Reduction to the essentials and a form that follows function? We can only be talking about Leica. The masters of excellent optics from Wetzlar surpass themselves with the new Leica CL »100 years of Bauhaus - Bauhaus museum dessau«: Because the camera not only celebrates photography as a craft, but also the »Bauhaus« anniversary including the opening of the associated gallery in Dessau. The legendary design school is honored with classical proportions, inconspicuous Leica logo in black and iconic »Bauhaus« embossing. The compact Elmarit TL 18 f/2.8 wide-angle lens and the exposure controls on the top of the the 24-mega pixel aluminum body are also minimalist. Addition to the battery and the carrying strap? Nothing. A photographic return to the essentials. We are sure: Walter Gropius would have bought one, too.