201712.05.2017 Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017: 2,700 photographers have submitted entries to the prestigious international competition The submission phase for entries for the long-established ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ photographic competition (LOBA) in 2017 has now closed. Now, the international jury of experts is judging the entries received and choosing the twelve finalists in the two categories of the competition, the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ and the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award’. This year’s shortlist will be announced on the competition website at www.leica-oskar-barnack-award.com on 20 June 2017.
- 05.05.2017 Leica Trinovid 8x32 HD und Leica Trinovid 10x32 HD Compact, light and rugged – with its new generation of the Trinovid HD family Leica Sport Optics offers ideal and previously unattained viewing quality for outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts. Now the Germany based optics company expands the successful entry-level series with two new binoculars: the Leica Trinovid 8x32 HD and Leica Trinovid 10x32 HD.
- 27.04.2017 Aesthetic sound tools: Leica Camera and Master & Dynamic create premium headphones for the ‘0.95’ brand accessories collection Exceptional imaging performance meets exquisite audio quality: Leica Camera AG has been able to gain Master & Dynamic, the US-American manufacturer of premium headphones and audio accessories, as a partner for the ‘0.95’ brand. With ‘Master & Dynamic for 0.95’, the New York based manufacturer has collaborated with Leica on the creation of a range of three attractive pairs of headphones that fulfill even the highest expectations with regard to audio quality and aesthetic design.
- 27.04.2017 New Leica Magnus non illuminated riflescopes Leica Camera AG is launching three non-illuminated versions of its highly successful range of Magnus riflescopes: Magnus 1.5–10 x 42, Magnus 1.8–12 x 50, and Magnus 2.4–16 x 56. With these non illuminated Magnus riflescopes Leica Sport Optics offers the perfect optical equipment for any day light hunting.
- 25.04.2017 Leica Camera AG returns for the second year as official partner of ‘La Semaine de la Critique’ du Festival de Cannes 2017 This year, Leica Camera AG is returning to its role as Official Partner of ‘La Semaine de la Critique’ du Festival de Cannes for the second time in succession, and will be awarding the ‘Leica Cine Discovery Prize’ together with its affiliate CW Sonderoptic GmbH. The ‘La Semaine de la Critique’ (taking place from 18 to 26 May 2017) focuses on the work of young and innovative filmmakers and is considered to be one of the world’s most influential film festivals.
- 24.04.2017 The acclaimed ‘Eyes wide open! 100 years of Leica photography’ exhibition will be on view in Madrid from 11 May 2017 Following successful showings in Hamburg, Frankfurt/Main, Berlin, Vienna, Munich, Ghent and Porto, the works by famous Leica photographers are now preparing to take visitors to the exhibition’s next stop in Madrid on an exciting journey through time. The Espacio Fundación Telefónica will be presenting the spectacular ‘Eyes wide open! 100 years of Leica photography’ exhibition from 11 May to 10 September 2017.
- 13.04.2017 Leica Camera AG strengthens its Management Board The progressive internationalisation of Leica, new cooperations and, in particular, the realignment of the sales force present additional challenges for all areas of the company. The Supervisory Board of Leica Camera AG has therefore decided to strengthen the Management Board and redistribute its responsibilities. In addition to the Finance and Development/Production departments, Leica has decided to create a new Sales, Marketing and Communication department within the Management Board. In order to be able to act quickly and competently, Matthias Harsch will assume this department with immediate effect. He will lead the department on an interim basis for nine months.
- 11.04.2017 Leica Camera und LC Light & Imaging Systems expand their activities in the industrial segment With the founding of LC Light & Imaging Systems GmbH, Leica Camera AG strengthens its presence in the international B2B segment. Dipl.-Ing. Jakob Bleicher has been at the helm of the full-owned Leica subsidiary in Munich since January 2017 and, together with Leica board member Markus Limberger, is responsible for the management of LC Light & Imaging Systems GmbH.
- 05.04.2017 Leica to exhibit brand new work by Jacob Aue Sobol at Photo London 2017 For the second year running, Leica Camera will be the Official Partner of Photo London. Eighty-seven of the world's leading galleries will exhibit at the fair this year. Building on the success of the previous two editions, Photo London 2017 will showcase the best in contemporary and historic photography to a growing international audience of collectors and enthusiasts intrigued by the rich history of the medium and its future directions. At the third annual Photo London fair (18-21 May 2017), Leica Camera will exhibit Jacob Aue Sobol: ‘Road of Bones’, a new body of work by the Danish Magnum Photographer. Featuring photography never previously exhibited, this debut collection incorporates poignant images captured in desolate locations, including Yakutia in Russia.