Legendary Camera Maker Leica Debuts Their First Mechanical Watch Collection

Made in Germany, the Leica L1 and L2 timepieces are powered by a manually-wound movement developed from scratch

Sought out for their pioneering photographic and optical advancements, Wetzlar, Germany-based Leica (a longtime CH favorite) now debuts their first-ever Leica Watch collection. Though it’s a categoric expansion that may be unexpected by some (who missed the announcement back in 2018), it still bears the brand’s signature command of precision and premium materials. And, as it has been designed by the German industrial designer professor Achim Heine (who’s …

The Leica M11 and Super Happy Ghost Co

Testing the camera brand's updated flagship during a recent Beacon studio visit

Highly anticipated by the photographic community, Leica‘s all-new M11 rangefinder camera launches today. The flagship body has guts that are totally reinvented and a form that’s entirely classic. Most remarkable is the ability to record 60, 36 or 18 megapixel images (RAW or JPG) always using the entire surface of its full-frame sensor. An expanded ISO range, USB-C tethering and charging, massively better battery life …

Endless Analog Creativity with the Polaroid Now+

Using an app to control the latest instant camera unlocks a simplified creative realm

The new Polaroid Now+ combines analog joys that the brand is best-loved for, while also offering future-forward tech options to create even more opportunities for creativity and experimentation. The instant camera connects to your phone via Bluetooth, while the Polaroid app provides tools including double exposure, light painting, manual mode and tripod mode. There are also physical filters to play around with, including five different …