Oskar Barnack, who started it all
Happy Birthday Leica, there's still nothing like you.
Leica Turns 99 and Celebrates with a Look at it's Glorious PastWay back in 1913 the great Oskar Barnack came out with the camera that began a 99 year legacy. Since then, Leica has been iconic in the photography world and the company's cameras have been used to capture some tremendous images. The company is celebrating that history on its 99th birthday.
Leica has also released a limited edition book called "Ninety Nine Years Leica," which not only highlights the moments that Leica cameras helped immortalize throughout the years, but also the human emotions experienced by Leica creators. There are only 1,500 English versions of these books in production currently, and they're only available from Leica stores. Why print so few? They will be gone in a flash.