LHSA is proud to announce its first annual Camera Sweepstakes! From now until December 14 you may purchase a chance to win the incredible Leica M-10 camera body ($6895 value). This state of the art camera represents the pinnacle in Leica design, quality, and simplicity. The drawing for the winner will take place December 15, 2017.
The Leica M10’s unique balance of heritage and technical innovation embodies the essence of everything that is truly important for photography. Compact dimensions, improved performance and the new ISO setting dial on the top plate offer M-Photographers what they wish for from an M-Camera. Since the release of the Leica M3 at Photokina in 1954, every single M-System camera has represented the pinnacle of innovation for its day. Defined by what is essential for photography. Leica embodies this passion for quality, craftsmanship and its philosophy of photography to this day. More than 60 years of rangefinder expertise, 11 years of digital M-Camera development and invaluable feedback from dedicated M-Photographers have inspired Leica engineers to create the slimmest digital M of all time: the Leica M10.
The M10 represents the latest in Leica photo technology:
In 2015, the LHSA Board approved a project to translate, publish and sell the English edition of Ulf Richter’s excellent book: Oskar Barnack – From the Idea to the Leica. The book is now available to LHSA members as part of LHSA’s 50th Anniversary celebration. In addition to the Standard Edition, there is also a Limited Edition (see below). The German Edition published in 2009 has been well received and sold 1000 copies.
Limited Edition: The Limited Edition consists of 100 numbered copies. A special page contains a previously unpublished photograph of Oskar Barnack, suitable for framing, donated by Rolf Fricke with the story behind the picture. In addition, the author Ulf Richter and translator Rolf Fricke have personally signed each copy.
Ulf Richter spent years assembling the material to allow him to write this outstanding book on the life of Oskar Barnack and the development of The Camera that Revolutionized Photography. The book contains many photographs of the early Leica cameras, pictures associated with Barnack’s life, illustrations from Barnack’s workbooks, and detail drawings of the camera mechanisms. The Appendix contains copies of selected patents and an extended selection of references. An interesting fact is that the Lecia M10 is essentially the same size as the Leica I (A).