Leica Camera

Briefs, November 25, 2012

The row between ATV and Citi Telecom (CTI) has intensified, after ATV executive director James Shing Pan-yu accused CTI head Ricky Wong Wai-kay of obtaining confidential information from ATV.

Sunday, 25 November, 2012, 3:35am

Happy times await owner

Paul O'Sullivan's (pictured) Happy Friends produced a much-improved performance to grab fourth at cricket-score odds in the Class Four Chai Wan Handicap (1,200m) last Sunday at Sha Tin and, with more experience, will find his way into the winner's enclosure next season.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Exciting young photographers check in with their favourite Leica cameras

The sleek, modern interiors of Swire Hotels' boutique properties - The Upper House in Hong Kong and The Opposite House in Beijing - are the subject of a project matching up-and-coming post-80s photographers with their favourite Leica cameras.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Much to Leica for vintage camera fans

High-end camera collectors from Hong Kong and the mainland are buying up rare Leica models, pushing up prices dramatically for a brand that almost went bankrupt in 2004.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Rare Leica cameras arrive in city

Two rare Leica cameras with a combined price tag of almost HK$1.6 million have arrived in Hong Kong ahead of the first auction of the legendary German cameras in the city, planned for next year.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

SHK focuses on putting clients in the picture

The Leica is considered the Rolls-Royce of cameras so it comes as no surprise that the investment community would take an interest in the expensive tastes of those behind the shutters.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Gadgets pop up

Specialised lifestyle and gadget store The Gurus Shop is launching a pop-up store from September 5 to October 31 at Landmark Men - the recently launched men's floor in the basement of The Landmark.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Snap happy with a Leica

It's 1923 and an engineer named Oskar Barnack has just invented the world's first small-format camera, a portable device that's easily transported and utilised. His boss, Ernst Leitz, is worried about the camera's marketability, producing a series of just 31 for the 1925 Leipzig Trade Fair in Germany.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Sunshine therapy

Head to your favourite beach resort with these bright accessories and luxe creams. Hats are big this summer and Marc Jacobs excelled with this colourful-brimmed one (above). Leica's collaboration with Hermes is essential for the stylish jet-setter.

1 More Than Moisture SPF 30 by Perricone MD (perriconemd.com), available at Joyce Beauty

2 Judy tote by (HK$580)

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Gadget corner

Face saver

22 Nov 2009 - 12:00am


With its vintage appeal, the Anycall P858 tri-band handset would look right at home in a store display with Minox and Leica cameras. The 3.2-megapixel Samsung Electronics camera phone sports a gorgeous, black leather finish, typical of classic European professional cameras. The clamshell handset measures 95.5 x 47 x 24.4mm and weighs 120 grams.

14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Most wanted

While most of us are swapping our SLR cameras for the latest digital models, photography enthusiasts will be clamouring to be one of the lucky owners of a Leica Oskar Barnack jubilee-edition camera.

21 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

David Yeo

Shoes: Cesare Paciotti ankle-high boots. 'Comfy but cut with an eye for detail.'

Top: 'Long-sleeved cotton T-shirts in various shades of slate grey or black.'

Trainers: New Balance.

Jeans: Black DKNY.

What do you always carry with you: 'My sketchpad for food or design concepts, and a digital camera to record design inspirations.'

9 May 2004 - 12:00am

Chance to focus on historic moment

Here comes Leica's commemorative edition to help you capture this special historical moment.

Where to buy: Schmidt Photo in Wan Chai and select camera stores across Hong Kong.

14 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Leica adds touch of class

SCHMIDT & Co (HK) will bring out a limited edition of the M6 Leica specially conceived for the company's 100th anniversary in July.

Schmidt has been supplying Leica cameras in Asia since 1925.

Despite the boom in the number of camera manufacturers and models, particularly in Japan, Schmidt has remained faithful to one brand.

8 Jan 1996 - 12:00am