A look at the 99 Years of Leica Book!
A couple of weeks back I received a package from UPS direct from Leica that consisted of their new coffee table book “99 Years”. This book surprised me with its content and even though I have not read the whole book yet I have been very pleased with what I have seen and read so far. This book covers 99 years of Leica from the beginnings to the current and brand new “M” model. It also has loads of iconic photos, interviews, articles, info on prototypes such as the original “S1” digital camera and much more.
At $130 it is not cheap but it is also not expensive for what you get. This is a book for any true Leica fan and it is very well made with a hardshell cover/case and all. Take a look at the quick video I made to show you what the book is like:
This book is available right now through Ken Hansen for $130. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org as he has about a dozen in stock. To some $130 is expensive for a book but this is a very well made 300 page coffee table book with just about every piece of information you would ever want to know from the last 99 years with Leica. Very cool to have and for those who still think it is expensive, check out this MONSTER book from the band Kiss for $4200 🙂
All in all I can say that if you love Leica, you will love “99 Years”!
I just want to do a shameless plug for Ken. I bought this book from him, he shipped it to New Zealand promptly, it was packaged brilliantly, and arrived without so much as a crease. And he was a pleasure to deal with.
Be careful if you’re looking at buying the one on Amazon UK. When I looked they only had the German language version, but that old have since changed.
in UK it’s on Amazon for £75
I might get it, looks like a good book
Is that an f/stop ring I see on one of those pages?
Rumor has it there’s a Paul Smith Special Edition version of this book coming. 😉
But that one will be $399.
I haven’t opend the secred pages either….
I wonder what kind of special edition cameras/lens Leica has prepared for the century mark?
do you ship to Singapore?
Got mine too!
Fairly certain that only 1500 were made to limit production. I have one, but haven’t cracked the seal LOL 😉
LOL, oh god.
Finally, a Leica I can afford! Looks like a good book. I may have to Christmas shop for myself.
Seem to be a nice christmas gift.
They also had them in stock at the Leica boutique store inside the large Sammy’s Camera on Fairfax in Los Angeles.
Darn it Steve!! I was hoping you would open the “Top Secret” section. I haven’t opened that part either. I do love the book. Got mine a week ago from Dale. One thing you didn’t mention, that I think adds to the value…. I have read many places that there are only 1500 copies for all of North America. So it is kind of a collectors piece.