Leica Cine 1 – 100 review

Sound+Image mag review

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This review originally appeared in Sound+Image magazine, Australian sister publication to What Hi-Fi?. Click here for more information on Sound+Image, including digital editions and details on how you can subscribe.

When we think of design icons in hi-fi and AV, we might turn first to Denmark, or perhaps the US, UK and Japan. 

But if you ask a photographer the same question, it’s more likely to be Germany, and specifically Wetzlar, home to Leica Camera AG, makers of legendary cameras since Oskar Barnack at Leitz (as Leica was officially called until 1986) came up with the first commercially successful 35mm still camera. Since then, a full century has seen Leica delivering the finest, neatest and most famous imaging devices on the planet: legendary, gorgeous, and considerably expensive.