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By on January 8, 2009, with 45 Comments

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.

  • Anonymous

    Those are so so so cool!!
    they are like the transparent ones.

  • Anonymous

    Mind expanding?

  • Hanna

    So cool, and sharp BTW. Nice one!

  • jroc.24

    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.

  • Chris

    Leica is a German camera company, and the V-Lux is a digital camera.

  • Hanna

    Wish I could take such pics! (even with such a camera, cause I have no clue how any of these work, hihi :))

  • Lasse

    Actually, I like these one better than the transparent ones!

  • Hanna

    I agree with you, Lasse, completely! They’re very nice. Good work!

  • Anonymous

    I think the brick one is the most eye-catching

  • Anonymous

    Would it hurt for you to do a little googling or any research before posting. It makes your page seem VERY amaturish.

  • rockforlife96

    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

  • Anonymous

    jiminy cricket these are awesome and ebil

  • Anonymous

    I think the last two aren’t very effective, though. I like the fence and the bricks!

  • Anonymous

    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!!!

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    “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.

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Trickster

    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. :)

  • Anna

    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!

  • BraDRoBBo

      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

  • ScrOuch

    These are really cool! I like the one with yvi most!

    By the way: You’re doing a great job here!!!

  • Cara

    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.

  • Anonymous

    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

  • Anonymous

    Leica is a very well-respected German camera company, FWIW.

  • Kevin

    Very nice.

  • Rolf Raess

    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!

  • Kitten

    That’s totally neat. I like these.

  • bufar

    The fence one is definitely the best.

  • Riff

    These are really cool. My favorite is the third one. It looks awesome.

  • FaQ

    The brick one is the best. And the foliage one is second best. =)

  • Anonymous

    wow thoes look real cool

  • Joan

    Can you imagine a spider put on one of these, it would be quite startling!

  • Anonymous

    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

  • OuRaNoS

    Cool! Where do we find those billboards again?

  • Anonymous

    woo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!how boring=[

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    Very good advertising!

  • George

    I don’t get it…

  • claudia

    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.

  • Hello

    the third one’s nice

  • hi

    i like tha brick one!!

  • lily


  • ZL123

    What happened about the bottom of the first one?

  • MeEgAn GaLaNtE

    That’s totally painted!

  • http://samman14@verizon.net stretch

    Does anyone see partial faces or silhouettes in each of these magnifications? Or am I just ” TAPPY?”