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Leica M10-P – There is too much “Germany”

First of all, I love Leica cameras and I love the brand. Actually I have one Leica M myself.

The first thing I thought when I have seen the new Leica M10-P was how cool the camera is. The second thing was “Hey, there is a lot of stuff written there for a camera that intends to be discrete”.

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I suppose this is happening mostly because of their new headquarters in Wetzlar. Moving back to Wetzlar is something that means a lot to Leica due to their history with that city. I had also the privilege to visit Leica in Wetlzar a few years back.

Well, that is just my opinion but that camera would look even better with only “Leica” on the top plate and just “Wetzar Germany” on the back.

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Capturing the moment


Leica M7 with Summarit 35mm f/2.5 & Kodak Portra 400 (BW conversion) film.

I was in a café with my wife when I noticed the fellow photographer around.
When I returned to our table with the coffees my wife told me “I think that person took a picture of me”. I then decided to capture his moment when he was “capturing the moment” :-).

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Leica Park Wetzlar Opening

On  May 24th  I had the chance to visit Wetzlar, a beautiful small city in Germany where Leica opened it’s doors to visitors.

There was quite a few people there but that was not a problem. As expected the atmosphere between Leica admirers visiting the place was pleasant and familiar.

The new headquarters are quite impressive, when you enter the new building the first thing you encounter is a hall that exhibits not only cameras but historical pictures created by iconic photographers using them.

Arriving at the new Leica Park in Wetzlar.
Leica M7 with Summilux f/1.4 50mm asph & Kodak Portra 400 film.

The next day to the opening event.
Leica M7 with Summilux f/1.4 50mm asph & Kodak Portra 400 film.

Official coverage of the opening event on Vimeo:


After the several hours needed to visit all areas open to the public, to  have lunch and to drink some coffee in the Leitz Café, I was satisfied with the time I have spent to travel from Kassel to Wetzlar.
Dr. Andreas Kaufmann was also there of course :-),  talking to the public and being photographed. Always carrying a Leica T with him.

Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Leica’s chairman of the supervisory board.
Leica M7 with Summilux f/1.4 50mm asph & Kodak Portra 400 film.

To see more photos about the opening event, check this post from the official Leica Camera Blog.