact Companion

I will admit, I have a bit of an infatuation with smaller cameras. I have owned almost every Fujifilm X100 series camera they have produced as well as a couple versions of the Sony RX100. In Leica, I have owned an X camera, the D-lux 109 and a few others. I have burned up a few Olympus X-A cameras and have long lusted after a clean Leica Minilux or C3.

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