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Leica T Website is Made Live by Accident

The Leica T website was made temporarily live, clearly by mistake. It has since been taken down. We've archived quite a bit of it for you, which you can see down below... If you want all the specs - we have those too! Read more below for details and pictures!

Mystery Leica on Auction at WestLicht

The mystery item "Edition 100 Years of Leica" is described as a special anniversary edition by the WestLicht auction house in Vienna, and the sale is part of a larger auction - "100 rare treasures from every epoch of technical development of Leitz history." This item, Lot 100 - is billed as one of the auction highlights. It won't be cheap; the opening bid is €22,000 ($30,391 USD). WestLicht says, "The secret will be disclosed on 22nd May, one day before the auction starts." Should be interesting! Read more below for details!

Leitz Park Goes with Bosse Furnishings

In a report on BusinessPartner PBS called "Furniture for Generations" (in German) we get a bit of a peek inside the new Leitz Park headquarters in Wetzlar, which is set to open in about a month on May 23, 2014. More specifically, the choice of Leica Camera AG to outfit the new digs with Bosse Design furnishings (e.g. desks, chairs, cubicles, etc.). It should come as perhaps no surprise, Bosse Design is a "Made in Germany" solution and are quintessentially German in design; very modern. They're located in Höxter - a 2.5 hour drive north of Wetzlar. Read more below for details and translation.


Lots of Birthday Celebrations!

The year 2014 marks several birthday celebrations... Everyone by now is probably aware that Leica is celebrating "100 Years of Leica Photography". In fact, they've released the D-LUX 6 "Edition 100" and S "Edition 100" camera sets as part of it. This coming Thursday, April 24th will continue that with a special event in Berlin announcing the new Leica T camera (the details of which you read here first). But did you also know that this year marks 60 years of the Leica M System (Overview) as well? Hard to believe, but even today's newest models (the M Monochrom, M-E and M) are all essentially unchanged from the original M3 of 1954!

Finally, La Vida Leica itself celebrates its third birthday!


Leica Store Milan to Open

Coming to Milan - is Leica Italy's latest store! The grand opening is scheduled for May 17, 2014. You may recall the boutique that opened in Milan last year in September. Read more below for details.


Celebrating 100 Years of Leica Photography

Here's a pair of cool videos, celebrating 100 years of Leica photography from 1914-2014. Read more below for the second - and more info.