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Leica Explains M9 and M9-P Delays

In an article on TechRadar, Leica UK's Richard Swan spoke of the delays the company had been experiencing, suggesting an average/maximum three month wait for most customers. He went on to say that Leica is in no rush to speed up the process, allowing factories to take as long as they needed. "We won't rush to get them out, just to meet demand – that's not the Leica way - and the Japanese have bigger issues to tackle at the moment."

Interesting Look at Leica Manufacturing

Check out The Leica Manufacturing Process post on the Leica Camera Blog for an interesting insight into how lenses are manufactured by the elves in Solms.

Leica Pays Dividend for the First Time Since 1997

Leica Camera AG, Solms, finished the 2010/2011 financial year (1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011) with record sales. With total sales of €248.8 m, the Hessian company with a long tradition of manufacturing cameras and sport optics products increased its sales by 57.2% compared to the previous year (€158.2 m). The company’s earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were almost six times higher. They rose from €7.4 m in the previous financial year to €41.5 m. The group profit was also higher than expected at €36.3 m, more than 11 times higher than the previous year (€3.2 m). At the company’s AGM on 12 August 2011, the board and supervisory board will propose that the shareholders distribute a dividend of €0.30 per share as a result of the positive balance. This would be the company’s first dividend payment since 1997...


Leica Expects Moderate Growth After Record Year

The Leica Camera 2011/2011 Annual Report is out (but only in German presently). In a nutshell, from FinanzNachrichten.de...


Interview with Dr. Andreas Kaufmann and Alex Majoli

Leica Announces Super-Elmar 21mm f/3.4 ASPH

Today's the big day in Paris, at the joint Magnum-Leica event.

Just announced is the new Leica Super-Elmar 21mm f/3.4 ASPH - here's the press release...