Not Transparent, MAGNIFYING!

I had hard time deciding which one of these interesting billboards by Leica should I put first. To explain further – if an article consists of more than one photo, ie. a photo-set or image collection, only the first one appears in your widgets and gadgets. Still am not sure which one is the best, and would bring most attention. Can you help? Leica is a company that deals with photo-equipment (if my logic is good), and these should be the billboards they used for their V-Lux photo cameras (or lenses?). Don’t ask me in detail, since I found this info only by zooming the pic. If you have further knowledge, or have encountered these billboards across the country, be sure to comment. They remind me greatly of our recent PSP ads, but the small difference is that they’re not only transparent, but have ability to “magnify” the background as well. I’m sure you understand they aren’t really magnifying, but just a clever optical illusion advertising trick.

45 Replies to “Not Transparent, MAGNIFYING!”

  1. I like the ivy or fence with bushes. The zoom of the foliage makes it look more realistic!! What would have been neater would have been the billboard made to look like what you see when you look through the viewfinder of the camera.

  2. Leica is a camera company that makes professional cameras. they are big in europe but dont really sell here in america. and these are pretty cool

  3. Hello! I have actually found some of these on my roadtrip from pennsylvania to south dakota… They do have other bilboards that I think are better than these but I like this particular post!!!

  4. “amaturish”? Maybe you should do a spell check before posting. Give him a break…you don’t have to visit the site!

  5. “amaturish”? Maybe you should do a spell check before posting because it makes your comment ignorant. Give him a break…Don’t come to the site if you don’t want to read it.

  6. I think the fence one is the most eye catching. Good post.

    I somewhat agree with the anonymous comment saying you might want to do a bit more research before posting.

  7. I don’t believe we need you to spend more of your valuable time looking up useless info on google for us. The point is the optical illusion, that’s what we come here for, not advertising. Keep up the good work Vurdlak – I love your (very professional and friendly) site. :)

  8. Comment no. 10,

    Shut up, people make mistakes, dont come on here to critisise, its stupid. If you dont like it, dont comment!

    Awesome illusion btw. Love it more than the see-through ones! =]

    Keep up the good work!

  9.   heh, nice.
    i like what jroc.24 said about what it would look like through a camera’s viewfinder!:) that would be nice, to make it look like its a bit farther away, zoomed out like :D

  10. I think they are great.

    I don’t think not having information about the company makes your page seem “amateur”, the page is about the optical illusions not the cameras or other things Leica wants to sell.

  11. I don’t think it works as well as the transparent ones, as some of the elements are misaligned, and could easily be photoshopped. Still an interesting find, however

  12. LEICA: the Leica was the first practical 35 mm camera, using standard cinema 35 mm film (1913)… This spread the photographique ability to everyone. The lens systems used at the moon landings came from this german factory!

  13. yahoo widget when you click can’t find says no such thing. probably the comma messes it up because it looks for an html with a comma
    i was also the guy with the apostraphe problem last time

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  15. wwoooouu! it’s my first day in this gadget, I’m total impressived with these photos!!
    Congratulations, you have a new daily visitor from Spain.

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