Leica is a German company that manufactures cameras, lenses, binoculars, rifle scopes, and ophthalmic lenses. The company is known for its high-quality optics and cameras which are popular among photographers and enthusiasts.
Founded in 1914 by Ernst Leitz.
The name 'Leica' is derived from the first three letters of the founder's last name and the first two letters of the word camera.
Leica is known for its pioneering work in developing 35mm cameras.
During World War II, Leica's factory was used to produce optical equipment for the German military.
After the war, the company started producing cameras again and gained popularity among photographers worldwide.
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A digital camera designed for professional photographers. It has a 40-megapixel sensor and can shoot at up to 10 frames per second.
A compact camera designed for black and white photography. It has a 47-megapixel sensor and can shoot at up to 10 frames per second.
A full-frame mirrorless camera designed for professional photographers. It has a 24-megapixel sensor and can shoot at up to 25 frames per second.
A high-speed lens designed for the Leica M mount. It has an aperture of f/0.95, making it ideal for low-light photography.
Binoculars designed for wildlife observation and bird watching. They have a 10x magnification and a 42mm lens diameter.
Leica cameras are expensive and can range from $2,000 to $10,000 or more depending on the model and features.
Leica cameras are expensive because of their high-quality optics and precision engineering. They are also handmade in Germany which adds to the cost.
Leica cameras are worth the investment if you are a professional photographer or enthusiast who values high-quality optics and precision engineering. However, if you are on a budget, there are other camera brands that offer similar features at a lower price.
Leica products come with a two-year warranty that covers manufacturing defects and workmanship.
Leica's M camera system is a rangefinder system that uses interchangeable lenses while the SL camera system is a mirrorless system that uses autofocus lenses. The M system is aimed at photographers who prefer manual focusing and a more traditional photographic experience while the SL system is aimed at photographers who prefer autofocus and a more modern photographic experience.