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LHSA – International Leica Society is open to everyone who shares an interest in Leica and its history. Members’ interests range from owning and using Leica products to discussing, researching and documenting information about Leica cameras and collecting literature about the many lenses and accessories made for the system. 

What’s in a Name (Ours)?

People sometimes ask us about our name and logo. We are the International Leica Society, an international organization of Leica users as well as collectors with members from more than 20 countries. We were founded fifty years ago as the Leica Historical Society of America (LHSA) and continue to use the LHSA logo as a link to our roots.  Just as history plays a large role for Leica cameras, it remains important to us as well.   If you would like more information about us, please email info@lhsa.org

The LHSA offers both Print and Electronic annual memberships. The Print Membership includes a subscription to Viewfinder, a quarterly journal that features articles about the Leica camera and system and offers information of interest to users, collectors, and historians concerned with the use of the Leica system. Electronic members have access to the Members’ area of the website which contains the digital Viewfinder archives, Membership Directory, Tips and Techniques, and web articles written by LHSA members.

In addition to LHSA’s Viewfinder, other member benefits include:

  • Access to members-only portions of the website with exclusive articles, Ask an Expert program, Viewfinder archives, and the latest Leica news.
  • Invitations to participate in spring shoots, regional meet-ups, and annual meetings. At these gatherings, attendees can take advantage of “Leica on Loan” programs to try out products, receive professional instruction, and meet with Leica experts.
  • Quarterly newsletter and bi-monthly emails to stay up-to-date on all things Leica, including news on exclusive offers and special commemorative products.
  • Camaraderie and fellowship with other LHSA members.

Fill out the application form below to join today!


Need more information?  Call the LHSA office at (972) 233-9107 or email us at info@lhsa.org.

To download an application, click here: LEICA Membership Application.

To renew your membership by mail, click here: LHSA 2018 Renewal Form