1925, proprietary name of cameras made by firm of Ernst & Leitz Gesellschaft, Wetzlar, Germany.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for leica

Contemporary Examples of leica

  • Throughout the 1930s, Cartier-Bresson visited Eastern Europe, Italy, Spain, Spanish Morocco, and Mexico, equipped with a Leica.

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    The True Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Sarah Moroz

    February 13, 2014

  • James Balog's nature photography has received international acclaim, including the Leica Medal of Excellence.

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    Extreme Ice Melt!

    James Balog

    December 9, 2009

  • Davidson, who was a thin young man, quiet, and stealth-like with his Leica, spent a year photographing the gang members.

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    Bruce Davidson's True Grit

    Philip Gefter

    November 5, 2009

Historical Examples of leica

  • Steve Parker, the district game protector, aimed his Leica at the carcass of the dog and snapped the shutter.

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    H. Beam Piper