History sinks into oblivion unless recorded. One way to do this is by using words, and for a long time, this was the only means to transfer the experience of former generations. But the progress brought us new ways to do so. To capture the moment and make it everlasting, we now have cameras. Leica has been on the front line of the camera industry since it started forming and has never failed to retain its leading position.
Leica’s history with cameras began in 1913 when Oskar Barnack invented the first 35 mm still-camera prototype, which would later become the first commercially-successful Leica camera. Some say this camera was designed specifically for landscape photography, especially during mountain hikes. There is no way to check this statement, but Leica cameras became strongly associated with street photography in the latter twentieth century. It took twelve years for the first Leica I to make its way to the market, but this camera has determined the way the company would later choose.
For many decades Leica has been introducing new camera designs that have always utilized the latest-to-date technologies. Among the most famous are the Leica M series, which has an inbuilt rangefinder, L-mount mirrorless, and S-series reflex cameras. But those have long ceased to be the only focus of the Leica brand. The German corporation is now divided into four independent companies: Leica Geosystems (geodetic equipment), Leica Microsystems (microscopes), Leica Biosystems (medical equipment), and Leica Camera. The latter one produces a variety of items, that can be found right here, on Gritr Outdoors.
The very product that brought Leica their fame and among other things determined their name. Leica cameras are a favorite among professional photographers and not without reason. The latest generation of digital cameras is recognized as one of the best on the market. It’s hard to run a successful business for so long without keeping the standards high, and Leica cameras never fail to reach and sometimes even surpass the bar.
Cameras are by no means not the only products Leica manufactures. For those willing to experience the environment up close instead of admiring it from afar, Leica binoculars can come in handy. The brand’s engineers constantly gather feedback from binocular users to develop innovative products that exceed their expectations. Be it a sightseeing tour in a small country town or a hiking trip high up in the mountains, an extra pair of vigilant eyes will never be a burden. If you want a two-for-one deal, there are Leica rangefinder binoculars with an inbuilt device that determines the distance between you and your object of interest.
Should you want a separate device, Leica can meet this need as well. First Leica rangefinders were produced about 30 years ago and were a real milestone for the company. Compact, rugged, powerful, and easy to use, Leica Rangemasters are indispensable hunting companions.
Here, on Gritr Outdoors, you can find the best representatives of the Leica sport optics line. Whether you are looking for a renowned Leica binocular, a digital camera, or a rangefinder, we have them in our stock. Anything that a Leica optics appreciator might need can be found in one place.