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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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Leica digest

  → J.B. Camera Designs has a new bamboo grip designed for Leica M10 cameras (more info here). J.B.Desing products are also available for sale on Amazon. → Walter Leica has a new WALTER SD memory card holder.

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Leica is selling over 100,000 cameras per year

Few quotes from a recent Leica article/interview with Andreas Kaufmann at the Austrian website/magazine Diepresse.com (Google translation):

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More Leica interviews

Two new interviews with Leica representatives at Photokina were published online: Reddotforum interview with Peter Karbe on the Leica SL system: the new Summicron SL lenses are the “next level image quality” Focus-numerique interview with Dr. Andreas Kaufmann (Google translation) – The lens in the Leica Sofort instant camera is the same as the one in Fujifilm […]

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