Submitted by Double Negative on July 24, 2014 - 12:20pm
Leica Camera AG today has announced that it has acquired majority stake (75%) of Leica Shop in Vienna, Austria. Connected to the purchase are two Leica stores and the Auction House Westlicht, also in Vienna. Financial details were not disclosed by the parties. The Leica Shop was founded by Peter Coeln 23 years ago. Alfred Schopf says of the acquisition, "The majority takeover of Peter Coeln GesmbH is a unique opportunity for the Leica Camera AG, to further expand and strengthen the perception of the Leica brand in this field, the presence in the market for collectibles. We also benefit from the extensive experience of Peter Coelns in the resale of old and new Leica products in auctions and in the online trading of used cameras." Read more below for the full press release!
Submitted by Double Negative on July 21, 2014 - 9:38am
Submitted by Double Negative on July 16, 2014 - 5:30pm
Leica isn't just a camera, it's a lifestyle... So we're always on the lookout for cool stuff. Check out this unique leather Leica keychain which is made in Japan by Shiego Tanaka. They are organically tanned from the finest genuine leather, and use eco-friendly materials and non-toxic stains. They measure H27 x W45 x D25mm and weigh 15g. The ring is 25mm in diameter. Available for $18.99 USD with free shipping!
Submitted by Double Negative on July 15, 2014 - 10:24am
Submitted by Double Negative on July 15, 2014 - 8:28am
After a long time, and with much fanfare - Leica Camera AG has moved their HQ back to Wetzlar, Germany. What you perhaps may not have (yet) noticed, is that Leica cameras being produced in the new factory going forward are now sporting the appropriate return to "Leica Camera Wetzlar" engraved on the back! For a long time, they simply read "Leica Camera Made in Germany" (as seen below) and hasn't been seen on the M since the early Leica M6 models.
Submitted by Double Negative on July 11, 2014 - 8:16am
The theme of Leica's photo exhibition at the Photokina 2014 show this year in September will feature music and will include work from internationally renowned photographers such as Jim Marshall, Glen Craig, Jürgen Schade Berg, Anton Corbijn and more. Read more below for details!