Leica Digital Cameras and Lenses

Quick info
Global website: us.leica-camera.com
US website: uk.leica-camera.com
EU website: de.leica-camera.com
Established: 1913
Country: Germany
First digital camera: Digilux, 1998
One of the most famous names in photography, Leica popularized 35mm film and is perhaps best known for its iconic rangefinder cameras, which have been in production since the 1930’s. With its emphasis on mechanical cameras and traditional production techniques, Leica initially struggled to find its place in the digital era, before launching the M8, its first digital rangefinder, in 2006. Since then, Leica has expanded its range of digital cameras, including new M-series models and two brand new systems, the medium format 'S' system and the mirrorless L system. In late 2018, Leica announced that it was joining Panasonic and Sigma in the 'L-mount alliance' to develop lenses and cameras around a common L mount standard.
All Leica’s compact cameras, with the exception of the large-sensor X1, are rebadged versions of current (or recent) Panasonic models, with minor cosmetic and spec differences.
Leica is famous for its optics, and the current digital M cameras are compatible with virtually every M lens made since the mid 1950’s. Modern M lenses have coding to tell the camera what focal length is attached.

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