What Does Leica Mean?

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Everybody knows—and someone is even dreaming of getting one—legendary Leica cameras which were the world’s first compact cameras, but there aren’t many people who know the meaning of the company’s name. Let’s find it out


Leica Camera company was founded in Germany in 1914 by Ernst Leitz and its name is a combination of the first three letters of Ernst Leitz’s surname and the first two from the word: camera “lei-ca”.



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