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Dr. Andreas Kaufmann: “2023 is the best year in Leica’s history”

Phototrend published their interviews with Cyril Thomas, CEO of Leica France (from the 2023 Salon de la Photo 2023 show), and with Dr. Andreas Kaufmann. Here are a few quotes:

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Leica digest #101

→ Topaz Labs released a new version of Video Enhance AI with a new interface and improved AI technology (more info available here). Topaz Video AI is now $140 off  (use code GETVIDEOAI for an additional 15% off). → The new ON1 Photo RAW 2023 is now officially announced and available to order. The 2023 version is the most significant update in ON1 Photo RAW’s […]

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The Leica watches were spotted in Wetzlar (new Leitz LUX smartphone coming in December)

In addition to the new Q2 “Reporter” cameras, the Ralph Gibson’s Leica Hall of Fame Award, and the 2021 LOBA winners announcement during the recent events in Wetzlar, Leica also had a presentation on their Leica watches. Not much coverage is available online about this presentation, which means there was no new/important information. Even HODINKEE, […]

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Interview with Dr. Andreas Kaufmann

Another article from Reddotforum worth mentioning – an interview with Dr. Andreas Kaufmann (Chairman of the Board of Leica). Here are the most interesting points/quotes:

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More info on the Ernst Leitz Werkstätten and the new Leica watches

When the new Leica watches were officially announced, the ernst-leitz-werkstaetten.com website was offline. The site is now live and you can get some additional information on the new Leica L1 and L2 watches and Ernst Leitz Werkstätten in the form of an interview with Dr. Andreas Kaufmann:

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Leica executives visited the Russian KMZ plant where the new Zenit full-frame mirrorless digital camera will be produced

On October 12th, 2016 Leica executives, including Andreas Kaufmann (majority shareholder and chairman of the supervisory board of Leica) and Markus Limberger (COO, member of the management board) visited the KMZ plant in Russia following some conversations during the last Photokina show (KMZ = Krasnogorsk Mechanical Plant where the new Zenit camera will be produced). According to Patriot, […]

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Rumors: Zenit to work together with Leica on their upcoming full-frame mirrorless digital camera (did Leica purchased Zenit?)

  The first rumors about the Russian camera brand Zenit coming back to life started in February last year. The director of Rostec Communications and Strategic Studies Vasily Brovko said something very interesting in an interview back then: “This is a very high demand product, we want to make it a luxury device, by analogy […]

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Andreas Kaufmann’s personal dream is a “true Leica phone”

In an interview with CNBC Andreas Kaufmann, chairman of Leica’s supervisory board, made some interesting comments on a potential future Leica (smart)phone: It gets a bit confidential, but you could think of this: Are two camera systems enough for a smartphone? And that could give you a hint into the future. I am not sure […]

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