Leica Prices Increasing on May 1st!


On May 1, 2018 Leica is increasing prices on a wide range of products by an average of about 5%. Affected products include most M bodies (film and digital), nearly all M lenses, the black Q, TL2, S (Typ 007), many S lenses and a few other items (66 in total). To quote Leica “this revision is necessary due to the current exchange rates and the increase in raw materials and production costs.” This does make sense, as every year about this time we tend to see some increases, designed to reflect the ever-rising costs involved with manufacturing hand-built products from exotic, expensive materials.
There are no increases within the SL-system, and recently announced products such as the Thambar-M 90mm, Noctilux-M 75mm, and CL are not affected. If you were thinking about the M10, best to grab one before months’ end as the price is going up $400. The black Q sees an increase of $245 (making it the same price as the silver Q) and TL2 bodies go up $245 as well. If you have any questions feel free to call or stop by the store and we will be more than happy to help. 

Have you been looking for a great High Quality Point & Shoot Camera that does almost everything?

The New Leica V Lux Type 114
The New Leica V Lux Type 114

Have you been looking for a great all around Point & Shoot camera with a fantastic image quality? Look no further, the new Leica V Lux Type 114 camera has all your needs.  The V Lux has a fantastic zoom range of 25-400 mm.  Which can cover pretty much any photographic situation all the way from a wide angle to a telephoto zoom. It also has a built in Macro close up mode for shooting close ups of products, flowers, etc. The Aperture ranges from a 2.8 at the widest point to a f/4 all the way zoomed out. The lens is extremely sharp and gives great detail to your photographs.  One of the major upgrades I believe in my opinion is the autofocus feature. The AF on this camera is incredibly fast and accurate. Literally the second you press half way down it grabs focus quickly. If you have children and they are always running around like crazy. The Leica V-Lux has a really nice continuous frame rate. It can shoot 12 frames per second at full resolution. Which will enable you to be able to capture the moment you desire in your photographs specially for moving objects like wildlife & sports. Lastly, if you are a video buff  it has razor sharp 4k high definition video. If you would like to try out the camera or have any questions feel free to drop by the store or give us a call anytime.


BCC Staff



Thinking of upgrading your Leica M9 to the new Leica M240?

Image Copyright Jeremy Lebled

Have you been contemplating upgrading your Leica M9 to the new Leica M240? Here are a few reasons why you should! Coming from a big Leica M user like myself. I was contemplating whether or not it was worth upgrading. So I took it upon myself to take the New Leica M240 for a test drive on a recent shoot.  At first I was skeptical, but once I started shooting with it. It completely rocked my world.

The first thing that I noticed is the color is absolutely beautiful. The Leica M9 was pretty vibrant but the M240 takes it up quiet a few notches. Secondly, the major difference between the M9 and the M240 is the ISO capability.  The M9 could only go up to 2500 ISO.  You would start to see grain past 800 ISO. It made it look like old Tri-X Film pushed a stop or two. The new M240 can go all the way up to 6400 ISO.  The Image above that I took was at 4,000 ISO, which absolutely blew me away. It is more than adequate .  Just goes to show how much of a improvement Leica has made.

Lastly, the focus peaking option on the new M240. If your eye sight is not the greatest. Or you would like to achieve ultimate pin point focus on someone’s eyes for a portrait. The new feature used with either the live view function or  the (optional) electronic viewfinder. Which in my opinion is a must have. It makes focusing so much easier.  Basically how it works is there is a automatic highlighting of the image contours in the color red which provide a easier use of controlling the focus accuracy.

To learn more about the camera and to see how it feels in your hands, feel free to stop the store anytime. Myself and the rest of our staff would be more than happy to show you the camera.



Want to know one of the hottest Point & Shoot Cameras this Holiday season?

Want to know one of the hottest Point & Shoot Cameras this Holiday season?


The New Leica D Lux Type 109. Fully Loaded Compact Point & Shoot Camera!

The Holiday season has officially begun and Leica Has introduced their New Leica D Lux Type 109 Point & Shoot Camera! Do not let the words ” Point & Shoot” fool you. This Camera is fully loaded and completely capable of handling your photographic needs. This Leica Camera has the following major specs that are sure to set off a bell inside your head to get you excited to own the camera.

-12.8 MP 4/3″ Mos Sensor

-A very fast & impressive 1.7-2.8 Aperture

-24-75mm Zoom

-ISO 100-25,600 ( Yes you read that right)

-4K Video


-Built in optical image stablization

– Free Adobe Lightroom Download

Feel free to stop by the store anytime to try out the camera, see examples printed and ask any questions you may have. I, as well as the rest of the staff, would be more than happy to help you.

All the best,

BCC Staff