2020 Sweepstakes Now Open!

May 18, 2020  By Richard Rejino

LHSA is proud to announce its Spring Sweepstakes! From now until June 22 you may purchase a chance to win three incredible prizes! The drawing for the winner will take place on June 25, 2020.

Click here to purchase Sweepstakes entries.

Sweepstakes void where prohibited.

Grand Prize: Leica M10 Monochrom body – Black monochrom finish ($8295 value)

Leica M10 Monochrom

Leica Camera is excited to announce the long-awaited third generation of its innovative black and white digital rangefinder cameras, the Leica M10 Monochrom. Based on the Leica M10-P platform, the M10 Monochrom brings a new level of resolution and performance to the M-System as well as black and white photography as a whole.

The Leica M10 Monochrom touts a brand new 40-megapixel full-frame monochrome sensor that achieves new heights in sharpness, detail, and resolution while also opening up newfound versatility with a lower base ISO of 160 and a higher maximum ISO of 100,000. With these new levels of performance, the M10 Monochrom is even more capable than its predecessors in any lighting scenarios while maintaining the film-like grain and beautiful contrast and sharpness it is known for, thanks to the removal of the color filter array from the sensor. The M10 Monochrom is the ideal camera for the most passionate and dedicated black and white photographers.

The newly developed 40-megapixel sensor has been built from the ground up with the M10 Monochrom in mind, achieving new more versatile ISO performance. The removal of color filter array ensures each pixel receives more light and no interpolation is needed, ensuring the highest quality black and white captures. The Leica M10 Monochrom is the epitome of discretion — which is why Leica chose to omit the familiar, and potentially eye-catching, red dot. In a similar vein, the “Leica M10 Monochrom” inscription on the top plate is considerably more subtle. The strict omission of any color inlaid engravings further emphasizes the camera’s monochrome character.

The Essentials:

  • Compact digital rangefinder system camera
  • Newly 40 MP full-frame black and white image sensor
  • ISO range of 160-100,000
  • Exposure times of 16 minutes up to 1/4000s
  • Display with touch function
  • Silent mechanical shutter, touchscreen, thinner body design
  • Leica FOTOS connectivity; first Monochrom to feature Wi-Fi
  • Monochromatic design aesthetic; white and gray engravings on the body, blacked-out shutter button and lens release button, Leica logo on the front of the camera

Second Prize: Oskar Barnack: From the Idea to the Leica ($60 Value)

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.  

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 detailed 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).

This book will make a fine edition to the library of any Leica owner, historian or any photography enthusiast. 

Third Prize: Red Dot Blue Dot T-Shirt and Shutter Release ($65 Value)

Tee Shirt

Created in collaboration with Tog Tees of Philadelphia and designed and printed right here in the United States, this Red Dot Blue Dot Limited Edition has a limited run of only 150.

Wear your Red Dot Blue Dot shirt as you travel the big blue dot and show your photography pride. The design features a blue dot representing the earth and the red dot logo on a mock-up of a vintage Leica Camera.

Soft release:

Whether you own a Leica M10-P, M10, M (Typ 240), M (Typ 246), M9, a film M, Fuji, Canon film, Nikon film, or other cameras with a threaded shutter release, the Red Dot Blue Dot Soft Release is for you! What better way to make the mission of Red Dot Blue Dot photography a talking point with fellow shooters. And if you don’t have a camera with a threaded release this makes an awesome gift!

Richard Rejino
Richard is the Executive Director of LHSA - The International Leica Society and a part-time professional photographer. He is also a classically trained pianist, writer and published author. His book, "What Music Means to Me" is available from Hal Leonard Corporation.


I’m David Pelham. My father, Roger Pelham, was a founding member of the LHSA. I am an active photographer and a classical guitarist, classical guitar builder and composer. I have not been active with the LHSA since the 2002 convention in San Antonio where my father was honored. Most LHSA events are a bit too pricey for me, but I hope to meet you someday. I have just bought a few tickets for this raffle and hope to have some good luck!

Great idea – my first chance at winning!

Is the sweepstakes only open to U.S. residents or can anyone buy tickets?

    It is open to anyone, but if you have any questions, check with your local or country’s policies. The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.

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