What Does Leica Mean?

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.

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Leica Camera company was founded in Germany in 1914 by Ernst Leitz and its name was made up using three first letters from the founder's surname and two first letters in the word camera. All that genious is simple, isn't it?

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