Apr 142013
 

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Fuji X100s IN STOCK at Amazon!!! But act fast!

Hello to all! Was just browsing Amazon and noticed they are listing the X100s as IN STOCK but shipping in 1-2 days. This is from AMAZON not a third party so of course you can use your Prime membership if you have one for the free shipping. Just wanted to give a heads up on this great camera. In case you missed the review, you can find it HERE. Enjoy your Sunday!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE FUJI X100s FROM AMAZON while it is IN STOCK!

The little X20 is also in stock!

Jan 252013
 

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Site Sponsors that keep this site going, I thank them all! Plus some Leica used deals…

It is no secret that in the past few months that Leica gear has been in stock at most dealers in the USA. Just about any lens or camera you want (besides the Monochrom and new M) are available right now, brand new. You guys know who the sponsors of this site are and I can highly recommend ANY of them if you want great service, great pricing and no hassles. It is because of these guys below that this site continues to rock on day after day. Without them it would really be tough so I wanted to thank them and let all of you guys know once again that these three dealers below are all TOP NOTCH, best of the best .

Ken Hansen – You can e-mail him at [email protected] and he deals in Leica new and used. I never know what he has used but in the past I have purchased all kinds of goodies from Ken including M6′s, MP’s, Contax T2, etc. If you are looking for a used item Ken might just have it and he is amazing when it comes to customer service and speed of shipping.  Ken is taking pre-orders for the new M and Monochrom so be sure to send him an e-mail if you want in.

 

POPFLASH – Tony Rose is no stranger to Leica fans and I can not say one bad thing about his business, service or pricing. In fact, you can find some great buys at his website when it comes to Leica gear. He always has interesting gear to browse and also sells some of the killer Artisan and Artist gear such as straps and bags. He sells Zeiss as well so take a look over at POPFLASH.COM to see what he has available today.

popflash has this SWEET Zeiss Super Wide Ikon setup on sale for $1,777 (normally $2497) – See it here!

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THE PRO SHOP - The newest and last “shop” sponsor of this site the Pro Shop has all kinds of Leica gear, and a huge inventory of new stock of lenses, cameras and even the new S2-P for $19,999 brand new in box with special warranty – aBOUT $6K less than B&H Photo is selling a used one for. These guys are also great and know their stuff. If it is Leica you want, give them a call at 561-253-2606 or check out their site HERE.

Just so everyone knows, YES these are site sponsors but what you do not know is that I do not take ANYONE as a site sponsor. I have turned down 4 other stores/dealers in the past even when I needed them. Why? Because I will only recommend to YOU the best of the best, and to me, these guys are the best there is when it comes to Leica.

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Other shops I HIGHLY recommend for everything and anything else

Other shops I recommend are B&H Photo, Dale Photo and of course, Amazon for just about anything you could ever need. I use Amazon every week and even have home necessities on subscription. Every months I get a case of dog food delivered, cat food, paper towels, dishwashing soap and laundry detergent and more. This cuts down on my grocery trips, saves me money and is super convenient. So while I recommend the guys above for anything Leica, I recommend B&H photo for all other photo needs and Amazon for just about anything you could ever want. Cameras, electronics, music, and everything in between. When you guys follow my links on this site to these shops and make a purchase of ANYTHING I will then get a small commission, a few cents when you buy some diapers for example. Over time it adds up and helps this site to keep expanding and going.

SO FOR THAT I THANK ALL OF YOU! Without the readers, all of you, even those who disagree with me…well, this site would not be able to go on. So thank you all.

 

As mentioned, Dale Photo is also an exceptional Leica dealer so be sure to check them out as well because they also have some cool used deals at times as well as pre-orders on new gear.

Of course there is one more site sponsor and I use their services quite often..LENSRENTALS.COM. They rent the coolest cameras and lenses and they make it so easy to do so. Hassle free, even including the return packaging and label, all prepaid. If you ahve been thinking of a camera but are not sure, rent it first so you know. They even rent the Leica Monochrom! 

With that, here are a few USED Leica deals on the B&H Photo used site:

Leica Noctilux F1 with slide out hood (latest before the new f/0.95) and this one comes in at a recent record low of $5995 It is softer than the 0.95 but has so much more “Character” – see some samples HERE from quite a while ago.

LEICA 90 Elmarit, latest before discontinuing. This lens is the one everyone seems to search for. B&H has one for $1499, $800 less than I sold my last one for a couple of years ago. With the new M, this lens should be a breeze to focus. $1499

How about this? A used Leica M8.2 Safari Limited Edition set with chrome 28 Elmarit. I so wanted this when it came out but just could not swing it. Looks like it is keeping its value though because at $6999 it is not cheap! Dale has it USED. 

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A great find here…A Leica 35mm Summicron f/2 “King Of Bokeh” V4 with 6 bit coding. $1995 at Dale

I hope everyone here has a GREAT weekend, enjoy it!

Steve

Jan 042013
 

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Quick Tip for Sony RX100 and RX1 Owners: Nice external charger and batteries

Hey hey hey! Happy FRIDAY to all! Just a quick note to let all of you Sony RX1 owners out there know about an AWESOME external charger for your RX1. Since Sony did not include a proper charger with the camera for some reason we have to search for an external if we want one. That means if you want a real charger..as in one that you do not have to plug into the camera itself to charge the battery then we have to find one that works well and is not going to cost an arm and a leg.

I found such a charger and it is superb! I love it. Small and travel/bag friendly and it even has a digital display showing the charge progress. You just slide the battery up inside the unit and it charges it fairly quick. It is nice quality as well. This is the charger I chose for my RX1 batteries (I have 4 batteries total).

You can buy or take a look at the charge here on Amazon, and it is shipped and sold by Amazon (prime eligible) which is a plus. Also, it does in fact work perfect with the RX1 and RX100 batteries. I have charged all of mine up a few times already with this charger.

As for batteries you can buy the Sony branded ones for $33 a piece HERE or if you want to go cheap you can try out these at $5.99 each. I have a couple of these and they also work perfectly fine and give me the same life as the originals.

Just wanted to pass along this tip as I own and enjoy this charger and know a few of you were looking for a good external charger. This one is great and works 100% with the Sony RX100 and RX1 batteries.

SITE UPDATE: The site should be running much faster for everyone now. A few days ago I had some hiccups and the site was down for most of the day but as of today the site should be running VERY fast for everyone that has a high-speed connection. I am currently working on the SLR Magic 35 T 0.95 review and part one should be up by Monday. After that I will have the Fuji X-E1 review up using the 18-55 Kit Zoom and SLR Magic 35 T 1.4. I will also be at CES with Todd Hatakeyama from Tuesday to Thursday and will be doing reports from the show! Can’t wait!

Also, for those who have not checked out the RX1 files for a while, take a look here and see what others have been doing with their RX1!

 

 

Aug 142012
 

 

Leica Lenses IN STOCK NOW! But probably not for long…

If you have been waiting for Leica glass to be in stock then your wait is over. As of today there is stock at a few dealers of many Leica lenses. 50 Lux? Yep. 35 Cron? yep. 28 Cron? Yep…plus many more including the classic 50 Cron (which I still adore). I think that these lenses are in stock now because the M9 firestorm and Leica fever has cooled down from 120 degrees to about 98 degrees. Once the Monochrom and M10 hit I think these lenses will once again be getting snagged up as shooters get the super hot “Leica Fever” once again.

1. Ken Hansen – Ken is a dealer who has been in business since the 1950′s and his personalized service, trust and old school customer service just make the shopping experience super pleasant. Ken Doesn’t have a web site but many here can tell you how great Ken is. I spoke with him yesterday and he has MANY Leica lenses in stock, new and ready to roll .Just send him an e-mail to [email protected] and he will get to you very quickly. He ships worldwide and I just received a new lens from him today. Thanks Ken! BTW, Ken has a pre-order Monochrom list as well if you want to add your name let him know. I think this camera is going to start shipping the 1st or 2nd week of Sep. BTW, Ken has the 50 Lux ASPH in Silver in stock and I think even the Noctilux.

2. PopFlash  - Tony Rose at pop flash is very well-known and has been a Leica dealer for a long time as well. He also sells Olympus, Ricoh, Zeiss and other cameras which you can find over at popflash.com  I noticed he has some Leica glass and even super lightly used M9P’s in stock at deep discounts. Be sure to check out the website HERE. I remember buying my 1st Leica digital from PopFlash back when the Digilux 2 arrived. I bought TWO from him back then and loved that camera to death.  PopFlash also sells the really great Artisan & Artist products and they have big stock of those products right now as well.

3. Dale Photo – They have loads of Leica glass in as well. I was t old by David Farkas who is the main Leica guru there that they had a bug shipment in and to send anyone I know looking for glass their way. Dale has been a site sponsor for a while now and have always provided great service. I have shopped at Dale for Leica glass in the past and usually check to see what they have in stock. Dale also sells USED Leica cameras and they have a Titanium M9 kit in stock right now. Wow.

4. B&H Photo  - Just checked and B&H has a few Leica lenses in stock. They have the 35 cron in Black, the 28 cron, and a used 35 SUMMILLUX 1.4 ASPH

It seems Leica has pumped up their lens production so now os the time to get what you need!

Aug 062012
 

Add some grippage to your Sony RX100! The Richard Franiec RX100 Grip is here!

Last week I received a package in the mail from Mr. Richard Franiec, the guy who makes all of the cool grips for the smaller cameras out there today. He makes them for the Nikon 1 series, Olympus EM1 and others. When I found out he had one for the new RX100 I told him to send one my way! It arrived and in my opinion it is a must have accessory for any RX100 user. It is made of metal and of super quality. It is easy to apply and takes less than a minute while adding a great grip to the camera so it is much more comfortable to hold. The good thing is that it does not make the camera big and bulky like some of the grips sold today. It’s sleek and slim.

The grip sells for $34.95 on Richards website so you can buy direct from him HERE.

I made a quick YouTube video showing how it looks on the camera so take a look below! Thanks!

Jun 142012
 

19 Used Leica Buys including many Lenses!

Hey! Just realized there are many more Leica used buys over at the used section at B&H Photo, Dale Photo and PopFlash including a 50 Summicron! Check out the list of what is available below!

LEICA M9-P CHROME – In box, 9 condition WITH Hand Grip included! $7199

LEICA M9 – STEEL GREY – 10 condition as new in box – $6599

LEICA 28 SUMMICRON F/2 LENS – 9+ condition in box $3699

LEICA 24 Elmarit  - 9+ – with box and hood – $3449

Leica M8.2 – 8 Condition – $2899

Leica 24 Elmar 3.8 – 10 Condition as new in box – $2394

Leica 50 Summicron f/2 (latest version) – 8+ – $1599

Leica M6 TTL – Black  - 9 CONDITION – $1699

Leica X1 – Black – In Box – 8+ – $1399

Leixa X1 – Steel Grey  - In Box – 8+ – $1299

LEICA 40 SUMMICRON F/2 – 8+ with hood – $774.95

Leica 35 Summicron ASPH – BLACK $2600 – - CHROME – $2700

Leica 90 Elmar f/4 – $200

Leica 75 Summarit – $1400

Leica 90 Summarit – $1300

Another used chrome M9-P for under $7300

Black M9 – $6197

Leica 24 Summilux  - $6497

Jun 052012
 

Great cheap goodies for your lenses – Soft micro lens pouch is a GREAT buy.

I had to let you guys know about these as my buddy Todd makes and sells these and I have been using them for the past month or so and LOVE them. They are called the “Micro Lens Pouch” and are made for smaller camera systems and the lenses that we pay so dearly for. The is a great way to protect your glass and offers much more protection than just throwing them in a bag. I have the 3 pack here and the small fits a Leica summarit or summicron type of lens, the medium fits my Panasonic 25 1.4 or equivalent size and the large even fit a Leica Noctilux. The lenses are super soft with great cushion and protection. The great thing is you can buy all three for $29.95 and they are sold at Amazon, and shipped by Amazon.

While Todd makes and sells these I am not writing this because I know him or because he paid me (he did not). I am writing about them because I feel they are truly a great buy. Ive been using them almost daily for a while now and they have held up well for me and even helped protect my little 50 Summarit when I dropped it out of my bag.

You can buy each size separately or the get the three pack of various sizes for $29.95

The three pack can be found Here on Amazon

You can also just buy the Small, Medium, or Large for just over $10 each. Highly recommended!

Also available in a 2-Pack, small and medium!

BTW, I might as well add a plug for the 2012 Photo Cruise since the guy who makes these pouches is also going to be joining us ! I still have a few cabins remaining and if anyone is interested I need to know before July 1st! Check out the cruise page here, but imagine a full week on the seas and photography at every stop! Of course guests are welcome and can participate in all shooting! Will be a blast and free lens pouches for all :)

and…Don’t miss the street strap!

The street strap is also a very cool strap that I have attached to my new black Fuji X100 and it is a black cloth strap that looks similar to the A&A Silk cord strap, but this is not silk and it is longer so you can wear it around you. This is also on Amazon and shipped by Amazon so no dealing with 3rd party vendors. I like this strap and I also like my Barton strap and A&A strap! Just like with bags and cameras, all personal preference. But if you have been wanting a nice black strap that is comfy and long enough to strap around your body when carrying your camera this one is great. You can check it out on Amazon HERE.

Feb 192012
 

Estimated ship dates for the OM-D, Fuji X-Pro 1 and Pentax K-01!

Was browsing B&H photo and noticed the estimated ship dates for the Olympus OM-D, Pentax K-01 and Fuji X-Pro 1 have been listed! Here you go!

 

Olympus OM-D – ESTIMATED SHIP DATE – APRIL 10TH 2012 - Pre-Order Here

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Fuji X-Pro 1 – ESTIMATED SHIP DATE – March 20th 2012 – Pre-Order Here

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PENTAX K-01 – ESTIMATED SHIP DATE – MARCH 29TH 2012 – Pre-Order Here

Nov 252011
 

BLACK FRIDAY! Hot and in stock cameras/lenses AND used Leica deals!

It’s BLACK FRIDAY! The day after Thanksgiving when all of the retail shops and online shops have deals on select gear. What you see below is a mix of black friday specials, hot in stock cameras and lenses and a few used deals as well. Just a note, if you use any of the links below and make a purchase it will help support this website. You pay the same of course but I get a few dollars to help keep this site going, so SHOP AWAY! The X10, X100 is in stock (at the time I wrote this) and they tend to go quickly! Some cool stuff is coming next week – great guest articles, new reviews and more things PHOTOGRAPHY! A cool Daily Inspiration will be up this afternoon as well.

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The Fuji X10 is IN STOCK NOW!

The Fuji X100 is ALSO IN STOCK NOW!

Adobe Lightroom only $99 for the next two hours! Then $149

Leica classic PRE- ASPH 35 Summilux

Yet another Leica Pre-ASPH 35 Summilux 

Nikon V1 Black Friday reduction - – -  NIKON V1 Leather Half Case, now in stock! — NIKON V1 Leather strap also in stock today!

$100 OFF! OLYMPUS E-P3 PRICE REDUCTION! (Add to cart to see THE $100 reduction)

A Leica lens, new and in stock – The 24 Elmar – $2495 (review here)

A great Artist & Artisan camera/laptop messenger bag! 

Kindle Fire, in stock and immediate ship!

The Panasonic 25 1.4 Summilux for Micro 4/3 at Amazon!

Olympus 45 1.8 IN STOCK!

ALL OF AMAZONS BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!

LEICA M6 – classic chrome, USED DEAL

Leica X1 USED deal!

 

Sep 022011
 

UPDATE

 

UPDATE! This sold in UNDER TWO MINUTES! WOW!
Exclusive Deal to SteveHuffPhoto.com readers! Leica 50 Summilux ASPH for $3600

OK, to anyone looking for the impossible to find Leica 50 Summilux ASPH lens I have something special for you! Don’t want to pay the $4500 and up prices on the used market? No need to! One lucky person on this site will be able to snag a “9″ quality used 50 Lux ASPH for $3600. This will go fast so read on.

Lensrentals.com, a site sponsor e-mail me and asked if I wanted to buy an extra 50 Summilux ASPH they had in their office. I already own one so I said no, but I know about 500 others that do! So they said they wanted to offer this lens to my readers since there are so many looking for this amazing lens. In my opinion, this is about the best lens for the Leica M9 you can buy. Period. It is THE lens that stays on my M9P these days.

If you want the lens, CLICK HERE to get it but be quick as it will sell fast. Ships direct from lensrentals.com! By the way, if any of you are interested in renting gear before buying Lenrentals is the best I have found online. About two years ago I wanted to rent a Leica lens so I contacted them and tried out some Leica glass. The lenses arrived fast, well packed and it was so cool to try these lenses before buying. They rent all kinds of gear..Nikon, Canon, Olympus and the coolest thing is they rent Leica lenses and bodies and you can see what they offer for rental HERE.

Again, to buy this lens, act quickly and CLICK HERE!

Jul 272011
 

In case you guys have missed it, there are always some cool items in the classifieds here on the site! Here are just a few of the great items for sale right now!

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Leica 35 Summilux ASPHERICAL (AA) – $7750 - USA

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Leica Summicron 40mm – Australia

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Leica 35 Summilux II FLE – $7200 – USA

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Fuji X100 with hood! – USA

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Leica 35 Summarit - USA

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Leica M9 – Black - USA

 

AND much more. You can see all ads HERE.

Jul 052011
 

NEW MICRO 4/3 FAST GLASS! PRE-ORDER NOW!

Some awesome new Micro 4/3 Lenses are available for pre-order through B&H today..

The Olympus 12mm f2 which is basically a 24 f/2 is available HERE for $799 – THIS one seems to be the real gem…

also, the new 45 1.8 which comes out to be a 90mm is available for $399 as well, RIGHT HERE!

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