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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...

Leica Releases v1.162 Firmware for M9

Today Leica has released the latest firmware for the M9, v1.162. You can download it here, along with the instructions and a list of the improvements. The improvements for this release are...