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This Gold-Plated Leica from 1931 Sold for $683,000

TechComments ⋅ May 28, 2013
A rare ‘Luxus’ Leica camera recently fetched $683,000 at an auction in Vienna. Made in 1931, the gold-plated camera was covered with lizard leather and came with two lenses.  The former owner of the antique was none other than German spar...

Leica Teases a New Mini Edition of its M Camera

TechComments ⋅ May 24, 2013
Leica’s premiere digital rangefinder series, dubbed simply the “M” series, will gain a new member next month – June 11 to be exact. Previewed on the brand’s website is this image of a black box with its circular brand icon in the corner a...

Minox DDC Miniature Leica Replica Camera

TechComments ⋅ Mar 18, 2013
Minox, famed for its early spy cameras and its current crop of replica miniature cameras, has announced a new version of its classic miniature Leica replica camera. Dubbed the DCC, it features a 14-megapixel CMOS sensor capable of shooting video as w...

Leica X2 White Limited Edition Camera for Daimaru Shinsaibashi Leica

TechComments ⋅ Mar 12, 2013
It’s not like any particular Leica camera isn’t a collectable, yet a limited edition commemorative model may take slight precedence over others. In celebration of opening a new store in Osaka, Japan, Leica will present a very rare renditi...

Jon Humphries and Leica Combine Skateboarding and M Photography

ArtsComments ⋅ Mar 11, 2013
Jon Humphries has captured pinnacle moments in skateboarding, from immortalizing Heath Kirchart riding his motorcycle to a role as top photographer for Nike SB. The revered photographer has amassed a large body of work over the years, many favorites...

Porter Classic Founder Katsuyuki Yoshida Shares His Love of Photography

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 28, 2013
With the availability of information in the digital age of today we have all come to know our favorite artisans, both name and face – a virtue not all too common before the invention of the web. What’s less frequent however, is knowing th...

Leica – Revival of a Legend Video

TechComments ⋅ Jan 5, 2013
Undoubtedly bolstered by a strong demand for analog photography, and the insatiable consumer thirst of a burgeoning Mainland China market, Leica has seen its fortunes turn around significantly within the last 10 years. In a short segment se...

The Most Affordable Way to Own a Leica Is Through These Coffee Cups

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 20, 2012
Leica arguably produces the most sought-after cameras in photography. Few, however, have been able to own a piece of the company’s meticulously crafted goods–until now. Leica announced that it will release two special lens-styled mugs for...

Bonhams to Hold Auction in Hong Kong for Rare Leica Cameras

TechComments ⋅ Oct 3, 2012
Famed auction house Bonhams is set to hold a fairly sizable auction containing some of the most prestigious and rare Leica cameras to date. The collection contains more than 250 piece of Leica cameras and accessories from a group of select collectors...

Apple x Leica? Rumors of Jonathan Ive Designing a Camera for 2013

TechComments ⋅ Sep 18, 2012
Legendary Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive is rumored to be designing a limited edition Leica camera. According to PetaPixel, Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, president of the German camera maker, said at a special event this week that a limited version of the n...

Leica’s New M-E Camera

TechComments ⋅ Sep 18, 2012
Leica’s new M-E camera marks a return to the roots of the M-System with a focus on essential photographic functions. The most compact full-format camera system in the world, the camera purposely lacks some of the features that are technically p...

Leica Introduces New M Camera

TechComments ⋅ Sep 18, 2012
The new Leica M camera is the company’s most innovative and versatile M-camera to date. With a newly developed 24 megapixel full 35mm format CMOS sensor, other highlights include a splash-proof camera body, electronic viewfinder and live view a...

Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith

TechComments ⋅ Sep 17, 2012
Inspired by his longtime love of photography, celebrated English fashion designer Paul Smith has teamed up with Leica for its latest collaborative camera, this time taking the form of the Leica X2. Combining British style with German design, the came...

The Leica D-Lux 6 and V-Lux 4 Get an Early Preview

TechComments ⋅ Sep 12, 2012
Set to be officially announced to the photographic world on September 17, 2012, preliminary images reveal the simplistic, yet high-powered capabilities of both the Leica D-Lux 6 and V-Lux 4. Based on the outward designs of both the Panasonic LX7 and...

Bruce Davidson: A Lifetime with Leica Video

TechComments ⋅ Aug 8, 2012
Renowned photojournalist Bruce Davidson recently sat down with Leica in his own home to reflect on his storied career. A Leica enthusiast from day one, Davidson rose to prominence through his depictions of street gangs and the civil rights struggles...