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A German camera manufacturer, which are famous for their rangefinder cameras. They are the premier manufacturer within the genre of street photography.

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What is the Leica look?

What is the Leica look that fans of the company claim is unique to them? What concrete differences are there that are most obvious to a layman?
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Is the Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm f/1.4 as good as the name implies?

I’ve got a soft spot for fast, normal lenses, and while I normally shoot with a Pentax DSLR, Panasonic’s Leica DG Summilux 25mm / F1.4 ASPH has had me sneaking drooling glances at Micro ...
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Is there a feasible workaround for Leica M Monochrom DNG files with Apple aperture?

So far Aperture does not support Leica M Monochrom DNG's and the best way I have found to get the files into Aperture is to open the DNG's up in Adobe DNG, export them as TIFFs and import the TIFFs ...
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What are the drawbacks of an extender (wide or teleconverter)?

I'm asking a more general question, starting from a particular case with which I'm dealing these days: I'm considering buying a Wide Conversion Lens for my Panasonic HC-X900M camcorder (see the item ...
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Filtered water soaked Leica D-Lux 4 repair?

Apologies if this question doesn't fit here (suggested by a moderator) While on vacation in Las Vegas, the wife decided to pour a bottle of filtered water into her purse and coincidentally, all over ...
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Any chance you could mount Leica Noctilux (f/.95) on Canon 5d body?

I've read plenty about Leica's f/.95 noctilux lens, and the thing is, that Canon's f/.95 dream lens for whatever reason doesn't even come close. I'd love to use noctilux one day, but I would hate to ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Leica D-LUX 5?

I am thinking of buying a Leica D-LUX5. I would like to better appreciate its advantages and disadvantages. Also, please suggest me if there are any better options for a comparable camera.
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What advantages does a pure black and white camera have over colour cameras?

Now that Leica has released a pure black and white camera, the Leica M-Monochrome, I started to think about the advantages a pure black and white camera has compared to a colour camera. I guess you ...
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Why does a Leica camera cost so much?

I was amazed that a Leica camera costs about the same as a new Mazda does ($30K). Why? :) The best lenses?
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What performance-related factors make a Leica camera so expensive?

I just saw a Leica M9 priced at 6995 USD, and a Leica M8 at 6295 USD. This is similar to the price for a high-end Nikon D3X or a Canon 1D Mark IV. So, I am trying to compare the specs, but can't get ...
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What can justify the big price gap between a Leica M6 and M7?

Is it only about semi and fully automatic mecanism ?
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Mounting a Canon EF lens on a Leica M body?

Is it possible to use existing Canon EF lenses with a Leica body with an M mount? I've seen various discussions in the Internet on this combination, but usually the other way round (mounting a Leica ...
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Lens “family” names - what do they mean and should I care?

Some lens manufacturers have special names for their lens designs/families. Just to name a few: Leica - Summar/Summarit/Summilux, Elmar/Elmarit, Noctilux Carl Zeiss - Planar, Tessar, Sonnar, ...