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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 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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What's the cause of this Leica M6 light leak?

I'm seeing light leaks on images from my Leica M6. Using the voigtlander 35mm f1.4 nokton lens. The leak appears at the same spot on the sample images but didn't appear on all images in the roll. ...
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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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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 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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How to load Leica IIIf to avoid problems with film advance, ripped sprocket holes, and short leader?

I was having problems loading my Leica IIIf with 35mm film. It’s not advancing, and some of holes ripped in the effort. After much annoyance and destroying of film (womp), I'm trying to figure out ...
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