With May 10 and the announced Leica event in Berlin getting closer, the Leica grapevine is beginning to work overtime. As I mentioned already, a black and white only version of the M9 seems to be on the menu. According to that grapevine, we should also see a new Leica X2. The X1 appears to be discontinued. It isn’t even listed in the Leica catalog any longer and a replacement has been anticipated for a while already. Information about what changes the X2 will offer over its predecessor X1 are still sparse, but it appears that the X2 will maintain a fixed lens. Could a zoom lens be in the offering? There is also talk about a possible new 50mm Summicron. Finally, as much as the May 10 date is pointing towards a Leica M10, that apparently will have to wait until Photokina this fall. A new camera in the Leica line up will be a mirrorless system camera with interchangeable lenses. That too apparently will be announced at Photokina.