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Preview of Leitz Park in Wetzlar, Germany

A detailed rendering that looks at the design of the new Leitz Park being built in Wetzlar, Germany - the future home of Leica Camera AG:

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An Interview with Dr. Andreas Kaufmann

Here's a short interview (in German) with Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, shot during the recent ground-breaking ceremony:

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In related news, some more info covering the recent ceremony including Dr. Andreas Kaufmann and a look at the new Leitz Park:

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Happy Birthday to Dr. Ernst Leitz!

Today marks what would have been Dr. Ernst Leitz' 169th birthday! An entrepreneur and leader who had a great interest in microscopes, as well as passion for the natural world around him, founded Leica in Germany in 1869.

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Ground-breaking Ceremony in Wetzlar

Leica Camera AG commenced ground-breaking on a new headquarters at the Leitz Park in Wetzlar on April 25, 2012. Once complete, the new Schanzenfeld site will mark the company’s relocation from Solms. Read more below for the entire press release:

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Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

Added today is the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH review.

The Leica Noctilux - a lens that immediately conjures up a variety of responses from photographers, even those that don't shoot a Leica. The lens enjoys an almost mythical status as it belongs to a very select club of ultra-fast lenses. Few commercially available lenses can boast a speed of f/1 (let alone f/0.95). It is also much sought after due to a distinctive character that combines a razor-thin depth of field and relatively strong vignetting when shot wide open. How does the latest incarnation stack up?

Leica M9-P White Limited Edition

Commemorating the opening of Leica Daimaru Tokyo store and set to be released in July by Leica Camera Japan - a new Leica M9-P white limited edition camera was announced for the Japanese market. Only 50 pieces will be produced and will be available only from nine Leica store locations. This white kit comes with a silver Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 lens and a leather strap. The price is ¥2,620,000 (around $30,000).

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