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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.

Not Transparent, MAGNIFYING!
Not Transparent, MAGNIFYING!
Not Transparent, MAGNIFYING!
Not Transparent, MAGNIFYING!
Not Transparent, MAGNIFYING!
Not Transparent, MAGNIFYING!

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45 Responses
  1. Anonymous says:

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

  2. Anonymous says:

    Mind expanding?

  3. Hanna says:

    So cool, and sharp BTW. Nice one!

  4. jroc.24 says:

    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.

  5. Chris says:

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

  6. Hanna says:

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

  7. Lasse says:

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

  8. Hanna says:

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

  9. Anonymous says:

    I think the brick one is the most eye-catching

  10. Anonymous says:

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

  11. rockforlife96 says:

    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

  12. Anonymous says:

    jiminy cricket these are awesome and ebil

  13. Anonymous says:

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

  14. Anonymous says:

    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!!!

  15. Anonymous says:

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

  16. Anonymous says:

    “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.

  17. Anonymous says:

    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.

  18. Trickster says:

    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. :)

  19. Anna says:

    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!

  20. BraDRoBBo says:

      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

  21. ScrOuch says:

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

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

  22. Cara says:

    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.

  23. Anonymous says:

    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

  24. Anonymous says:

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

  25. Kevin says:

    Very nice.

  26. Rolf Raess says:

    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!

  27. Kitten says:

    That’s totally neat. I like these.

  28. bufar says:

    The fence one is definitely the best.

  29. Riff says:

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

  30. FaQ says:

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

  31. Anonymous says:

    wow thoes look real cool

  32. Joan says:

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

  33. Anonymous says:

    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

  34. OuRaNoS says:

    Cool! Where do we find those billboards again?

  35. Anonymous says:

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

  36. asturias says:

    Very good advertising!

  37. George says:

    I don’t get it…

  38. claudia says:

    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.

  39. Hello says:

    the third one’s nice

  40. hi says:

    i like tha brick one!!

  41. ZL123 says:

    What happened about the bottom of the first one?

  42. MeEgAn GaLaNtE says:

    That’s totally painted!

  43. stretch says:

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

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