Decided to extend presence to areas outside Europe, Leica opened their first flagship store, the Leica Store Ginza, in Tokyo, Japan in 2006 to display full series of Leica products to Asian Market. Leica MP Titanium was introduced in April, 2007 to commemorate the first anniversary of the opening of Leica Store Ginza. It was sold only in Leica Store Ginza in Japan with 150 pieces of limited edition, without releasing to worldwide.
Leica, the creation king of 135 full-frame format mechanical rangefinder cameras, has walked through 100 years, produced lots of excellent cameras and lens, and given photographers artistic experiences they dream of. To commemorate the 100 years of glorious history, from the beginning to current, and from film photography to digital photography, Leica M Edition “Leica 100” with limited edition of 101 sets was released in 23rd May 2014.
Outside the earth, there exists a mysterious universe that many space lovers would like to explore more about its secrets with their own eyes. In 1970, Nikon issued the longest reaching lens “Reflex Nikkor 2000mm f/11” ever made for the 35mm system, allowing space lovers to know more about the appearance of universe by magnification.
Once upon a period in the 1950s, several Japanese lens-making companies engaged in intense competition to strive for super-fast lens with extremely large aperture. Nippon Kogaku NIKKOR-N.C 50mm f/1.1 Leica screw mount version released in 1956 has only less than 100 pieces of production, making it an invaluable collection item.