The Leica Camera
Photographers professional and amateur wax rhapsodic about their favorite equipment. One special camera garners much of that love: the Leica.
Almost 100 years ago, the Leica camera changed the world of photography. It was the first practical 35mm camera, and it has inspired passion in those who shoot with it. Whether it is due to the hand-ground Zeiss lenses, the rangefinder mechanism, or its simplicity, the camera has sparked a fervent following. In "Design for the Real World," photojournalist Deborah Copaken Kogan - the author of 'Shutterbabe' - explains what makes the Leica so special.
"Design for the Real World" is an inside look at the hidden genius of everyday things -- from lipstick to sheetrock, tea bags to ballparks. A regular feature of "Studio 360" with Kurt Andersen, public radio's weekly show about what's happening in the culture. Produced by Public Radio International and WNYC.