Tempered Indulgence, the Leica IIIc

Between the years of 1940 and 1951, the skilled craftspeople at the Leica factory in Wetzlar, Germany painstakingly hand-crafted and hand-assembled one hundred and thirty one thousand Model IIIc 35mm rangefinder type camera bodies. The vast majority of which featured no unusual markings, no rare customization.  Just many thousands of perfectly mass produced, boringly precise […]

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A Thumbs Up for a Knob Wind

Nobody would argue that knob-wind Leicas are fine cameras that look as beautiful as they perform.  With use of more modern designs, however, it doesn’t take long to realise that these cameras are a bit slippery in the hand, due to the symmetrical rounded sides and lack of front or rear grip. A neat accessory […]

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Top Six Weirdest Leica Accessories

Leica is the eccentric German camera maker that photographers love to love and love to hate.  Say what you want about Leica but you can’t say they don’t try! You be the judge!  Are these Top Six Weirdest Leica Accessories examples of innovative industrial marvel or whacked-out bizarre toys for rich armchair photographers? Either way, […]

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