Warmest (pre-)Christmas greetings
from Alfred Schopf


Dear Friends of Leica,

The year 2012 is drawing to a close. And Christmas and the new year promise wonderful and festive days for the whole family. The season promises hours of relaxation and festive fare.

We see this as the perfect occasion to announce a competition combining the most creative delicacies on the theme of Leica and photography. To take part in the ‘Leica. Das Plätzchen – The Holiday Cookie Competition’, all you have to do is send us a photo of your home-made Leica delights on Facebook along with a brief description by 31 December 2012. The best entries will then be picked by our Facebook community. Three lucky winners will receive a copy of our latest book, NINETY-NINE YEARS OF LEICA. And we can look forward to seeing lots of fantastic cookies.

Join us in looking forward to an exciting new year:
Our manufacturing facilities in Portugal and Wetzlar are approaching completion by leaps and bounds. We are hoping (weather permitting) that we will be able to welcome you to our new customer experience area in Wetzlar at the end of 2013. First deliveries of quite a number of the products premiered at photokina are now as good as ready to leave the factory, and our developers are working hard on some other new products that will be announced in 2013.

Just wait and see just how eventful a year can be with lots of new and exciting products from the world of Leica! I wish you all a wonderful Christmas on behalf of myself and my colleagues on the board, a quiet and peaceful festive season and the best of health, happiness and success for the new year.

Our warmest (pre-)Christmas greetings from Solms
Alfred Schopf
CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board
Leica Camera AG