Leica Fotografie International and LEICA Camera AG is running a competition until December 31, 2009 where you can win a Leica X1 by submitting your best photographs (maximum 10) taken on a classic 35 mm reportage lens — any brand on any camera [see list of acceptable lenses below].
This is not a Leica-exclusive contest, so all camera platforms are welcomed. Entries can be in color or B&W, in portrait or landscape format.[ Enter the competition at: Leica ]
Important! Only pictures taken with a classic 35 mm reportage lens — or an equivalent focal length for Leica M8, Leica R9 + DMR, Leica Digilux, Leica D-Lux or other camera system of any make — are allowed into the contest (see list below).
|Camera type||Focal length|
|Analogue 35 mm cameras and digital cameras with full format sensor such as Leica M9||35 mm|
|Cameras with APS-C sensor such as LEICA M8, LEICA R9 + DMR||24 mm, 28 mm|
|Camera with FourThirds and Micro-FT, such as LEICA Digilux III||18 mm|
|D-Lux, C-Lux, V-Lux, Digilux 1 and 2||Equivalent focal length between 32 and 38 mm. The focal length information is listed in the Exif file (file properties) embedded in the photograph.|
|Medium Format||Equivalent focal length|
The Leica X1 [Specs] is the first-of-its-kind compact non-DSLR with a 12.2MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor (23.6 x 15.8 mm), non-interchangeable LEICA ELMARIT 1:2.8/35 mm (equiv.) lens, RAW (DNG), Contrast Detect AF, Face Detection, PASM, ISO 100-3200, 2.7-in. (230K dots), built-in flash, hot shoe, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom as standard image editing software.