Leica Camera AG

German company that manufactures cameras, lenses, binoculars, rifle scopes, microscopes, and ophthalmic lenses.

Leica Camera AG is a German company that manufactures cameras, lenses, binoculars, rifle scopes, microscopes, and ophthalmic lenses. The company was founded by Ernst Leitz in 1869. The name Leica is derived from the first three letters of his surname (Leitz) and the first two of the word camera: lei-ca.

Leica Camera AG is 45% owned by The Blackstone Group which licenses the Leica brand name from the independently owned Leica Microsystems GmbH.

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Leica Camera AG
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