Since 1949, LFI – Leica Fotografie International has been established as an independent magazine for the field of Leica photography, as well as the renowned go-to publication for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge, understanding and exposure to all things Leica.

Eight times a year, LFI presents the work of leading Leica photographers in extensive portfolio features. The magazine also offers in-depth test reports of new products, insightful technical articles on both digital and analogue photography, practical advice, exclusive reportages, and much more.

The accompanying App enables access to previous LFI issues, selected areas of the LFI Gallery, the LFI Shop as well as continuous updates and news from the world of photography. The LFI Gallery offers photographers from all around the world an opportunity to showcase their best images taken with a Leica camera, while the LFI News section keeps you up-to-date about the latest exhibitions, photography projects and technological innovations.

What's New

Version 3.0.0

This new version offers numerous function enhancements for iPhone and iPad users. Among the new features are:
Inclusion of old issues (1949-1959) of the LFI magazine (iPad)
Each current issue of the LFI magazine free for subscribers (iPad)
LFI Blog for iPhone and iPad
Expansion of the LFI Gallery

The design was also given a makeover, small errors were dealt with and the overall stability improved.

Many thanks for your feedback, your praise and your criticism – in this manner you help us improve the App! If you have questions about the App, please send us an email to or use our contact template at If you like the App, we would appreciate a positive rating at the App Store!

Ratings and Reviews

Great magazine, terrible app


It's a magazine I like very much, but the potential of the iPad is lost on this app. The layout of the magazine is unchanged and you have to zoom to read any body text or even view the smaller pics properly, thus spoiling the experience. The absolutely worst aspect is the irritating navigation bar, covering the lower quarter of the display, that pops up every time you touch ANY part of the screen, which, on an iPAD is inevitable. I never use this bar, but am constantly having to dismiss it. Totally ruins the reading experience. A straight up PDF of the magazine would be easier to read than this, without the disastrous pop up. Please, developers, if you're reading this, could you give us the option of disabling your horrendous pop up navigation bar.

Useless on iPhone


Restricts you from zooming or viewing a full page.

still has issues

Just Temporary

start up image should be in a higher resolution especially the leica logo (this is when viewed on an iPad 3 or newer). within a magazine, instead of tapping the screen to bring up the index use a swipe up motion or something, because a good majority of the time when i am swiping to the next page, the bottom index comes up. it's also still a bit slow, not only going from one part of the app to the next, but if you change pages in a magazine too quickly, the following page has to load. aside from these issues the app is pretty good.


LFI Photographie GmbH
7.4 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Unrestricted Web Access
© LFI Photographie GmbH
In-App Purchases
  1. 1/2013 $2.99
  2. 4/2012 $1.99
  3. 100 Years of Leica $7.99


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