The Art of Crafting a Leica Camera

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Great video from Leica highlighting the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into each Leica Camera: Watch the making of the Leica M9-P »Edition Hermès« — Série Limitée Jean-Louis Dumas, introduced in Berlin at the “LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE” on May 10, 2012. This limited edition is a celebration of the friendship and collaboration between Jean-Louis Dumas, the former president of Hermès, who died in May 2010, and Leica Camera AG. Via Gizmodo - This Is Why Leica Cameras Are So Damn Expensive and The Verge.

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How A Leica Lens Is Made

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I love getting into the tech of cameras. Digital cameras nowadays are incredibly sophisticated, and perform in an amazing range of situations. To illustrate the complexity of the process of creating a camera lens, here’s a quick video from Leica. Hopefully someday I’ll be able to use one of these when I get my hands on a covert edition Leica M9-P Leica Lenses (English) from leica camera on Vimeo. Every Leica lens is hand-crafted and goes through meticulous manufacturing processes to uphold the quality and precision that Leica defines and customers have come to expect. In the age where technology almost inevitably means mass manufacturing, Leica products are still made with exacting precision by the hands of highly-trained technicians. This video gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmanship and making of Leica lenses in the production facilities of Leica Camera AG. Previously, I wrote about a cross sectional view of a Leica lens.

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Cross Section Views of Leica Lenses

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Here’s a cool cross sectional view of a high quality Leica lens, showing just how many glass and metal elements to into creating the finished product. Of note in this view, you can see how much actual structure is required around the glass elements, to make everything function correctly. Cross Section Views of Leica Lenses on Petapixel.

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