Monthly Archives: August 2011

Leica Camera AG looking to further increase production capacity

Some interesting points from a recent article on Leica Camera AG publish on mittelhessen.de (in English): Leica increased lens production from 63 to 120 per day. The goal fot this fiscal year is 240 lenses per day. Leica now has 59 store worldwide. Dr. Andreas Kaufmann currently owns 95% of Leica’s stock and could not buy the remaining […]

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Leica Camera AG Q1 financial results for 2011/2012 fiscal year are out

Leica Camera AG released its interim financial report for first quarter of the 2011/2012 fiscal year. Sales are up 28.7% compared with previous year. Leica has also taken “measures designed to improve stock availability”. Here is the full report: Leica Camera Group maintained its growth during the first quarter of the new fiscal year. At EUR 72,313,000, sales […]

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Leica Camera AG approves dividend

Annual General Meeting of Leica Camera AG approves dividend / year concludes with record sales / Board of Management reaffirms results forecast On August 12, 2011 in the Wetzlarer Rittal-Arena, the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) of Leica Camera AG, Solms resolved to distribute a dividend for the first time since 1997. The dividend […]

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The new Leica Compendium book should be available tomorrow

Update: the book is now available on LFI-online and Amazon. The new limited edition of the Leica Compendium book by Erwin Puts should be available tomorrow. The new edition will include new pages, additional images and rewritten paragraphs. The price will be 78 Euros. The previous version is already sold out.

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The Leica wedding

The Leica Guy got married and of course the entire wedding had a Leica theme. Here is the Leica groom’s cake: and the Leica .95 Noctilux ring:

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Leica’s new compact mirrorless system camera: priced between the X1 and M9, compatible with M-mount lenses

Richard Swan from Leica UK shared some details on their upcoming compact mirrorless system camera with TechRadar. The new product line will be placed somewhere between the X1 and M9 in terms of pricing. As previous reprots indicated, the camera will have at least an APS-C sized sensor. Another interesting comment was that “any future […]

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Leica Summilux-C cinema lenses now shipping

Band Pro announced that the first sets of Leica Summilux-C cinema lenses have shipped from the new factory in Wetzlar, Germany. The Leica Cine lenses are exclusively distributed by Band Pro. A set of eight lenses costs $178,000. Here are three sample videos shot with the new Summilux-C cinema lenses and various cameras (Arri Alexa, Red Epic-M, Sony F35):

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