Leica uses the hashtag #filmisnotdead... is a new film camera on the way?

Leica Film graphic
(Image credit: Leica)

There have been rumors flying that Leica will announce a new film camera in October, as per our previous report. Yesterday, the famous german camera manufacturer launched its weekly newsletter wholly dedicated to analog photography.

The subject line sported the hashtag: #filmisnot dead and showcased the works of Leica film photographers around the world with a second film supporting hashtag: #FilmFriday. This hashtag is not new, and Leica – is only one of two camera manufacturers still producing new film cameras, the other is Lomography which has been producing film cameras for over 30 years. Leica often showcases works by photographers who chose the analog format over its digital counterparts. 

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.