(ENDED) Leica D-Lux Black Digital Camera for $690

As of 4/9/18 recheck, this sold out…

Added to the Woot Plus Camera sale, a longer-running sale until mid-April 2018 (or earlier for any that sell out), you can get the new condition Leica D-Lux Black Digital Camera for $690 with free shipping for Prime members or +$5 flat for non-members. It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty. This is a 12mp Four Thirds sensor camera with 24-75mm f1.7-2.8 lens.

Leica Sofrita Instant Film Camera for $250

Chipotle (!) kinda ruined the name of this camera. Now whenever I see the camera, all I think is “Leica Sofrita” πŸ™‚ Okay, silliness aside, the new condition Leica Sofort instant film camera in the mint color scheme is on sale for a limited time for $250 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo

FREE to Watch (starts 4pm ET): Leica M Typ 240 Fast Start Class World Premiere!

The second feature in today’s Leica double header at CreativeLIVE starts at 4pm eastern, the live-recording world-premiere of the Leica M Typ 240 Fast Start. It is free to watch while it is part of the CreativeLIVE On-Air schedule.

If you missed it earlier today, it is repeating at least until tomorrow 12pm ET (sometimes the reruns continue for a second day), the Leica M10 Fast Start. Both are half-day classes.

FREE to Watch (starts 12pm ET): Leica M10 Fast Start Class World Premiere! [followed by M Typ 240 Class]

Leica fans, today is your day at the CreativeLIVE On-Air. Starting at 12pm eastern today (Thursday 3/15/18) they will have the world premiere of a brand new “Fast Start” class with John Greengo, it is the Leica M10 Fast Start. The class is free to watch via streaming while it is featured at the aforelinked On-Air page. This is a LIVE recording, in Seattle, in front of a live studio audience! Look under your chairs audience, you get a red dot, you get a red dot, you get a red dot! Just the red dot, not the whole camera ^_^.

But wait there’s more! It’s a double header day. After they come back from lunch, starting at 4pm eastern they will have the live-recording world-premiere of the Leica M Typ 240 Fast Start, live-recording/streaming for free as well.

Since John Greengo has not been cloned, these are half-day classes. If you miss the original live airing, they typically replay throughout the day and night until 12pm eastern of the following day.

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ CONTINUES: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp until April 6
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

Leica SL (Typ 601) + SF64 Flash for $6420

A new Leica combined purchase discount bundle is available, you can get the new condition Leica SL Typ 601 full frame mirrorless camera along with the Leica SF-64 flash, together for ever for $6420 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo

(SOLD OUT) Used Leica Q Typ 116 for $2999 + S&H

As of a 2/25/18 recheck, this is sold out… Used quantities are typically very limited…

The new condition Leica Q Typ 116 ranges from $4250 (black) to $4495 (silver) depending on color. If you are willing to go used, Adorama has it USED in “Very Good” condition for $2999 plus shipping (starts at $22). This is a 35mm full frame fixed lens camera, the only non-Sony RX-series at the moment.

PS: if/when it sells out, the used listing will be automatically yanked by their server, so if you don’t see a camera, it means it sold out.

Leica TL (Anodized) for $1349 with free S&H

Price-checking for the upcoming Mirrorless Price Chart is underway and we have a …Leica discount! The Leica TL in the anodized silver color scheme is currently offered for $1349 with free shipping by Focus Camera through Amazon. This ships directly from Focus Camera and it is not Prime eligible. On the same listing, “Camera West” has it for $1395 plus $6.49 shipping. Discount is a relative term for Leica cameras though, this went for $1200 in the November 2017 Mirrorless Price Charts, but currently goes for $1490 at B&H and close to $1700 at Adorama.

Pre-order Huawei Mate 10 PRO [w/two rear Leica lenses] + $150 Gift Card for $800 [2yr US warranty]

2018 looks like another year where the smartphone flagship wars will heat up even more. It’s Huawei’s turn now, their brand new Mate 10 PRO is available for pre-ordering for $800, the unlocked US variant but that’s not all! Two retailers are offering a $150 house gift card when you pre-order it for $800. So at B&H Photo you get a $150 B&H gift card, while at Amazon you get a $150 Amazon gift card.

This has 6GB RAM, 128GB on-board storage, 6″ 18:9 AMOLED screen, OctaCore with 12-core Mali G72, two year US warranty, 4000mah battery, 100% charge in 60 minutes, USB-C but no headphone jack, Android 8.0 and so on.

Of photography interest, the two rear lenses are “blessed” by LEICA. They are both 27mm f1.6, one is 20mp monochrome and the other is a 12mp RGB, both of the backlit CMOS kind. The front lens is a 8mp f2 but still supports RAW mode. RAW Selfies are the new big thing? πŸ™‚

Pre-order new Leica 75mm f2 and 90mm f2 lenses [SL]

Leica has revealed two new lenses for their SL 35mm full frame mirrorless system, both are f2, the 75mm and 90mm. They are available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ 75mm f2 for $4750 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ 90mm f2 for $5150 at Adorama and B&H Photo

These have been added to our brand new tracking post, The New Lenses of 2018.

(ENDED) Ends Thur 11:59pm ET: Leica and Hasselblad Coupon Sale at KEH Camera: 8% off Cameras, 12% off Lenses, 15% off Accessories

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Leica Sofort Instant Camera for $250

No, it’s not a Chipotle Sofrita, it’s a Sofort! You know the instant camera craze is for real when Leica jumps in, and their Leica Sofort Instant Camera is now on sale for $250 with free expedited shipping in all four color schemes at B&H Photo.

Or if you prefer instant film bundled with it, Adorama is bundling it with the Leica Sofort Color Film Double Pack for $279 with free shipping.

In-Stock Now: Leica M-P Typ 240 RED with 35mm f2

A red Leica M Typ 262 is coming and speaking of red Leica cameras, the new condition Leica M-P (Typ 240) Full-Frame Digital Rangefinder Camera with the 35mm f2 in the silver-chrome-RED color scheme (Canada edition) is in-stock and shipping for $10,500 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Pre-order new M-mount lenses: Voigt 40/1.2, Leica 75/1.2

Two new Leica M-mount lenses are coming up in the next few weeks and they are available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo. They have been added to the New Lenses of 2017 page as well…

+ Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical for $899

+ Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH for $12,795

Pre-order new Leica CL mirrorless and 18mm f2.8 lens

It’s the November surprise! Leica has a new APS-C mirrorless camera out, it is the brand new CL, and Leica is boldly going with this one, it’s USB-C time! It has a 24mp APS-C (rhymes with USB-C) CMOS sensor and has the Leica L-mount, so you can use TL and SL lenses with it. And that’s before you start using adapters.

It is available for pre-order in these configurations:

+ CL body for $2800 at B&H Photo

+ CL with 18mm f2.8 for $3800 at B&H Photo

+ CL with Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH Lens at B&H Photo

Wait, what’s that 18mm f2.8 lens? That’s a brand new lens that came out at the same time, it is the Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH L-mount APS-C format lens, and it is available for pre-order for $1300 in black or silver at B&H Photo.

These have been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017. This new announcement furthered the Mirrorless lead over DSLRs in 2017 to an insurmountable 13-8.

PS: the Leica zoom lens (!?!@?#!@#?!@!) is not a brand new one. It’s been around for a a while

(ENDED) Huawei sale: Mate 9 (Leica Dual Camera) + Band 2 Activity Tracker for $399

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Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 OIS with lots of extras for $1398

The Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 OIS micro four thirds lens is on sale for $1398 with a boatload of free lens-y accessories at Adorama: 67mm filter kit, Corel software bundle, FocusShifter DSLR Follow Focus & Rack Focus, lens wrap, lens shade, and cleaning kit.

If you don’t need the extra accessories, you can instead get 4% promotional rewards ($56~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo or if you pay with a Prime VISA, you can get 5% statement credit by Amazon itself.

Leica TL Mirrorless iLC Body for $1199 (black) OR $1295 (silver)

Leica has not been shy about launching different cameras and systems and partnering with various companies, including their smartphone romance with Huawei. Their first generation mirrorless camera, the TL APS-C body only is currently on sale for a limited time at B&H Photo! The black TL body only goes for $1199 with free expedited shipping and you also get 2% promotional rewards ($24~ to spend in the future at B&H).

The silver TL body only is also on sale, going for $1295 with free expedited shipping. No promotional rewards for this one.

Their second generation model, the TL2 body only is going for $1950, and the white color scheme is in-stock for this price at Adorama and by various at Amazon.

PS: Leicas are still included in the Price Charts. I only removed them from the 35mm Full Frame chart because they skew the charts and break the flow and make it too long to manage (nine 35mm FF models, $4K to $8K).

Leica TL Mirrorless Body Only for $1295

If you are a fan of the Leica made-for-mirrorless mirrorless system, the new condition TL body only is on sale for $1295 with free shipping for a limited time at B&H Photo in the black and white color schemes. The black body earns 2% promotional rewards, which is around $26 to be spent in the future at B&H Photo.

For more B&H options, check their Featured Sales.

In-Stock Now: Leica TL2 Body for $1950

And we are back with the evening edition with another in-stock alert! Leica fans, open up your mirrorless wallets, the silver color scheme of the Leica TL2 mirrorless camera body only is in-stock and ready to ship at its official price of $1950 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The black color scheme is not in-stock yet.

PS: this is Leica’s APS-C mirrorless system.

PS2: for the big picture of mirrorless prices in the market, check our Mirrorless Price Chart.

Buy Leica M or M-P Camera AND Qualifying Lens, Get $1750 to $2000 via Mail-In Rebate

Matching the Leica camera and lens prices are the mail-in rebate amounts too! Good until 7/31/17, if you purchase an eligible Leica M or M-P camera AND one of the eligible qualifying lenses, you will receive a $1750 or $2000 via a mail-in rebate. Find details via the PDF file on the Leica M-P page and Leica M page at B&H Photo.

The Leica lenses eligible for the $1750 mail-in rebate are:

The Leica lenses eligible for the $2000 mail-in rebate are:

Pre-order new Leica TL2 Mirrorless

It’s new camera time! Leica has officially announced the new TL2 mirrorless camera, with a 24mp APS-C sensor and Leica L-Bayonet Mount. It is available in the two customary Leica black and silver color schemes, with a pre-order price of $1950 at B&H Photo.

This new mirrorless camera now “evens the score” as we have 7 new DSLRs and 7 new Mirrorless cameras in 2017. There’s still plenty of time until the end of the year. But there is no Photokina this year, so we may need a penalty shootout if it ends up being a tie πŸ˜‰

Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless for $5995

Work has began to start another “Price Charts” series. As I am assembling the lists and price-checking cameras, a number of deal posts will be generated. This is the first one. The Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera goes for $7450 at Adorama and by various at Amazon, but as of the time of writing, it appears to be on sale for $5995 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

PS: you can check the previous editions of the “Price Charts” at the Price Charts Archives. I will post separate alerts when the new July 2017 editions are out. I typically try to do one per day, and start and finish them within the same week, since manufacturer-initiated prices usually change on Sundays.

Did you know? Leica has Three Official Lens-Shaped Coffee Mugs for $30 to $35

Did you know that Leica has officially licensed lens-shaped coffee mugs, sold under their brand? They have multiple models even!

The iconic Noctilux-M 50 goes for $35 with free shipping at Amazon (Prime eligible; price is exactly $35, so non-Prime members get free shipping too) along with B&H Photo and Adorama.

Meanwhile, the Summarit-S70 homage lens-shaped coffee mug also goes for $35 with free shipping by Ace Photo thru Amazon (NOT Prime eligible; ships directly from “Ace Photo”). Adorama has the same price and it is in-stock but charges shipping. B&H Photo has free shipping but it’s a “Special Order” (ships 7-14 business days).

We are not done yet, there is also the iconic Leica RED dot coffee mug which goes for $30 with free shipping at B&H Photo but it’s a “Special Order” (ships 7-14 business days). Meanwhile Adorama has it in-stock but charges shipping ($5+ based on zipcode/etc). Adorama also offers it thru Amazon but the S&H fee is fixed at $9~, so you are better off buying directly from Adorama unless your lowest S&H fee is over $8.85.

Now that you’ve spent all your coffee money on the Leica coffee mugs, how about a deal on coffee to make up for it? πŸ™‚ Amazon itself is offering 12-ounce Caribou Coffee Costa Rica (Bag, Light Roast, Ground) for $3.44 with a limit of four 12oz bags per customer at this price. This is an ADD-ON item, so you need a $25+ order to buy it.

UPDATE: there’s also this Melitta Cone Filter Coffeemaker 10 Cup going for $4.99 (limit 4 per customer). Also an ADD-On item. It includes a 10-cup glass carafe and a plastic coffee cone (takes #6 filters; filters not included but 100pk brown for $2 at Trader Joe). No AC power, this is pour-over and modular. Even if you don’t drink coffee, you can use this in “hipster coffee” stock photos πŸ˜‰

Huawei Mate 9 with dual Leica Cameras for $593 (US warranty; No Contract)

For Leica fans, the Huawei Mate 9 Android flagship smartphone is currently on sale, in new condition, with USA warranty, unlocked, without contract or installment plan or any other preconditions, for $593 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three per color per customer. Check bands and specs to make sure it works with your carrier(s) of choice.

UPDATE: speaking of flagship smartphones, the + Lenovo-Motorola Moto Z Unlocked goes for $450 (no contract; limit 2) by Amazon itself.

In-Stock Now: Leica TL Mirrorless camera

The new Leica TL APS-C mirrorless cameras is now in-stock in all three color schemes for $1695 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Buy Leica M Camera (three options) TOGETHER with Leica M Lens (16 options), GET a $2000 OFF combined purchase discount

Make sure your wallet is in …range because Adorama has unleashed a new Leica M System Promotion. The offer is a $2000 combined purchase discount if you buy a camera and lens (from a choice of eligible products) TOGETHER in the same shopping cart. The options are:

+ PICK ONE: three camera options: M Typ 240 OR M-P Typ 240 OR M Monochrom Typ 246
+ PICK ONE: sixteen lens options
+ you can see eligible cameras and lenses at the promotional page

HOW to get the LEICA COMBINED PURCHASE DISCOUNT

  1. add one of the cameras from the promotional page to your shopping cart
  2. do not Proceed to Checkout yet!
  3. look below the camera in your cart. You will see sixteen lens choices, each one having a $2000 combined purchase discount – see annotated screenshot
  4. press the blue “Add to Cart” on your chosen lens
  5. only one lens can be purchased with the combined discount
  6. press the green “Proceed to Checkout”
  7. then proceed as usual

shopping cart showing choices of lenses for Leica M combined purchase promotion

Pre-order new Leica M10 for $6595

Leica is back with a new digital rangefinder, the new M10 with a 24mp 35mmFF sensor, Maestro II engine and a $6595 starting price is available for pre-order in the usual two color schemes as follows:

+ Black: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Silver/Chrome: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ a boatload of accessories including $545 EVF, hand-grips, half-protectors, thumb supports, batteries, correction lenses, straps, etc

This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2017, now a total of four interchangeable lens digital cameras!

In-Stock now: Huawei Mate 9 with Leica Cameras for $600 (no contract; unlocked)

If you are a fan of Leica mobile cameras/lenses and are looking for an unlocked no-contract with USA-warranty Android flagship-level smartphone, the Huawei Mate 9 with dual Leica Cameras is now in-stock and ready to ship for $600 at Amazon by Amazon itself. With Google betraying the Nexus line-up with an iPhone-wannabe Pixel-Schmixel (#BitterNexusFans), it opens the door for Nexus fans to explore other unlocked options from the many other Android manufacturers that even have microSD cards πŸ™‚

(ENDED) eBay Auction: Used LEICA D-LUX TYPE 109 ($600 now, ends Sun PM)

This auction ended on Christmas Day for $700 with 10 bids placed…

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Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R (m43) for $90

The new condition Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R is currently on sale for $90 with free shipping by Cardinal Photo thru Amazon (ships directly from Cardinal Photo in PA)… Alternately you get it for $99with free shipping and $5~ in promotional rewards at Adorama and $4~ in promotional rewards at B&H Photo.

Leica T Mirrorless Body for $1095

We haven’t mentioned the Leica T Mirrorless camera in a while, but while price-checking for the new Price Charts series, I noticed that the price of the Leica T Mirrorless body only is $1095 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This is an APS-C non-rangefinder mirrorless system Leica introduced earlier on. It uses its own T-mount lenses, but of course can use the classic Leica M-mount lenses via adapters.

Pre-order Leica Sofort Instant Film Camera for $299

Leica has joined the Instant Film Bandwagon/craze of the 21st century with a brand new camera, available in three cameras, it is the Sofort Instant Film Camera available for pre-order for $299 with free shipping at Adorama.

In-stock now: Leica SF 64 Flash for $850

Leica time, the Leica SF 64 Flash is now in-stock and ready to ship for $850 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a Leica TTL flash.

Coupon for up to 30% OFF on Leica-branded Gifts (not Cameras/Lenses)

On the camera brand loyalty gifts front (shirts, coffee mugs, notebooks, keychains), coupon code LEICAGEAR gets you up to 30% off on select Leica-branded gifts at Adorama. A total of 20 items are participating.

Pre-order new Panasonic 12mm f1.4 (m43) for $1300

New lens time for the Micro Four Thirds world, the Panasonic Leica 12mm f1.4 prime is available for pre-order for $1300 at Adorama… This too has been added to the list of New Gear of 2016.

Pre-order new Leica M-D (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder

The new Leica M-D (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder, with its defining feature being the lack of a rear LCD, is now available for pre-order for $6000 at B&H Photo. No chimping with this one πŸ™‚

PS: this too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 tracking page.

Leica Instant Savings end 5/10/16

The 12% off Leica Instant Savings (exchange rate promotion) for a number of M-system and other Leica products is expiring on May 10 in 2016 unless renewed/extended. You can find eligible products at B&H Photo. Eligible items show the 12% off instant savings.

Leica 75mm f2.5 Summarit-M for $1195 [total of 29 Leica M-lenses on special]

Leica rangefinder lens-deal-finder action now, B&H Photo is offering the Leica 75mm f2.5 Summarit-M lens on special for $1195 with free expedited shipping. The offer ends 4/30/16 or earlier if sold out.

A total of 29 Leica M-lenses are participating in this Exchange Range Instant Savings promotion. They are not 29 unique lenses, because some of them are available in two different colors each.

12% off select Leica Digital Rangefinders (M-A, MP, M7)

B&H Photo is having a 12% off instant savings promotion on seven different Leica Digital Rangefinders that feature the M-A, MP, and M7. Different colors and kits get us to seven different options. Prices range from $4180 to $5717. Offer ends 3/31/16.

Pre-order new Leica X-U element-proof Big Sensor Prime for $2950

Sometimes the display cases Leica collectors use to showcase their prized possessions are not completely dustproof or waterproof. Leica has solved those problems today with the brand new Leica X-U (Type 113) fixed lens camera, a 16mp APS-C CMOS with a 23mm f1.7 lens and with a “Water, Dust, and Shockproof Construction”. This new camera is now available for pre-order for $2950 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2016 tracking page

Pre-order new Leica M (Typ 262) RF for $5200

We are getting close to December but that’s not stopping new camera gear announcements. Leica is back with a new 35mm full frame digital rangefinder, the M Typ 262 which is available for pre-order for $5200 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This new camera has been added to the New Cameras of 2015 Tracking page

Pre-order new Leica SL not-SLR FF camera and 24-90mm f2.8-4 lens

Because we don’t have enough camera systems out here these days, Leica has announced today a brand new full frame mirrorless system. And to troll SLR users, they are naming it “SL” πŸ™‚ The new camera and lens are now available for pre-order:

+ Leica SL Typ 601 camera body only for $7450 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f2.8-4 ASPH. Lens for $4950 at Adorama and B&H Photo

Wait whaaaat? A new Leica system and the first lens announced is a ZOOM? Let the protests outside the Leica Headquarters begin πŸ™‚ But fear not, they will have adapters for their M-lenses and R-lenses and S-lenses and Cine-lenses!

The new camera and lens have been added to their respective segments in the New Cameras and Lenses Tracking page, decidedly bringing the averages up in both categories πŸ™‚

Leica M Monochrome for $5950

The black Leica M Monochrome digital camera is currently on sale for $5950 at B&H Photo. The price factors in the exchange rate instant savings.

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Safari Set with 35/2 for $8791

The Leica M-P (Typ 240) Safari Set with the 35mm f2 Summicron-M lens is now on sale for $8791~ with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Actual safari trip is not included πŸ™‚ This sale is an attempt by Leica to compensate for currency fluctuations.

Pre-order new Leica Q for $4250

If you like fixed lens cameras and prime lenses and 35mm full frame sensors and Leica, this combination is now available for pre-order in the all new Leica Q Type 116 camera, with a Leica-esque pre-order price of $4250 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Pre-Order new Panasonic 1″ CM1 Camera + Smartphone (GSM, Unlocked, North America model)

The intersection of cameras and smartphones has a new resident, the North American edition of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1P camera and smartphone device. It is available carrier unlocked (GSM, no contract) with a 1-inch MOS sensor, 28mm f2.8 Leica DC Elmarit lens, Android 4.4, Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 1920 x 1080, microSDXC, a mid-June release estimate and a $1000 pre-order price, available through B&H Photo and Adorama.

12% off Leica gear sale (114 options)

Adorama has a sale on Leica camera gear with 114 items participating, including cameras and lenses and accessories. The sale price is the one you see over there in red ink. No coupon, no rebate.

Pre-order: Leica M Monochrom Type 246 for $7450

Grab your monochrome wallets, a new monochrome Leica is here! The new M Monochrom Type 246 is now available for pre-order for $7450 at Adorama. I wouldn’t be surprised if some Robb Report subscribers buy it and then complain it only takes black and white pictures πŸ˜‰

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: DJI Ronin 3-Axis, Leica Vintage case, Veho, Hubsan

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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Leica RF Lens sale (26 options)

Adorama has a sale on 26 Leica rangefinder lenses, with most of them also earning 2% promotional rewards.