Why camera insurance is important and who we recommend.

Just one peek at the Leica M9 in the photo below is enough to make any photographer without equipment insurance think twice…

Bang one drop and there it is an $8000 + paperweight. Even a lucky cat was no help to it.

M9 Broken

A complete write off sadly.

There are a couple of really good companies who specialise in camera insurance we can recommend both of them.

Protecsure is underwritten by Chubb insurance and has excellent travel coverage. Another company that has been getting good feedback about is Photoinsurance mainly set up for the working Pro though.

Voigtlander 25mm MFT Lenses get an Update

Voigtländer has announced a highly anticipated and improved 25mm 0.95 MFT  lens  expected to land in March.

Step-less aperture control – like on the 17.5mm variant – will be possible on the new 25mm lenses.

With tack-sharp optics and that solid brass “Leica” feel, this lens just got much better for those wishing to use it for serious videography work.  Here’s a photo I took last year with the first model and my Olympus OM-D.

photo at www.mattsitas.com

The IBM building photographed with Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 on an Olympus OM-D E-M5 By Matt Sitas

Want one? Own a 25mm already and have a photo you’re proud of? Tell us about it below!

Leica Type 240 Half Cases now Available from A&A

Leica Type 240 half cases are now available for pre order on our website. Stock is expected to arrive mid June.

The Cases come in a Matte leather finish in brown and black.

The leather has been specially sourced from Tuscany for this line of half cases.

Genuine Leather!

Shiny new T 240 comfortable in it’s case

More photos of the new cases after the jump.

 

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Leica pulls a rabbit out of their hat. Will the M9 become the digital equal of the M6.

Well then…. Leica get’s it right with the M9… kind of reminds me of the M5 and then Leica got it right with the highly successful M6 which sold virtually unchanged for 24 years! Now that’s what I call a product life cycle.

This camera will be a winner on all front’s for them. Full size sensor blah blah etc etc…… you know all the details. If not they are here.

M9At the retail price of just over the $8.5 grand AUD it is even better value than I expected. Hopefully within the next weeks I will get my hands on one to play with… as usual the folks are posting their first impressions all over the net and they seem to be extremely positive. No we have the digital equal of the M6 and I hope that this will see Leica stay with us until well into the future.  Way to go Mr Leica!

Could it be that the Leica M9 release is about to become a reality?

NOW 100% confirmed the event is for the S2 and M9 release!!!!

Doing the rounds of Leica dealers and the like here in OZ is a flyer inviting those valued folks to a secret and special PREMIERE EVENT! Maybe Leica has employed the security team from Apple and actually managed to keep the M9 completely under wraps until this event takes place? I mean no images nothing… nada really has come out of Germany just smug comments like ” it will come”.

The image below is a copy of the flyer sent out today by Ryan Williams of Adeal the Leica agents here. I called him to check if it was the real m coy and he confirmed this but nothing else.

Invite

Not invited…Well… we could always gate crash?

Sure it could be the S2 release though everyone knows about that. Hmmm S2 or M9… heads or tails. Well only a few more sleeps will tell as the same event is on the 10th of September in the US. Maybe we should scrap the Mainline footy pools this week and start giving odds on what will Leica be showing!

It seems that a worldwide announcement from Leica will happen on the 09-09-09! Strange stuff as Apple are going to announce something on that date too…

Leica M9 rumors… we have it on very good authority that…

It seems that the M9 is due to become a reality sooner than we think! As an interesting thing happened today… we had a visit from the manager of one of Australia’s biggest Leica dealers who stated the following! ( disclaimer we are not a Leica reseller):

That Leica distributors worldwide are accepting orders for the M9!

He claimed that the camera was due to be released this December.

Plus adding fuel to the fire is the latest version of Capture One Pro 4.82 contains a generic profile for the Leica M9!

But wait there is more… a leading French photographic magazine has stated that the M9 is coming as soon as September!

Leica M9 concept

Possible concept M9 from a fan on Leica Rumors

All I can say is that this person has not been wrong before… and I would not be posting this here if I did not trust Mr ——-‘s information.