Centennial

Leica: 100 Years of Capturing the Moment

The Telegraph has an article called "Leica: 100 years of capturing the moment." It's a brief, whirlwind tour of a century of Leica photography - from Oskar Barnack's Ur Leica to the Leica 1 and later Leica M. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Robert Capa and William Eggleston are mentioned, of course. Wrapping up the article is the move to digital. Another article explores "Leica Looks to the Future."

Leica D-LUX 6 Edition 100 Set

Hot on the heels of yesterday's release of the Leica S Edition 100 Set and X Vario in silver comes the Leica D-LUX 6 Edition 100. It will be available as of April 2014. Only 5,000 will be made, and you can find out more here. You can grab one at Leica Store Miami!

Leica S Edition 100 Set

What do you get the Leica photographer that has everything? The new Leica S Edition 100 Set of course! Priced at $34,500 USD, it comes complete with a Leica S (Typ 006) camera and the two most popular S lenses - the Leica Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH CS and the Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH CS. Each piece features special engraving - the centennial logo and comes in a Rimowa Topas Multiwheel Cabin Trolley in bright aluminum. You can find out more here. Read more below for additional info and images!

Leica Camera Turns 100!

This year, 2014 - marks the 100th anniversary of Leica Camera - which was started in 1914 when Oskar Barnack created the very first Leica (for Leitz Camera, a.k.a. the Ur Leica). You can read more about Oskar Barnack and his Leica (translated into English via Google). Read more below for the press release and photos (including the new 100 Leica logo - seen here first)!

Portuguese Photography & 100 Years Leica

The site Público has a story, "Portuguese photography featured prominently in the exhibition celebrating 100 years of Leica" (in Portuguese). It talks about Portuguese photographers such as Gérard Castello-Lopes, Victor Palla, Varela Pécurto, Edward Harrington Sena, Sena da Silva and Fernando Taborda of the 1950s and 1960s - many of which shot with a Leica. Follow along as Hans-Michael Koetzle (pictured above) talks about some of the history involved. A rather interesting read! Read more below for translation!

Andreas Kaufmann Honored by Wetzlar

Mittelhessen.de reports, Andreas Kaufmann Receives Honorary Gift of the City (in German). The honorary gift of Wetzlar is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the social, political and economic development of the city, and has been awarded 49 times to date. This time it was Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of Leica Camera AG who was due to receive it. In a ceremony on October 8, 2013 (Tuesday) at the Palais Papius, city mayor Wolfram Dette said of Kauffmann, "You are a person who has left a mark in Wetzlar... and made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of this business location, to securing and creating jobs, urban development and not least, through its capital contribution in difficult times." About 100 million Euros were invested in Wetzlar, and the development of the city was affected most positively with the creation of the new Wetzlar Park headquarters. Read more below for the translation.

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