This video presents “Leitz-Park Wetzlar – Presserundgang 1.”
- The very brief introduction is in German. And the rest of the video is in English.
This is an update to these previous blogs:
- You’re Invited: Official Opening of Leica Camera AG in Leitz-Park, Wetzlar & Celebration of ‘100 Years of Leica Photography’ 24 May 2014
One hundred years ago in Wetzlar, Oskar Barnack laid down the foundation stone for Leica and the Leica brand of cameras and lenses. To celebrate this jubilee, Leica Fotografie International (LFI) has produced a special edition 100 Years of Leica magazine, wherein you can learn everything of relevance about the prestigious Leica brand.
LFI Special Edition / 100 Years of Leica includes the following contents:
The brand core
Chapter 1: Tradition, transformation, innovation: What is behind Leica legend, how does Leica define itself today – and what does it mean for photographers?
Oskar Barnack’s epochal invention
Chapter 2: how the Leica came into being – Oskar Barnack’s epochal invention. Ready to shoot 100 years ago, the camera that rang in a new era of imaging culture in 1925: Barnack’s ‘small film camera’
The Barnack albums
Chapter 3: from the life of the Barnack family. An attic-treasure: previously unknown photos from the estate of Oskar Barnack’s granddaughter.
From Elmar to Apo-Summicron
Chapter 4: optical excellence: From Elmar to Apo-Summicron. How the art of building Leica lenses developed since the days of Max Berek – the 50 mm lens throughout the years.
The Leica M-System
Chapter 5: The almost timeless Leica rangefinder: The M Leica has fascinated lovers of photography since 1954 – the eptinome of the precision camera, whether digital or film.
The Leica R-System
Chapter 6: An intermezzo: the 35 mm SLR. The R-System once secured Leica’s survival – but lacked the essential features to secure its own.
The Leica S-System
Chapter 7: The S-System: “Let’s take the risk …” How Leica regained the trust of professional photographers – with an extraordinary digital medium format system.