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Kumamon at Leitz-Park

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Kumamon is the ambassador of Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan. Kuma means bear in Japanese as well as a mixture of the words of Kuma and Kumamoto. Mon means person or thing in local dialect of Kumamot area, and he is one of the most famous mascots in Japan. A few years ago, Kumamon started visiting [...]

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Leica Camera at the Schloss Bensberg Classics 2014: Very Important Cars Only

Leica Camera at the Schloss Bensberg Classics 2014

The vehicles on show at the Schloss Bensberg Classics, now in its sixth year, are choice legends of automotive history and true masterpieces of technology. True to its motto, ‘Very important cars only’, the premium class classic car event is above all distinguished by the exclusiveness and exceptional quality of the classic automobiles taking part. [...]

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Hit the Road with the Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH.: From Wetzlar to Goodwood

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Stefan Daniel, Director of Product Management Photo at Leica Camera AG, loves photography – and classic cars. For both reasons Stefan hit the road with his Volvo 164, built in 1970, to visit the legendary Festival of Speed in Goodwood. For sure Goodwood is known worldwide for the Goodwood Revival, the gathering of Classic Cars [...]

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Alfred Schopf on the Leica Store Wetlzar Leitz-Park

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Leica Store Wetzlar Leitz-Park opened its doors on May 22, 2014 and is located right in the middle of Leica Camera’s headquarters, the newly completed Leitz-Park. The store features a 400 square meter display area for the entire Leica product portfolio, a fully equipped photo studio and an ambiance inviting visitors to stay a while [...]

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Leica Gallery Wetzlar Inaugural 10 x 10 Exhibition

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As part of the Leitz-Park Opening Festival, the Leica Gallery Wetzlar was inaugurated with the 10 x 10 exhibition, a project created to celebrate the centenary of Leica Photography. Visitors are invited to the gallery, located in the main lobby, to see the exhibition presenting contemporary photography that looks to the future while also linking [...]

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Alfred Schopf: Valbray and the EL1 Chronograph

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Leica Camera and Valbray, the renowned Swiss watchmakers, collaborated to produce to the EL1 Chronograph, a special limited edition celebrating 100 years of Leica photography. The Valbray EL1 Chronograph will be available only from select Leica Stores starting June 25th 2014. We spoke with Alfred Schopf, CEO of the Management Board of Leica Camera AG [...]

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Leica T Camera System: Photography in its Purest Form

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Leica Camera presents the Leica T Camera System, a new camera system that unites the fine art of engineering and hand-crafted excellence with design and handling in an entirely new and innovative concept. Unique in design and pared down to the essential functions, the new Leica T Camera System offers everything anyone could ever need for [...]

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David Bell: Leica Store Burlington

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Leica Camera Ltd recently celebrated the opening of its second store in London. The Leica Store Burlington is located in Burlington Arcade, the iconic runway uniting Piccadilly and Bond Street. We sat down with David Bell, Managing Director at Leica Camera Ltd, to discuss this new retail location and get the inside scoop on what’s [...]

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The Macallan’s Characters Captured: Eddie Aldridge, Farmer

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Photographer, Michael Agel visited The Macallan’s home in Speyside with a mission to capture the very heart of The Macallan and its people with the Leica X Vario. Michael says he “hopes the images take you on a journey of meaning and passion” and “capturing a special moment at a place like The Macallan Estate [...]

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The Macallan’s Characters Captured: George Craig, Production Team Leader

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Photographer, Michael Agel visited The Macallan’s home in Speyside with a mission to capture the very heart of The Macallan and its people with the Leica X Vario. Michael, who has shot for Rolling Stones magazine and photographed music legends such as Jamie Cullum and Bryan Adams while on tour, turned his lens to the [...]

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Season’s Greetings and Thank You for a Great 2013!

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Dear Leica Readers and Friends, Thank you for a great year! This will be the last blog post for 2013 and regular publishing will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2013. Thank you to Tim Chu who provided us with his image demonstrating #holidayspirit and all who uploaded pictures to our Facebook page. Before the Internet Team [...]

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David Rojkowski: LFI App Version 2.0.1 Released

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Leica Fotografie International (LFI) recently released version 2.0.1 of their app for iOS devices. The app can be downloaded in iTunes in either English or German. We spoke with David Rojkowski, News Editor at LFI in Hamburg, to learn what users can expect from the update. Q: A 2.0.1 version of the LFI app was [...]

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Debbie Pain: Saving the Spoon-Billed Sandpiper

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Leica Camera has teamed up with Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT) to support their “Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper” project. The partnership was announced at Birdfair 2013, which was held August 16 – 18 in Rutland, England. We spoke to Debbie Pain, Director of Conservation, to learn more about this cause. Q: Hi Debbie. Thanks for [...]

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El Sistema presented by Leica Camera at the Salzburg Festival

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Behind the expression ‘El Sistema’ is a program for the musical education of Venezuelan children and young people that is unique around the globe. Parallel to this year’s Salzburg Festival, Leica Camera will be showing equally unique images of the orchestra and, in a series of exhibitions, invites viewers to take a look behind the [...]

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*Updated With Winners* #LeicaMontreux: Tweet & Win Tickets to see Leonard Cohen, Prince and Sting at the Montreux Jazz Festival

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The Montreux Jazz Festival is back in Montreux, Switzerland July 5-20 and we have tickets to giveaway to see Leonard Cohen, Prince and Sting!  For each artist, we have two tickets to award one winner. To enter, fans must submit information in the form below, follow Leica Camera on Twitter and publish a tweet using the [...]

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