While not the first commercial 35mm camera offered for sale (that honor goes to the American Simplex in 1913) , Leica's overwhelming success starting in the 1920's really put 35mm photography on map. Over time Leica expanded into different lens mounts and formats. Add to that other camera manufacturers producing Leica mount cameras. This forum is dedicated to all things Leica and Leica mount.
Made in Japan by Cosina in partnership with Voigtlander, the many modern Voigtlander Leica Screw Mount and Leica M mount bodies offer inexpensive and often unique options into entering the world of Leica rangefinder photography.
Classic Leica Copy forum as listed in the book 300 Leica Copies, including but not limited to Nicca, Leotax, Honor, Canon etc. At one time there was a major part of the camera industry just trying to make a lower cost copy/dirivitive of the original Leica.