Last year’s centenary of Leica Camera also marked the 65th anniversary of our magazine. When the first issue appeared in 1949 (still under the name of Leica Fotografie), the Leica IIIc and IIId were the camera models of the day. The IIIf came out the following year, while the M3 was still five years in the future. Initially, the magazine was published in German only, until growing interest led to the first English-language edition in 1953 – closely followed by the French version, which continued into the new millennium.
The first decade of this century marked a host of new developments in digital photography and print media, to which LFI responded with the launch of their website in 2003. The Online Gallery was added four years later, enabling readers to interact both with each other and our editorial office. It also regularly leads to readers’ photographs being published in LFI. In 2010 the LFI App was launched, followed by the introduction of the LFI Blog at Photokina 2014.
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