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Panasonic has announced the release of the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12–35mm F2.8 ASPH Power OIS, an updated version made to replace its Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8 II ASPH Power OIS lens released back in 2017. The updated lens offers a 24–70mm full-frame equivalent focal length and is constructed of fourteen elements in nine groups, including four aspherical elements, one Ultra Extra-Low…
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TTArtisan adds Canon RF, Fujiflm X and Nikon Z mount versions of its $199 50mm F1.4 Tilt lens

TTArtisan has announced the release of its 50mm F1.4 manual lens for Canon RF, Fujifilm X and Nikon Z mount camera systems. Previously, this fast tilt lens was limited to Sony E-mount and L-mount cameras. The new models keep the same optical design, consisting of seven elements in six groups, including two high-refractive index elements. The fully-manual lenses use a 12-blade aperture diaphragm…
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7Artisans has a new $253 35mm F2 Mark II lens for Leica M mount cameras

Optics manufacturer 7Artisans has announced the 35mm F2 Mark II, a second-generation manual prime lens for Leica M mount cameras. The fully manual lens features a new optical design compared to its predecessor, constructed of eight elements in seven groups. It features an aperture range of F2 through F22 (the original one topped out at F16), has a clicked aperture ring and uses a 10-blade aperture…
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Leica Store San Francisco was robbed, at gunpoint, of nearly $180K worth of gear

This past Saturday, November 26, Leica Store San Francisco was robbed, at gunpoint, of nearly $180,000 in camera equipment. According to surveillance video, four suspects, who arrived in a gray sedan, made their way into the Union Square store around 1:20pm. At least one suspect was armed with a handgun while another appeared to be holding a hammer or mallet of sorts to smash the display cases in…
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