Exclusive Made In Wetzlar Stap from Harry Benz

We are excited to announce for the first time Made in Wetzlar will be launching an exclusive strap for the Leica M, TL, and Q cameras crafted by the master designer Harry Benz. 

The MIW-M strap will resemble the SL Brogue strap in many ways. The...

Leica M10 Firmware Version 1.7.4.0

Leica has released a new Firmware for the Leica M10 that provides a bug fix for SD card compatibility.  We had several M10 users bring to our attention that the M10 had some issues with certain SD cards. Leica has now fixed this issue with the most current...

Review: Leica M-P Titan

Following in the tradition of Leica special edition cameras, the Leica M-P (typ 240) Titanium set is the third titanium set that is made almost completely out of titanium. A successor of the highly sought after M7 and M9 titanium sets the M-P is poised to become one of the...

GERMANY FACTORY TRIP SEPTEMBER 9-20TH, 2017

Leica Travelers,

The following is the itinerary for our Germany Leica Factory Trip. The departure date is September 9th, you must arrive by the 10th at noon for pick up at the Frankfurt airport.

The trip includes as stated, everything except airfare, alcohol, lunches,...

photography Wide Open Workshops

Fine art photographer and director Mark de Paola presents an exclusive one day workshop at Camera West in Walnut Creek on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Leica Store San Francisco Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 9 am – 4 pm.  Focused on “Photography Wide...

Announcing the New 28mm F5.6 Summaron M

Leica has announced a new lens in their M lens line up. With this new lens, Leica takes a more classic approach. The new 28mm Summaron-M models itself after the old 28mm Summaron screw mount lens from the mid-1950s. Known for its extreme compactness and large depth of...

The “0.95 Edition” Noctilux

The Noctilux 0.95 Edition is one of the most unique noctilux lenses ever to roll off Leica's production lines in Wetzlar.  Built to resolve past the capabilities that are known in any other fast primes or even the faculties of human vision, the Noctilux is a legendary benchmark...

Focusing on the Essential: New Products from Leica

Focusing on the Essential

Leica has released several exciting new products, and there are more on the way! Here at Made in Wetzlar we are keeping you up to date with all the new products from Leica, and providing you with the latest information on how you can order...

Wedding Photography with the Leica M Typ 246 Monochrom

Let me just preface this post by thanking Matthew David Studio for bringing me to enjoy their work alongside them. I thoroughly enjoy shooting weddings, and without you, I would be missing out on something that I truly enjoy. 

In all honesty, I am not as...

WW Week 1: The Fusco 35cron

Welcome to Wallpaper Wednesday here at Made in Weztlar! Every Wednesday we hope to refresh that boring desktop, phone, tablet or other speical content spewing, light emitting screen in your life. Maybe we'll only provide you with a unique piece of Leica for your view pleasure. Never the...

One Day Noctilux Workshop with Mark de Paola

We are excited to announce a exciting workshop at Leica Store San Francisco coming July 30th, 2016.

Fine art photographer and director Mark de Paola presents an exclusive one day workshop at Leica Store San Francisco Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 9 am - 5 pm.

Cost for this...

Leica Frankfurt Edition Cameras

These special edition camera kits from Leica were built exclusively for the Leica Flagship store in Frankfurt Germany. The Leica M and T Frankfurt edition cameras come in a historically unique grey finish. Both of these cameras come with special edition handmade Oberwerth bags that have the "Galerie Frankfurt"...

New Firmware for Leica M Cameras

Today Leica released a new firmware for the current line up of Leica M cameras. This firmware brings many new performance upgrades and bug fixes to the Leica M.

Improvements Optimization that prevents camera lock up after excessive continuous shooting. User profiles no longer save exposure compensation. SD...

A Step Back to the Future | Announcing the Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica continues to think outside of the box when it comes to digital photography with the recently released Leica M-D (Typ 262). The biggest differentiating feature (or lack thereof) on the Leica M-D (Typ 262) is the lack of digital screen on the back of camera. The screen has been replaced...

Axel Breutigam: “SOLITUDE - In the Desert and Beyond”

I’m a German born Canadian, living in Vancouver, BC, but spending the winter months in Palm Springs, CA - my name is Axel Breutigam.

I’ve been working as a German lawyer and CPA for almost 30 years but was fortunate enough to sell my...

Leica M-P Panda Edition

The Leica M-P "Panda Edition" was created to celebrate China's greatest national treasure, the Panda.  The "Panda Edition" is a blend of Leica's fine craftsmanship and unprecedented engineering with the Chinese and oriental values of peace concepts, and environmental protection. The Leica M-P "Panda Edition" came...

Leica M6 Jaguar XK

As one of the rarest Leica limited edition M6 cameras made, the Leica M6 "Jaguar XK" edition is a very uniqe pieces.  The "Jaguar XK" camera was made in an edition of only 50 units, to commemorate 50 years of production of the XK automobile. The camera is covered in...

Atypical Visoflex Units

I recently had a couple unique Visoflex pieces come through my Leica Boutique in Rancho Mirage. I thought I would share a little bit about them and some photos here with you all. 

The photos below are of a Visoflex II set in grey crinkle paint...

The Leica 50mm F1.4 Summilux Black Paint

This Leica 50mm1.4 Summilux black paint, #1661029, is in wonderful condition with only minor patina.  I rate this one cosmetically at (9) condition.  These early Summilux lenses also have an optical quality, which is very pleasing.  This is a very early sample from 1959, which has the red scale...

1957 Production 5cm, 2.0 Ridgid Summicron in black Paint

This is an Exceptionally rare, 1957 Production 5cm, 2.0 Ridged Summicron in black Paint #1465745.

The batch of lenses in black paint from 1957 are typically found on the Leica MP Black Paint from the same year.  There were only 138 MP's produced in black paint, so one can deduce...

Introducing the Leica M Typ 262

Since the inception of the Leica M over 60 years ago, the concept has been simple. Leica's, "Das Wesentliche" principal is certainly felt here. Ever since the early M3 and M2 cameras the Leica M has been like Porsche 911's, they have grown through legend, and incrementally precise improvements....

Leica MP Gold PRC Set

Sixty of these MP gold sets were made to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China in 2009.  The body, #3831507,  is gold plated and covered in red calf's skin.  The lens is the 50mm1.4 Asph, #4073368.  This set does not have the...

Leica MP Hammertone LHSA Set

This camera commemorated the 35th anniversary of the Leica Historical Society of America.  The 35mm2.0 lens included in the set is special as it is designed with cosmetic features of the original 8-element 35mm2.0 Summicron lens.  The aperture ring is extended to facilitate adjustment with the lens...

Update: M-P Safari Sets

Olive paint with silver accents is a distinctive and historically significant look for the Leica M. With no more than 1500 sets made world wide the Leica M-P Safari set with 35mm Summicron ASPH is a significant modern reincarnation of a classic M Safari camera aesthetic.