Leica Compendium book is now sold out

The last version of the Leica Compendium book by Erwin Puts is now sold out. Around 1000 copies were printed. The old version went up in price after being discontinued few months ago.

Erwin Puts also published a 129 pages Leica Pocket Guide that can be downloaded for free here.

More Leica books can be found here.

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  • Just waiting for my copy to arrive. It is an expensive book, but then again everything in the Leica world is kind of expensive.

    • Adam, this is the most comprehensive Leica book I’ve seen so far – it’s 600 pages. You will be able to get your money back if you decide to sell it 🙂

  • Vlad Dusil

    ^So am I. 🙂

  • Maiko

    1,000 copies?

    Will there be a second edition?

    • Maiko, this is actually the second edition. Not sure if Mr. Puts will print more copies – probably not since this was a “limited edition”

      • maiko

        Strange… I would expect a limited edition Leica book to be bonded in fake ostrich testicle leather 😉

        Sorry, I meant a second print of this edition. Sure, it is clever to bring a limited edition, which is probably wrapped air tight, of such a book. But what about the people which will actually read this book?

        Was there a second print of the 1st edition?

        • not sure, I can ask Mr. Puts

          • antoniop

            If there is much more demands will be more copies or an electronic pdf payed download version?

  • Jeremy

    This isn’t about money. I am sure that the printing cost was very close to the amount he charged. I think the limiting factor is effort. He is basically self-published, and it is a lot of work to get the actual books all together and ship them all over the world.

    There may be a PDF available in the future, but since only a fraction of a percent of people sent him money for his 1st edition work in pdf, I’m sure he won’t be in much of a hurry to do it.

    • maiko

      “This isn’t about money…” Hehehehehehehe… sure.

  • regular

    I am suprised by the impressive number of typo/grammar/syntax errors in my copy.
    Does anyone feel the same?

  • Vadim

    Just reading about this book….what is about overall ? all the leica lenses ?
    Would it be something similar to the “Eyes of EOS – EF Lens Work” by Canon in the leica world ?



    • It’s pretty much all about Leica – history, details about products, many illustrations.

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