About Leica Philippines
Follow these links to find out more about Leica cameras:
- Leica cameras – Documenting iconic moments
- Leica History: Perfection in the making
- Leica cameras
- Leica M series cameras
- Leica cameras – A favourite among celebrities
Have you ever watched a professional photographer shoot beautiful images with minimum effort and yearned for the same experience? Do you desire a compact camera with all the capabilities of a DSLR? Look no further! Leica, the German camera moghul now brings this technology to Philippines. Leica Philippines showcases a variety of cameras, lenses, binoculars, distance calculators and accessories for your photography needs. Whether it’s a hobby or a profession, Leica Philippines allows for the shoot you want without the exorbitant price tag.
If there is one camera in the world that embodies perfection, it would be Leica. Leica has over 100 years of experience manufacturing cameras and helping photographers the world over to document important events. Many of the iconic photographs of history, such as World War II photos were snapped using Leica cameras. Preserving time in the form of photographs, Leica cameras have withstood the test of time. From documenting the life of celebrities such as Cassius Clay (better known as Muhammad Ali), to the iconic after-war kiss of a navy officer and a damsel (see picture below), Leica cameras focus on life in a spectrum.
Here are some of the most iconic photographs of history taken with Leica cameras:
Leica as a company began in 1849 with the founding of an optics institute by Carl Kellner and in 1869 Ernst Leitz becomes managing director. The name “Leica” is a combination of Leitz and Carl. In 1914 Oskar Barnack builds the Ur-Leica and in 1924 Ernst Leitz II puts the 35 mm Leica into mass production. In 1965 The first Leica SLR camera, LEICAFLEX was produced and sold.
Here are more facts on Leica’s timeline:
- 1971 the Leica M5 is introduced
- 1976 The Leica R3 is the first electronic model released
- 1989 Leica’s first compact camera – the Leica AF-C1 is unveiled
- 1991 Launch of the Leica C1 is new era for Leica
- 2002 Launch of Leica M7
- 2008 Leica S2 SLR camera
Leica cameras are no ordinary point-and-shoot cameras. Instead, each is meticulously crafted to give you the playfulness of manual shooting with the small size of a compact camera. Perfected over a century of research and experience, Leica has fine-tuned the hand-held contraption to flawlessly capture what the artist sees. The beauty of Leica is the ability to customize your shoot for sports and outdoors as well as indoor shots. Check out Leica sports and outdoor cameras available.
Here are some of the most iconic series of cameras ever made.
The most popular series used worldwide, the M series has evolved with time, all the while retaining its photographic features. As an all-manual function camera, shutter speed, aperture size and focus all are done yourself. The photographer’s skills and the M series’ simple functionality are what make the shot perfect. Don’t be fooled by appearance though, this camera packs a punch where it counts. Heavy on your wallet but worth the big figures, this little machine will give you value for your buck. Here are M series variants:
- Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera
- Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera
- Leica M Digital Rangefinder Camera
- Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera
- Leica M Digital Rangefinder Camera
- Leica M (Typ 240) Edition "Leica 60" Digital Rangefinder Camera
- Leica M Monochrom Digital Camera
- Leica M-E Digital Rangefinder Camera
Leica X series
- Leica X
- Leica X Vario
- Leica X-E
Leica SL series
Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera
Leica T series
Leica T Mirrorless Digital Camera
Leica S series
Leica S (Typ 006) Medium Format DSLR
Each series is tailor-made for a select user. It takes determination and skills to master the usage of Leica cameras. Only a seasoned photographer truly knows the value of this awesome brand of cameras.
The simplicity and functionality of Leica cameras have made them a personal favourite not only among professional photographers but among famous celebrities too! Hollywood is no exception. Even in the 1950s, celebrities like Elvis Presley favoured the Leica over other names in photography. These days, we find people like Ali Larter (Resident Evil), Dakota Fanning, Seal (with his Leica M4) and Brendan Fraser all holding on to their beloved Leicas.
As an element of prestige, is no wonder that Leica cameras are the favourite of celebrities. Whether they are "shooters" or "carriers" of the camera, these neat contraptions increase the status of the user. You could own a Leica too! Today, with the added advantage of online shopping, you can purchase your very own Leica and get started on professional photography.