201425/02/2014 The first special edition of the centennial year: the Leica S Edition 100 This year, Leica Camera AG is celebrating 100 years of Leica photography. In 1914, Oskar Barnack, employed at the Ernst-Leitz factory in Wetzlar and a pioneer of photography, constructed the very first Leica, the Leitz Camera. The construction of this ‘Ur-Leica’ marks the birth of convenient 35 mm Leica photography with vastly increased creative scope, affording the photographer countless new forms of expression. On the occasion of this special anniversary, the programme for 2014 will see not only numerous events (including the official opening of the new Leica factory in the Leitz Park in Wetzlar in May), but also a series of centennial editions.
- 27/01/2014 In 2014, Leica Camera AG will be celebrating 100 years of Leica photography The year 1914 saw the birth of 35 mm Leica photography as we know it today. Oskar Barnack made the Leitz Camera, the very first Leica, 100 years ago. And now, in 2014, Leica Camera AG is celebrating the centenary year of this occasion with numerous events, exhibitions and exciting new products. The slogan for this centennial celebration is ‘100 years of Leica photography’.
201316/12/2013 Submissions are now being accepted for the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ competition for 2014 Increased cash prizes and equipment prizes worth up to 10,000 euros; this year will also see the first public award in the history of the competition; the terms and conditions of entry and entry forms are now available online
- 12/12/2013 Leica Camera AG and LFI present: the Me and My Leica X Photo Contest Leica Camera AG, Solms, and LFI Photographie GmbH are holding an exclusive photo contest for Leica X users. Under the motto ‘Me and My Leica X Photo Contest’, anyone who uses a Leica X Vario, X2 or X1 can submit their own, very personal, special moments captured with an X camera and have the chance to win one of a number of exciting prizes.
- 26/11/2013 Leica Camera AG takes over Sinar Photography AG, the Swiss manufacturer of view cameras On Monday, Leica Camera AG, Solms, finalised the takeover of Sinar Photography AG, Zurich, the Swiss manufacturer of view cameras.
- 25/11/2013 Leica M for (RED) This Saturday evening saw photography and auction history in the making at the famed Sotheby’s auction house in New York. The clearly most expensive digital camera the world has ever seen, a Leica M designed exclusively for the charity organisation ‘(RED)’, found a new owner for the record hammer price of 1.8 million US dollars.
- 25/11/2013 New Leica wall calendar for 2014 Leica Camera AG, Solms, presents a new wall calendar for 2014 featuring 12 black-and-white images by Leica photographer René Burri.
- 21/11/2013 Leica Camera AG and the WWT combine their efforts for the protection of the endangered spoon-billed sandpiper The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) and Leica Camera AG are working together to rescue the critically endangered spoon-billed sandpiper from extinction.
New design variation. The LEICA D-LUX 6 in high-gloss finish
Leica Camera AG, Solms, presents a design variation of the Leica D-Lux 6 digital compact camera. In addition to the discreetly elegant model in matt black, the camera will now be available from December 2013 in an alternative version with a high-gloss, two-colour, finish. A particular feature of this newly designed finish is the combination of a silver lens and a high-gloss black camera body that lends this camera its elegant appearance.
- 08/10/2013 New: LEICA ULTRAVID COLORLINE Leica Camera AG, Solms, has expanded its Ultravid range of compact, high quality binoculars. In addition to the classic models with black leather trim, the Leica Ultravid 8 x 20 and Leica Ultravid 10 x 25 are now also available as ‘Leica Ultravid Colorline’ versions with coloured leather trim.