Leica and Panasonic join forces in "L squared technology" for future cameras

Leica and Panasonic L2 Technology agreement
Leica and Panasonic bosses Matthias Harsch & Akira Toyoshima shake on new agreement (Image credit: Leica / Panasonic)

Panasonic and Leica Camera AG have announced that both companies have reached an agreement for a new comprehensive business alliance. Both companies have agreed to increasingly bundle their core competencies and to develop new technologies and solutions resulting from this collaboration under the name of “L² Technology” (L squared Technology) which symbolically uses the two “Ls” of  Leica and Lumix in their marketing activities going forward.

(Image credit: Leica / Panasonic)

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.