Monday, February 20, 2012


In the late 70s and early 80s I was involved in publishing the Barnack & Berek Newsletter which soon evolved into the BB Magazine for Leica Owners.  Both were very well received and quickly gained a loyal number of readers.  This definitely was a labor of love.  Unfortunately, the economic downturn in the early 80s made it impossible to continue publishing.

For this blog I will accumulate the best and most interesting articles and information about all things Leica on a daily basis.
It is my hope that this blog is received well and that it serves to help gain a better understanding of the Leica and photography in general.

For any questions or comments, please contact me at


  1. Please Note:

    I just started this blog and it will take a few days to have it fully up and running.
    I appreciate your patience.

  2. The Leica and cameras and photography in general certainly offer a lot of topics for discussion. But we must not forget the ultimate purpose of why we have cameras; to take pictures. For that reason I would like to start a weekly (or possibly daily) gallery of photographs. But I don’t want this to be a showcase for just my own work; to the contrary, I would like to encourage everyone to submit photographs for display on this blog. The copyright to the photographs will remain with the photographer and no pictures will ever be used for any other purpose unless permission is given by the copyright holder.
    No registration for this site is necessary. Just email any of the photographs to either of my email addresses at: or

    If possible, please include the make and model of the camera (any camera, not just Leica) and any other information you deem important.

    It is my hope that this may become one of the most sought after topics of this blog.

    Thank you,

    Heinz Richter