After a bidding battle between two collectors the auction highlight, a rare Leica MP2 from 1958 with a starting price of 80,000 EUR, was sold for incredible 402,000 EUR (incl. premium). A private collector from Asia now owns the most expensive Leica camera ever sold at an auction! The WWII Leica Reporter was also able to multiply its starting price – opening for 70,000 EUR it was sold for a staggering 180,000 EUR incl. premium!
Discontinued in 2008, the legendary Polaroid 600 color film is difficult to find and sorely missed by millions of photographers. Impossible now fills this colorless void just in time for the most colorful season and proudly introduces a new generation instant color film. Presented in a limited First Flush Edition, the PX 680 Color Shade film brings color back to all Polaroid 600 cameras and introduces a magical new color palette within the classic white frame.
Camera AG, Solms presents a new, limited special edition -- the LEICA
M7 Edition ‘Hermès’. As the
successor to the ‘LEICA MP Edition Hermès’ launched in 2003, this is now the
second series of cameras created in cooperation with Hermès, the Parisian
company renowned throughout the world for its exclusive products. This
strictly limited LEICA M7 Edition ‘Hermès’ offers a total of 200 silver chrome
LEICA M7 cameras finished in exclusive calfskin leather supplied by Hermès. The
colors of this exclusive ‘Veau Swift’ leather are particularly extravagant.
Connoisseurs of items that are extraordinary in both quality and style may
choose between two eye-catching varieties in ‘Ètoupe’ and ‘Orange’. Only 100
cameras are available in each of the two leather colors.
Sony introduced two new cameras (models SLT-A55V and SLT-A33) that adopt Sony’s newly-developed Translucent Mirror Technology, which achieves the highest-level of auto focus speed for both still image and movie shooting.
Nik Software announced a new free daily webinar series set on introducing the company’s digital
photographic tools to current customers as well as those who have not yet purchased any Nik
Software products. Available now, these daily webinars are held three times a day, Monday
through Friday. Pre-registration for the webinars can be found at www.niksoftware.com/daily.
Collages.net is pleased to announce new, lower online posting subscription plans and lower service fees. Professional photographers can now choose from five plans priced to meet the specific needs of any professional studio. The new plans include monthly and yearly payment options, as well as a product-only plan that allows photographers to purchase prints or products without paying any additional subscription fees. Whether just starting with a small studio or running a well-established business, every professional photographer can now benefit from the best online posting service and products in the industry. Most significant, professional photographers now have a streamlined, efficient product-ordering option that doesn’t force them to sacrifice quality for price.
Unique Photo will be holding a three-day “Cash for Cameras” celebration September 10-12, 2010 at the superstore located at 123 Route 46 West in Fairfield, NJ, in which consumers can trade-in their old, existing cameras and photography equipment and receive cash or a store credit in return.
Photoflex® Inc. of Watsonville, CA. announces the release of five new OctoDome® Extra Small Kits for ShoeMount Flash. Each of the five kits include an 18 inch extra small OctoDome® nxt, adjustable ShoeMount hardware, basic OctoConnector, and a HeavyDuty swivel for connecting the kit to a camera bracket or light stand. The aforementioned items describe the Basic Kit, designed for photographers that already own a ShoeMount flash and radio trigger.
Panasonic introduced the new LUMIX DMC-TS2, a successor to the company’s first rugged digital camera designed for active outdoor use, the LUMIX DMC-TS1. Featuring High Definition video recording capability, in the AVCHD Lite format, the new 14.1-megapixel LUMIX TS2 further strengthens its toughness when compared to its predecessor and is waterproof to 33 feet (10m), shockproof to 10 feet (2m), freezeproof to 14° F (-10° C) and dustproof.