Leica is a German company known for its high-quality lenses, cameras, and rifle scopes and ophthalmic lenses among other products.
A renowned name in the camera manufacturing industry, Leica is a brand that has been associated with exemplary product quality and performance. Despite the fact that their products are often prohibitively expensive, some photographers shoot with nothing but a Leica.
Leica has been instrumental in popularizing the 35mm ‘small’ camera revolution with many esteemed photographers of the time including Henry Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand and Inge Morath adopting the system for their work. Leica seemed to be a favorite among street, documentary style photographers as well as photojournalists. Leica’s rangefinders series cameras have been very popular. The latest iteration being the M10. Before that, the M9 was the first full-frame digital rangefinder camera in this series. It was an immediate success.