Leica Camera AG ships new LEICA M8 rangefinder camera with Capture One LE

September 18th, 2006, Copenhagen, Denmark: Phase One and Leica Camera AG have engaged in cooperation in order to provide the best image quality for LEICA M8 owners. Therefore, Leica’s brand new rangefinder camera: LEICA M8 ships with Phase One’s award-winning Capture One LE workflow.

The Capture One workflow is included in the LEICA M8 box as a CD with a license code. The Capture One LE license is cross platform (Windows and Mac operating systems) and includes 2 computer activations and one free major LE update.

A Great Combination for the professional Photographer
Rainer Bültert, Product Manager M-System, Leica Camera AG, adds: “The LEICA M8, Leica’s first digital rangefinder camera, is aimed at professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. We want to ensure that all M8 owners get the best image quality from their LEICA M8. We tested Capture One as the best converter to meet the high Leica demands in terms of color quality and resolution”.

Trine Voss, VP Sales & Marketing for the Capture One product line says: “Capture One LE is aimed at photographic enthusiasts and professionals, which makes it a perfect match for the LEICA M8 camera. We are of course very pleased that Leica chose to include Phase One technology in their product box, and we will make sure that our conversion algorithms are optimized for LEICA M8 files”.

About the Capture One Workflow
The Capture One workflow software is used daily by thousands of photographic professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. It is recognized as the most efficient, fully color-managed image-processing solution and for delivering the highest possible image quality from the new generation of digital SLR cameras and Phase One digital camera backs.
Customers can find more detailed information on how to install and activate the Capture One LE software at www.phaseone.com/LE

About Phase One
Phase One is the world leader in digital imaging solutions for professional photographers. Its primary products are high-end digital camera backs and the Capture One workflow software. Phase One is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
For more details, please call either of the contact persons or visit the Phase One website at www.phaseone.com

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