Welcome to the Leica Store Washington DC
A unique photographic destination in America’s capital city.

Our new retail location in downtown Washington, DC - the first in North America - carries the full line of current Leica products, from the legendary M-System and the revolutionary Leica S line, to the full range of stunning sport optics. Professionals, enthusiasts, and newcomers alike are welcome to experience our products first-hand, and our warm, knowledgeable and professional staff is here to provide expert information and friendly service and to ensure the ultimate in customer satisfaction.

The Leica Store Washington DC is not only a retail space for precision photographic and optical equipment; it is a place where we seek to ignite the spark of creative inspiration in photographers at all skill levels and from all walks of life. Our gallery showcases a rotating exhibit of images, enabling customers to get an up-close look at how Leica has become a witness to history and a tool in creating the finest photographic art.

Our S2 demo area gives photographers a hands-on experience with this groundbreaking camera system in a professional studio setting, replete with backdrops and lighting rig. In addition, our popular Leica Akademie provides in-house workshops to professionals and enthusiasts seeking to discover or enhance their photographic skills.

Here at the Leica Store Washington DC we are truly thrilled for the opportunity to share our passion for photography with the community.

Nearly 100 years ago, Oskar Barnack created the first 35mm still camera, now known as the Ur-Leica, as an optical engineer for Leitz. Today, we continue in that proud tradition and hope you will come and share with us in the joy of discovery. We look forward to meeting you!


Terri Weifenbach "Perspectives: Past and Present" In the Gallery now through May 30th.

The Leica Store Washington DC is pleased to present an exhibition that celebrates the unique perspectives of photographer Terri Weifenbach. Weifenbach masterfully uses selective focusing in her work to create an ethereal palette of color, on which her subjects are captured. With early works from her book 'Snake Eyes' to, more recently, 'Between Maple and Chestnut' her images consistently offer unique views of her surroundings...perspectives.

Terri Weifenbach has extensively exhibited her work both domestically and internationally and is represented in permanent collections of Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany and Hermes.


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Leica Store Washington DC
977 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Tel: (202) 787-5900
E-Mail: info@leica-store-dc.com


Monday - Wednesday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday - Friday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Private appointments are available weekdays between 10:00 AM - 11:00AM