Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Dear Friends of Leica,

We hope you find the latest news, including about some novel developments in the world of Leica, both informative and interesting.

Your Leica Camera Team. 

Anniversary Book: Ninety Nine Years Leica
A company history, yet completely different.


The book is neither a corporate chronology nor an album; it provides no technical details, instructions nor many figures. In fact, it directs an emotional spotlight on 99 years of passion and enthusiasm for a small camera developed by Oskar Barnack. The book is not a tribute to the perfection of a product, but to the intensely emotive and legendary images that have been a part of our lives for almost a century.

Legendary cameras, inventors and innovators, great photographers and collages tell of Leica and its undying passion for technical innovation and the art of capturing life and the world around us in pictures.

Available from Leica Stores, Leica Boutiques and selected Leica Dealers.

Leica Wall Calendars
Two new Leica wall calendars for 2013


Leica S Calendar

Images captured by the British portrait and fashion photographer Rankin.

 photographer Rankin.


This calendar presents 12 images from various sessions captured by the British photographer Rankin with the new Leica S. Hair is the core theme of all these images, and for this project, the Londoner worked in collaboration with prominent stylists.

Leica M Monochrom Calendar

Stars of the international music scene at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2012.


Among others the images show Erykah Badu, Alanis Morissette, Kimbra, Sebastien Tellier, Hugh Laurie, Buddy Guy, James Carter and Katie Melua. Photographer Michael Agel documented the festivals unique atmosphere with the Leica M Monochrom and dramatically depicted the artists shown in the calendar.

Leica Oskar Barnack Award

Invitation to submit entries for the 2013.


Leica Camera once again invites professional photographers to submit entries to their international photography competition, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award.

Photographers wishing to take part may submit their photographic projects online between 15 January and 1 March 2013. The terms and conditions of entry can be downloaded from www.leica-oskar-barnack-award.com shortly before the start of the competition.

The winner of the 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award will receive a Leica M camera with lens worth approximately 10,000 in addition to a cash prize of 5,000.

The Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award, for (prospective) professional photographers aged 25 and under will also be presented.

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