Articles tagged "leitz"

Film Friday: This rare Leica 16mm prototype camera is expected to fetch over $3M at auction

Over sixty years after this camera was prototyped at its headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany, a collection of various prototype models and components is expected to go up for auction at the 40th Leitz Photographica Auction.

Rare 0-Series Leica camera owned by Oskar Barnack expected to fetch over $2.6M at auction

The camera is one of just 23 0-Series units manufactured and was personally owned and used by Oskar Barnack, the inventor of 35mm still photography, before being passed down to his son, Conrad.

A €120,000 Zeiss Ikon rifle and €1.2M Leica MP headlined the 39th Leitz Photographica Auction

Last month, we wrote about the upcoming 39th Leitz Photographica Auction. It has since finished, and there were some huge hammer prices for many items, including a rare Zeiss Ikon Contax rifle and a very are black Leica MP Black Paint No. 55 camera.

Film Friday: This was the first picture taken on a Leica Camera

In 1914, in Wetzlar, Germany, inventor and visionary Oskar Barnack captured the first photograph taken with a Leica camera, the Ur-Leica.

39th Leitz Photographica Auction will include rare Leica MP, prototype prime & much more

The 39th edition of the Leitz Photographica Auction will take place next month in Austria. The auction includes many rare cameras and lenses, including a stunning Leica MP, a very rare prototype lens and much more interesting equipment from photography's storied past.

Leica's first smartphone, the Leitz Phone 1, hits the Japanese market

Leica has released its first smartphone, the Leitz Phone 1. The phone features iconic Leica styling, a 20.2MP 1"-type image sensor and much more.

Rare Zeiss Planar 50mm F0.7 lens designed for NASA could fetch $150,000 at auction

In 1966, Zeiss designed a 50mm F0.7 lens for NASA for its Apollo missions. Zeiss made only 10 of these lenses, six of which went to NASA. One of these lenses is now up for auction by Leitz Photographica Auction, and organizers believe the lens could sell for nearly $150,000.

Leica Noctilux: Overkill or Necessity

Leica is famous for its high-speed optics. This article is about my experience with different versions of the fastest of them all: Noctilux. Hopefully, it will be helpful for those who is planning on buying one.