Leica multimedia

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Here is an interesting snippet on Wetzlar and Leica (QuickTime, 1.8 MB, in German language)

The Leica Song from the 1930s is a must for every fan (0.5 MB)

Leica produced a 12 minutes movie "Fascination and Precision" on the occasion of Photokina in September 1998
offering interesting insights into the M6 and R8 camera manufacturing, as well as lens design and manufacturing (QuickTime format, about 210 MB). Mac: CTRL-click and "save link as". Windows and Linux: right-click and "save link as"

Leica - Faszination and Präzision
Leica - Fascination and Precision

Leica made two TV ads that appeared on German television in the Fall of 2000, one on the M6 (3.4 MB), the other on the C1 compact camera (3.4 MB), both in MPEG file format.

An interesting feature appeared on the German TV Station DW in March 2008, showing insights into the Leica factory and an interview with CEO Andreas Kaufmann. According to this, Leica's current monthly production is about 1000 digital M8 bodies and about 500 analogue M bodies (QuickTime, 19.3 MB).


Leica made this movie about Leica M lens design and manufacturing (MP4, 51 MB).


The following "making of" movie showcases the Leica S2 medium format camera (QuickTime, 35.5 MB).


Revival of legend made in Germany: feature by the German TV Station DW in 2012 (MP4, 14 MB)


Interview with Andreas Kaufmann and Albert Schopf on the occasion of the opening of the Leica Store in Los Angeles in 2013 (MP4, 61 MB)


Feature on 100 year Leica by the German TV Station DW in 2014 (in German language) (MP4, 18.8 MB)


On the occasion of the opening of the new Leitz Park in Wetzlar in 2014, the following video was made (MP4, 35 MB)