Submitted by Double Negative on July 10, 2012 - 9:37am
Leica Camera Inc. has issued a press release over the promotion of Roland Wolff to Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Retail. Read more below for the full press release. Congratulations, Roland!
Submitted by Double Negative on June 21, 2012 - 8:56am
The Why Leica Is Opening So Many Stores
article in Businessweek provides further insight into why Leica Shuns Online in Favor of Physical Stores
(an article we posted just a few days ago). Interesting time for specialty "boutique" stores - especially camera makers in light of competition from smartphones and other P&S cameras, a market which is essentially saturated by big box stores such as Best Buy. Looking to copy
the success of high-end clothing and Apple Stores perhaps?
Submitted by Double Negative on June 15, 2012 - 5:54pm
In the article "Leica Shuns Online in Favor of Physical Stores over on PSFK, the author mentions the start of the Leica Stores in the U.S. Perhaps most of us already knew about the new Washington D.C. store, or even the new ones in New York and Miami due to open by the end of the summer. What's revealing is that Leica Camera AG hopes to grow the number of outposts from 37 to 200 worldwide by 2016.
Submitted by Double Negative on June 15, 2012 - 8:42am
Submitted by Double Negative on June 13, 2012 - 9:00am
There's a new firmware version in the works for the M9/M9-P over at Leica. It will focus on further SD card compatibility - such as with a SanDisk 64GB SDXC Extreme Pro Class 10 UHS-I card. Since their last crowd-sourced beta testing was such a success, they're soliciting volunteers again.
Submitted by Double Negative on June 7, 2012 - 2:09pm
Leitz-Park GmbH, the developer of the new Leica Camera AG company headquarters in the Leitz Park in Wetzlar, Germany donated a sculpture to the city. On-hand for the ceremony were Mayor Wolfram Dette, Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Prime Minister of the State Hesse Jörg-Uwe Hahn and District Chief Executive Wolfgang Schuster. Read more below for additional photos and info!
Submitted by Double Negative on May 31, 2012 - 9:26am
Leica Product Manager Mathieu Musnier "unboxing" the new limited edition Leica M9-P »Edition Hermès« introduced in Berlin at the "LEICA - DAS WESENTLICHE" on May 10, 2012. It follows the Leica MP »Edition Hermès« (2003) and the Leica M7 »Edition Hermès« (2009), this is the third in a line of premium special editions of the Leica M-System to be created in collaboration with Hermès:
Submitted by Double Negative on May 31, 2012 - 8:55am
In a recent interview with Fujifilm CEO Shigetaka Komori - German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine dove into some financial conversation. Much of what was said didn’t pertain directly to photography, but certain parts of the interview were very interesting indeed as far as Leica goes. Read more below for the details...
Submitted by Double Negative on May 11, 2012 - 10:34pm
In this article on BJP it appears that Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, head of the supervisory board at Leica, says that the firm was still studying plans for a new interchangeable lens system. "We can't produce enough of what we already have," he explains. "There's a project in place, but no timeframe. But you should come to our event on 17 September to see what we have."
Alfred Schopf, Leica's CEO, goes further. "We already have the best compact camera system here, with the M9. Now, we have to look at the size of the lenses. Do we like having a Coca-Cola can in front of a small camera body. The combination between the camera body and the lens has to fit." Asked whether it meant that the new product might not be a "compact" model, Scholf acquiesced.
Submitted by Double Negative on May 11, 2012 - 9:26am
Peter Karbe, lens designer and head of optics at Leica introduces the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. Read more below to see what he had to say about it...