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Silke Bernhardt New Head of Communications

Silke Bernhardt will be taking over for Sandra Sczesny who was promoted recently, into the spot left when Oliver Kaltner was promoted to CEO and left his position as head of marketing. Leica is simply filling vacancies. Read more below for the press release.

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New Product Directions for Leica

As we've written about earlier, Oliver Kaltner takes over as CEO of Leica Camera AG, effective today, April 1, 2015. Apparently his extensive background in marketing will have an impact on the future of Leica as well. Some well-placed sources have shared with us a few startling new product directions that will soon take effect, in an effort to boost flagging sales of late. Read more below for the revelations!

Leica M Monochrom Processing HOWTOs

Jan Gütter has made several videos regarding the Leica M Monochrom; processing, Lightroom workflow and more. Read more below for others!


The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution

Jim Marshall, as many of you may know - was a successful (Leica) photographer that captured incredible images in and around Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco) and the wider music scene from 1965 to 1968. As we reported about a year ago, he was awarded a Grammy posthumously after passing away on March 26, 2010. HuffPo has a story running called "The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution" which talks about the book of the same name which features more than 300 color and black-and-white photographs that he shot during this time. Definitely worth checking out.

New Leica M Monochrom Release Soon

Another La Vida Leica exclusive! The Leica M Monochrom, introduced in May of 2012, was a gamble on Leica's part that proved to be more successful than anticipated. A camera that its owners truly enjoy, from yours truly to Zack Snyder and Lenny Kravitz. The next iteration has been rumored for quite some time, to be based on the current Leica M (Type 240). Read more below!

Aerial View of Leitz Park

Get an aerial view of Leitz Park, Leica Camera's headquarters, and discover where the heart of Leica photography beats.


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