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

Erykah Badu © Michael Agel

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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René Burri: Leica Hall of Fame Award Winner 2013

© René Burri

On June 26, 2013, Dr. Andreas Kaufmann presented the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2013 to Swiss photographer René Burri in Zurich. In recognition for his work, Burri received a Leica M Monochrom. The body of the camera is engraved with the name of the award and the signature of the award winner. The prize [...]

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#LeicaWho from Positive View Foundation’s Event “Landmark: the Fields of Photography”

© Robert Leslie

A private viewing of Positive View Foundation’s exhibition “Landmark: the Fields of Photography,” which celebrates 21st century landscape photography, was held at Somerset House on March 13, 2013. Leica Camera was on hand participating in the event with a pop-up Leica S Portrait Studio. Photographer Robert Leslie, known for documenting the greats of photography at [...]

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Intermediate State: Valentine’s Photographic Challenge

The Loved One

We were completely overwhelmed by all of your entries in our “The Loved One” Valentine’s Day photographic challenge! We are lucky to have such an engaged community. We have narrowed down the selection to the below entries. When picking the finalists, we looked at the creativity, originality, and given proposal for the blog post. All of [...]

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Alfred Schopf: Inspiration Behind “Ninety Nine Years Leica”

© Leica Camera AG

Revealed at the LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE event the night before photokina 2012, the new book “Ninety Nine Years Leica” by the Hamburg publisher 99pages is a nod to Leica Camera’s history and the emotions and legendary images that have been a part of our lives for nearly a century. After reading through its 300 [...]

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Leica Camera AG And René Staud At Schloss Bensberg Classics 2012

© René Staud

Leica Camera AG continued its successful collaboration with the Schloss Bensberg Classics in 2012. This year, the company from Solms in Hesse with a long-standing tradition of excellence in manufacturing photographic and sport optics products again has been partner of this premium event for classic automobiles that began with the help of Leica in 2009. [...]

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We’ll See You in Cologne…Or Online Tonight!

Marius Græsby

On the eve of photokina there may be a flood…of wall posts and tweets coming from our “LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE” party tonight! If you’ve ever needed an excuse, now is the time to connect with us on our social platforms so you don’t miss any of the festivities and announcements: The event’s [...]

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The Opening of Leica Mayfair, London

Leica Mayfair, London Opening

On 10 July 2012, Leica Camera Ltd. officially opened the doors to its brand new premises at 27 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London W1. Located opposite the Leica Store Mayfair, the new retail complex incorporates Café Optik on the ground floor, a complimentary café-style area for Leica owners. Here customers can seek advice and technical support from Leica’s [...]

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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012 – Finalists’ Portfolios

© Piotr Zbierski

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012 recorded over 2,800 entries from professional photographers in 101 countries this year. This video shows the portfolios of the award winners and finalists. United States photographer Frank Hallam Day won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his portfolio, “Alumascapes,” and Polish photographer Piotr Zbierski won the Leica Oskar Barnack [...]

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Announcing the Leica Oskar Barnack Award Winners of 2012

airstream trailer, florida at night

First prize in this year’s highly prestigious photography competition, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012, goes to US photographer Frank Hallam Day. For his portfolio, “Alumascapes,” he will receive a Leica M9-P camera and a lens worth around €10,000, as well as a cash prize of €5,000. The second winner in this year’s competition is Piotr [...]

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Barbara Klemm – Leica Hall of Fame Award 2012

Barbara Klemm

Announced at the ”LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE” in Berlin, Barbara Klemm is the recipient of the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2012. The prize is awarded to photographers who have rendered outstanding service to the Leica brand and to the genre of photography. Barbara was awarded this honor due to her achievements in political and historical documentation [...]

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We’re Out of Town Today…in Berlin!


Dear Leica Readers and Friends, We’re interrupting our regular blog post schedule today because the Internet Team is preparing for the “LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE” event taking place tonight in Berlin. Leica is celebrating the essence of the art of photography: ‘Das Wesentliche’, the essential element of a moment in time. While many Leica photographers, guests [...]

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René Winklbauer: Let Loose at IWA

René gets a hold of a crossbow

Last Friday at about 0900 hours Leica Internet Team member René Winklbauer escaped from the Leica Headquarters in Solms. After an extensive search we found René hiding in the depths of the Leica Sporting Optics booth at IWA & Outdoor Classics in Nuremberg. This seemingly mild-mannered young man was set loose among an exhibition hall full of hunting [...]

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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012: Now Accepting Entries!

Oskar Barnack

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award, named for the inventor of the Leica, will be presented for the 33rd time this year. Leica Camera AG hands out two awards as part of this competition. The Leica Oskar Barnack Award is given to a current professional photographer who will receive a Leica M9-P camera with lens worth approximately [...]

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You’re Invited to Join the New Leica Hunting and Birding Communities

Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival 2012

In our effort to continuously improve our relationship with friends, customers and enthusiasts, we are excited to announce two new online spaces dedicated to our sport optics customers: the Leica Hunting and Leica Birding communities. The new Leica Hunting and Leica Birding pages launched February 1 on Facebook. The original Leica Sport Optics page has been transformed into Leica Hunting [...]

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