Archive for June, 2012

Reinhard Rüger: How The Leica Geovid Keeps Him On Track

Reinhard Rüger

Reinhard Rüger is the trainer of the German National Sports Shooting Team and has taken part in the Olympic Games at many international venues. The head coach and passionate hunter recognised the value of the Leica Geovid right from the start and has now used this pair of binoculars for almost two decades. Q: You [...]

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Thomas Bönig and the “Thomas does NYC” Project

Day 1 - Shot of the Day

UPDATE: Thomas conducted this interview over Skype before he boarded a plane for New York City and before this interactive street photography project officially launched. The “Thomas does NYC” project is currently underway and is on Day 3, putting participants in the seat of creative director for his street photography. Every day for six consecutive [...]

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Leica. My Life – Alexander George

Alexander George

The latest video in the “Leica. My Life” series features Alexander George, a customer service representative at Leica Camera AG. Alexander repairs cameras and replaces parts for customers – a very precise job. When he’s off the clock, Alexander is often found Thai boxing.  He has figured out a way to combine his love for Thai boxing and [...]

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Arrivals and Departures with Jacob Aue Sobol: Episode 5 – Beijing

© Jacob Aue Sobol

“I can’t live without you.” The train takes me through the Gobi-desert, Inner Mongolia and the mountains before reaching Beijing. The landscape changes and so does the weather. From Winter to Spring. From -20 in Siberia to +20 in Beijing. I’ve heard they are difficult to get close to – the Chinese. I find it [...]

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Peter Karbe & the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH.

Peter Karbe & the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH.

Striving to guarantee superior image quality and maximum creative freedom, the new Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. epitomizes the art of lens production that takes place by hand in high-tech laboratories within the Leica factory. Peter Karbe works as a lens designer and is head of Leica optical systems development at Leica Camera AG.  Building on history, Peter [...]

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Pedro Ferreira on the Leica Apo-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH.

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We visit fashion photographer Pedro Ferreira in his studio, where he explains why the Leica M9 is his camera of choice and how the new Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. lens performs. “The perfect lens” as Pedro calls it. Pedro, who shoots for Vogue Portugal on a regular basis, prefers to use artificial lighting in [...]

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