One Hundred Years of Leica Photography

March 25, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras, Digital SLR Cameras | 0 Comments |
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This year, Leica Camera AG is celebrating the 100th birthday of Oskar Barnack's 'Ur-Leica.' "On the occasion of this very special anniversary, 2014 will see not only numerous events, but also a series of centennial editions," the company promises.  The first of these special centennial editions is the Leica S 'Edition 100' (pictured), a kit that comprises a Leica S medium-format system camera and two of the most popular S lenses, each featuring a leaf shutter - the Leica Summarit-S 70 mm f/2.5 ASPH CS and the Leica Elmarit-S 30 mm f/2.8 ASPH CS. The second special edition is the Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition 100'. This centennial edition set includes a Leica D-Lux 6 compact camera in a two-colour finish with a silver lens and a high-gloss black camera body, featuring the centennial logo on the front plate.

The Leica S 'Edition 100' will be available for $34,500. The Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition 100' can be had for £660/$950.

Leica Press Release

100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY

CELEBRATE OUR CENTENARY WITH US

The year 1914 saw the birth of 35 mm Leica photography as we know it today. Oskar Barnack made the Leitz Camera, the very first Leica, 100 years ago. And now, in 2014, Leica Camera AG is celebrating the centenary year of this occasion with numerous events, exhibitions and exciting new products. The theme for this centennial celebration is ‘100 years of Leica photography'. Celebrate with us and look forward to many surprises that we will present to you regularly on our website.

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CENTENNIAL PRODUCTS

On the occasion of this very special anniversary, 2014 will see not only numerous events, but also a series of centennial editions. Here are the first two editions. Keep a look out for more surprises.

LEICA S ‘EDITION 100’

The first of these special centennial editions is the Leica S 'Edition 100'. which comprises a Leica S medium-format system camera and two of the most popular S lenses, both with a central shutter, offering exceptional versatility in a wide range of situations - the Leica Summarit-S 70 mm f/2.5 ASPH. CS and the Leica Elmarit-S 30 mm f/2.8 ASPH. CS. The Leica S and both lenses are specially engraved with our centennial logo and presented in a bright aluminium protective case.

LEICA D-LUX 6 ‘EDITION 100’

The second special edition of this centennial year, 2014, is the Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition 100'. This centennial edition set includes a Leica D-Lux 6 compact camera in a two-colour finish with a silver lens and a high-gloss black camera body, featuring special engraving - the centennial logo - which appears on the front of the camera body. The camera is complemented by an elegant camera case in matching genuine black leather also bearing the centennial logo and a carrying strap and wrist strap to match.



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