Tamarkin Camera offers the very best serviceService is paramount today, as always, and we provide the finest service available – from expert appraisals to helping you choose the perfect gear for you and your style of photography., expertiseWe offer the most extensive knowledge base and have used virtually every piece of Leica gear brought to market since 1925. Ask us – we’ll answer every Leica question you have. and photographic gearTamarkin Camera sells only the best. Period. We offer the finest hand-made state-of-the-art and vintage photographic gear available – Leica camera, Oberwerth camera bags and Tamarkin Camera Leather Straps. on the planet.
Welcome to Tamarkin Camera – “America’s Premier Leica Specialist” – since 1971.
We are open to the public Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., by appointment only.
Working By Appointment Only means that you get our full and undivided attention, and therefore the best service on the planet, surrounded by the Leica Museum and the Rangefinder Gallery.
Appointments are limited to 50 minutes.
Tell us what you wish to see or experience or examine so that we can prepare for your visit. Also, if you are trading or selling, we'll need to know that, too.
Tamarkin Camera is an authorized Leica Camera and Sport Optics dealer with a showroom in the River North Gallery district in downtown Chicago. We are also mail-order Leica dealers. Within our showroom is The Rangefinder Gallery, which showcases images made with the legendary Leica M camera.
Leaders in Leica expertise and service, Tamarkin Camera sells more Leica per square foot than any Leica dealer in the world.
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Tamarkin Camera prefers direct contact with our customers, which is why you will not find a shopping cart on our website. We find that direct contact between us and our customers is paramount, especially when a item is used or collectible.
Thank you for shopping at Tamarkin Camera – we look forward to serving you!
Leica M6 Titanium
Leica M6 .72 Titanium New Old Stock! Nr. 1926929. Complete in its box, this camera is working and near to Mint.
Save $1,500 on a Leica SL-System bundle!
Don’t just dream about the SL2 – own it. For $1,500 less.
Simply create a Leica Owner Account here and download your personal certificate to use on the bundle you choose.
Leica SL2 in Silver Chrome & 35 Summicron-SL f2 ASPH - $6,395
Leica SL2 in Silver Chrome & 50 Summicron-SL f2 ASPH - $6,095
Leica SL2 in Silver Chrome & 24-70 Vario-Elmarit-SL f2,8 ASPH - $7,795
Leica SL2 in Black & 35 Summicron-SL f2 ASPH - $6,395
Leica SL2 in Black & 50 Summicron-SL f2 ASPH - $6,095
Leica SL2 in Black & 24-70 Vario-Elmarit-SL f2,8 ASPH - $7,795
Or, combine an SL2 camera body with ANY Leica SL lens to get your $1,500 savings!
Call 1-800-BUY LEICA to learn more!
The Leica M11-P
With its classic Leica script on the top plate and absence of the Red Dot, this new Leica M camera boasts a sapphire LCD crystal, dark chromed viewfinder (less reflective), 256 Gigabyte internal memory, and an extended dynamic range.
Most notably, this is the first Leica camera that offers compliance with the new Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI). CAI-compliant technology create transparency, building trust. The technology makes it possible for the first time to check the origin and history of a photograph – and thus prove authenticity: “The Content Authenticity Initiative is a collaborative endeavor focused on creating a standard framework for validating the legitimacy and origin of digital content, especially within media and creative content domains.”
Your image, its provenance information and digital signature are sealed cryptographically into a tamper-proof manifest with the image.
All of this means that we can now prove our images are NOT AI-generated.
Available in both Silver Chrome or Matte Black finish.
New 28 Summicron-M f2 ASPH II
The new 28mm Summicron-M f2 ASPH lens, in black anodised finish, is the latest update to the M lens line. With its built-in retractable lens shade and close focusing abilities, this new Summicron lens matches the new 35mm and 50mm Summilux lenses in its design and handling.
New Super Wide Angle SL lenses
The 14-24 Super-Vario-Elmarit-SL f2,8 ASPH has a working range from 0,28m to infinity and an impressive field of view, up to 114 degrees. The perfect wide-angle zoom lens for your SL kit.
• Ultra-wide-angle zoom lens
• Especially suitable for landscape, architecture, interior, street, and astrophotography
The 21 Super-APO-Summicron-SL f2 ASPH combines the world's first APO lens with 21mm with the latest Leica technology.
• Fast ultra-wide-angle lens
• Dual Synchro Drive
The new Leica Sofort 2
The Decisive Moment or The Selfie.
Film or digital?
Print it or share it instantly around the world?
How to choose?
The Sofort 2 means you don’t have to. Live in the moment.
“Sofort” means “immediately” in German, and what better name to describe the second edition of the Leica Instant Camera. The Sofort. In red, white or black – pick the one that suits you!
The Sofort 2 is the fun way walk about town and to travel. Capture and share instantly with the new Sofort 2, whether it’s a decisive moment or just a pic of the gang around the table.
- Two shutter release positions for ease of selfie, landscapes and portraits,
- Ten lens effects & ten film styles, as well as macro mode,
- Easy menu in the Leica style,
- Leica FOTOS integration with the option to save Sofort images to the app – or, print your favorites on the spot!
The Leica M11 Monochrom
In 2012, Leica decided to be the only manufacturer in the world to launch a full frame camera with a dedicated black-and-white sensor: the Leica M Monochrom. Today, in the eleventh year of the Monochrom success story and with a wealth of experience from almost 70 years of designing and manufacturing Leica rangefinder cameras, Leica Camera AG introduces the fourth generation with a black-and-white sensor: The new Leica M11 Monochrom.
First Monochrom BSI CMOS Sensor in a Leica camera
Highest dynamic range in a Leica Monochrom camera to date with up to 15 stops
Triple Resolution Technology: Native at 60 MP with 36MP & 18MP options available for flexibility
Largest ISO range ever in a Leica M Monochrom camera: Native at 125 with a new max of 200,000 ISO
Massive internal memory of 256 GB: perfect for backing up larger memory cards in the field
Heightened durability: scratch resistant black finish and sapphire cover glass on the back display
Fast connection to images and charging via the USB-C port
Iconic & unobtrusive design: No Leica red dot and monochromatic design on dials and buttons
Handmade in Germany
The new Leica Q3
Leica introduces the most powerful fixed focal length full frame camera - the Leica Q3. High-quality craftsmanship, a timeless and sleek design, and simple operation make this the new Leica Q3. Plain and simple - the camera you've been waiting for:
- First ever 60MP BSI CMOS Sensor with Triple Resolution Technology
- 14 stops of dynamic range and
- Digital zoom options up to 90mm
- New Maestro IV Processor with 8GB of buffer memory
- New state of the art Hybrid Autofocus system
- New tiltable back screen with 76% increase in resolution
- New EVF with 56% increase in resolution
- HDMI for video recording & USB-C ports for charging and data transfer
- 8K resolution output and ProRes video support
- New battery with 18% more power
- Wireless charging capabilities
- 10x faster wireless transfer speeds
- IP52 Weather Sealing Certification