An event, such as a trade show, news release or appearance - see also Exhibition.

Colorful Leica Cameras for a Good Cause

Dortmund's children at the Kleine Kielstraße and Diesterweg Primary Schools have, through the initiative of Kinderlachen e.V. - unleashed their creativity. They have painted and decorated 140 cardboard Leica M cameras that will be on display in Wetzlar's Leitz Park. In return for the colorful and unique works of art, Leica Camera has given support to the non-profit organization and has made two unique cameras in the Kinderlachen design available. The cameras, a Leica M (Type 240) and a Leica M-E that were designed by the Munich artist Helmut Lutter, true to those created by the third and fourth graders Nesrin and René. Read more below for details!


Leica "Das Plätzchen" Contest 2014

Get out the sugar, flour, and baking supplies, we're bringing back our Holiday Cookie Contest and have some new things in store! Read more below for details!


Leica & Miami Street Photography Festival 2014

The third annual Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF), in partnership with Leica Camera, will once again showcase the best of contemporary street photography, as viewed through the eyes of emerging photographers in the genre. “We are very excited to be partnering again this year with Leica in hosting this world class photography event,” said festival founder Juan Jose Reyes. “The goal of the festival is to establish a global platform for learning through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other activities, and to elevate Miami as a center for photography.” It runs from December 4-7, 2014. Read more below for details!

Better Vacation Photos - For a Price

These tips come from Tom A. Smith and Craig Semetko, via Leica's Destinations in Focus program of workshops, which promise to "combine the inspirational and educational experience of a Leica Akademie workshop with the five-star luxury and personalized service of a members-only stay in an Exclusive Resorts villa." While the destinations and resorts vary, they certainly are grand - and include Costa Rica, Mexico and Tucson, AZ currently. We initially wrote about this last year, when the program was announced. Not cheap, by any stretch of the imagination... They start at $2,999 USD and reach a lofty $7,000 USD.

100 Days in Tibet: The Leica S2

Three years ago, German photographer York Hovest made a promise to the Dalai Lama: that he would travel to Tibet, to places perhaps never seen before by tourists, and take photographs. Last month, Hovest delivered on his promise. With the help of Dr. Andreas Kaufmann and a Leica S2 in-hand, York Hovest set upon an epic journey. Read more about this fascinating story over on Die Welt in the article, "100 Days in Tibet: A Photographer's Promise to the Dalai Lama."

He places the Leica S2, a device weighing around three kilograms, on the tripod. Despite the clouds, the photographer tries to adjust the setting. This, too, is a race against time: Glove off, select the menu options and turn the control dial, glove back on and then warm the gloved hand in his trousers again. He only has a few seconds to work with his free hand. Otherwise he risks no longer being able to move it.

La Vida Leica Leads Photokina 2014 Coverage!

There's no doubt about it - this year's Leica Camera AG event at the Photokina 2014 show in Cologne, Germany was their biggest, by far. Releasing no less than eight cameras, eight lenses, a huge assortment of accessories, the Fotopark cloud service and a whole bunch of firmware updates. Even Zeiss and Voigtländer joined the party! La Vida Leica was proud to be the first website in the world with such complete coverage of all of these wonderful products. We'd like to thank our sources that helped make our predictions essentially 100% correct leading up to the big day! A lot of people didn't believe us... At first! We wish Leica Camera AG much success with their fantastic new products! Please enjoy the easy-to-browse product matrix at the top of our homepage to catch up on all the news. Read more below!

60 Years of Leica M Event at Photokina

Leica will be holding a special "60 Years of Leica M" event at Photokina 2014 on September 16, 2014 at 7:30pm - the first day of the show. Read more about what you might expect including the official Leica schedule of events here. Catch up on the entire M system since 1954! There is a high confidence for Leica to Announce New Film Leica M-A at this event! Read more below for more info!