Leica Camera Announces New, Premium Accessories from COOPH and Gitzo

by JamesNYCMarch 3. 2017 13:52

March 3, 2017 - Leica Camera presents new accessories for cameras and binoculars.The product portfolio now features Leica Rope Straps, a selection of stylish carrying straps designed by COOPH, as well as an extensive range of high-quality tripods made by Gitzo, the camera equipment specialist from Italy.

In collaboration with COOPH, a manufacturer well known for stylish and practical accessories, Leica now offers a collection of carrying straps for use with selected Leica cameras and binoculars. The Leica Rope Straps are manufactured from the same robust material used in climbing ropes, and feature trim elements made from Italian leather. These straps are durably strong yet elegant accessories that ensure safe and comfortable carrying of cameras or binoculars. They are available in four colors – Fire, Glowing Red, Night and Oasis, in two different lengths (100 and 126 centimeters) and with a choice of metal split ring or nylon connectors.

Also new to the Leica product portfolio is a range of tripods manufactured by Gitzo. These include the GK1545T-82TQD Traveler Kit, comprising a lightweight tripod and ball head. Thanks to its light weight, this travel tripod, which expands to a versatile maximum height, is light enough to carry almost anywhere and features a ball head designed for smooth and precise motion.

 

The range of tripods also includes the Gitzo Mountaineer GT2542 and GT3542L carbon tripods, both of which are distinguished by their versatility and extremely light weight. These two tripod models also include the GH3382QD Precision Ball Head for perfectly accurate movements, and the GC3101 Tripod Bag as a comfortable carrying solution.

 

The GT4543LS Systematic Tripod is also included in the new range of Gitzo products. This particularly stable and extremely versatile tripod is the perfect choice for the demands of professional photographers who shoot with longer focal length lenses.

 

Thanks to their quick, easy and efficient locking systems, the Gitzo GH2720QR and GH1720QR Two-Way Fluid Heads are ideal for the needs of birdwatchers and wildlife photographers alike. Both of these compact, robustly constructed heads offer outstanding stability and maximum precision.

Consumers can visit us.leica-camera.com for more information or visit their local Leica Store, Boutique, or Dealer to purchase any of the new COOPH and Gitzo designed accessories.

 

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ZEISS - The Physics of Camera Lenses

by JamesNYCAugust 22. 2014 08:23

Zeiss has released a technical article by Dr. Vladan Blahnik all about the irradiance and aperture of camera lenses. The 32-page article goes in-depth on the physics of lenses.

Read it here.

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LEICA CAMERA ANNOUNCES LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION: LEICA D-LUX 6 ‘Edition by G-Star RAW’

by JamesNYCJune 24. 2013 04:28

PRESS RELEASE

LEICA CAMERA ANNOUNCES LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION: LEICA D-LUX 6 ‘Edition by G-Star RAW’

June 26, 2013—Leica Camera, in collaboration with G-Star—the Dutch jeans and fashion label—presents a limited special edition of the Leica D-Lux 6 compact camera for fashion and photography enthusiasts. Inspired by the successful G-Star RAW collection, the new Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition by G-Star RAW’ features an unusual color concept. Its distinctive look, equally unique and timeless, makes it a stylish accessory for fashion aficionados who appreciate extraordinary products with a special edge.

The body of the Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition by G-Star RAW’ is finished in the signature RAW design, and features the script ‘LEICA BY G-STAR RAW … JUST THE PRODUCT’. The special edition’s leather trim and the distinctive dot structure define the outstanding style of the Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition by G-Star RAW.’ The collaboration allowed G-Star to playfully work with design values and materials of the denim industry. The Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition by G-Star RAW’ comes as a set that includes both a camera case in brown leather branded with the G-Star logo with matching exclusive carrying strap and hand strap. The Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition by G-Star RAW’ is a worldwide collectible and is exclusively available for $1,150 at  Leica Stores and Boutiques as well as selected Leica Dealers.

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Photo Assistant Basics - 4x5 film holder cleaning & film loading

by JamesNYCApril 3. 2013 04:39

This is the last in our film loading video series: Photo Assistant Basics - 4x5 film holder cleaning & film loading.

I'm aware that their will be those that will take issue with my method of cleaning the film holders, but to each their own.this process is the way I was taught by several old school photographers and in more than 20 years I/We have never had dirt dust or scratches on any 4x5 film.

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