Leica 100 Years Anniversary

Leica celebrated it’s 100 years long journey and official opening of their new factory and headquarters Leitz Park at Wetzlar, Germany. I was privileged to take part of the anniversary gala last Friday and explore Leitz Park at Saturday. Also this year’s Oskar Barnack photography award winners were announced.

Leica’s intention has been to create place for people who love photography. In the main hall of Leitz Park is huge space for exhibitions and they started it with 10×10 where they paired ten contemporary Leica photographers in a creative dialogue with ten of the great masters of photographic history, resulting in ten pictures each. Quite amazing work. There’s also exhibition of all cameras, lenses and hunting scopes created by Leica. Outside there’s nice cafe and of course Leica boutique with wide variety of products to drool.

I did take also my M with my, but ended up taking 3 photos with it. Most of the time it was fun shooting with the T with Vario-Elmar-T.

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Leica juhlistaa tänävuonna 100 vuotista historiaansa avaamalla uuden päämajan ja tehtaan Wetzlariin Saksaan. Tehdas on ollut toiminnassa kylläkin jo tovin. Oli suuri kunnia päästä mukaan perjantain juhlagaalaan, sekä tutustumaan hieman tarkemmin itse Leitz Parkkiin lauantaina.

Leitz Parkkia suunnitellessa Leican tarkoitus on ollut luoda paitsi toimiva tehdas paikkaan, josta kaikki on saanut alkunsa, myös luoda paikka, johon intohimoiset valokuvaharrastajat voivat saapua. Alakerran aulatilassa onkin hyvin suuri galleriatila, jossa ensimmäisenä esillä oli 10×10 näyttely. Luonnollisesti esillä ovat myös kaikki Leican valmistamat tuotteet, ulkona erillinen kahvila ja tietenkin kauppa, jossa voi viettää aikaa ainakin haaveillen.

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6 Comments

  1. John Görten wrote:

    Some real once captures here.
    Thanks for sharing these!

    John

  2. Foka wrote:

    Hienoja, upeat värit.

  3. Ale wrote:

    Wow, these are great. Do you mind posting the original images and the adjustments you made to the photo? If you used lightroom or photoshop, would you be willing to post the edit file so I could see how you achieve this gorgeous effect?

    • jussihellsten wrote:

      Thanks! In some cases I’m also featuring the original photo, but unfortunately not the edit files.

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