Leica Camera has to look for a new CEO - again. Oliver Kaltner, acting as CEO since summer 2015 is not going to prolongate his contract after August 2017.
Joel Meyerowitz will be honoured for his lifework with the Leica Hall of Fame Award and a major exhibition at ‘A Celebration of Photography’ – an event to be held by Leica Camera AG on 18 January 2017. The exhibition at the Leica Galerie Wetzlar opens on 19 January and runs until 31 March 2017.
Leica will host the "Leica Oskar Barnack Prize" also in 2017 and has announced the opening dates for the award. From March 1st to April 10th the picture series can be sent in.
The startup Konost is back and finally wants to introduce the rangefinder camera with M-bayonet and a new mirrorless system in 2017.
Really exclusive Christmas present: Special edition Leica M-A in grey hammer tone lacquered finish with Leica Meter MR-4 with NOCTILUX-M 50mm - for 30,000 €
From now on, the new Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. for the Leica SL in the market. The first SL prime lense is available for $5,295 (RRP).