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R.I.P Ken Hansen

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Yesterday we received this info from Leica Co regarding Mr. Ken Hansen:

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Ken Hansen this past Saturday.There will be a service for Ken on Thursday, May 2nd at Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Avenue, Ramsey, NJ 07446. All close friends are invited to attend.

 

Ken Hansen was a great man, a good friend and trustworthy tradesman, as well as an Icon in the photo industry.

In the photography world, Ken Hansen was a shining example of compassion, trust, loyalty, knowledge & to me, he was a good friend.

 

I met Ken Hansen 30 years ago; we traded with each-other, helped each other with sales, technical issues, fraud alerts and sometimes we just vented to one another.  At a time of craziness in the used photo market place, Ken Hansen was a voice of reason.

 

When I started my own business many years ago, Ken Hansen was very helpful to me getting business and getting my inventory up to par.   His easy going demeanor and his way of handling everything in life was special to me and to others.

 

Ken Hansen was a force in the market place before and after the arrivals of the mega stores & in the internet online era. Ken knew & loved the Leica line of products, and  his clients followed him for decades.

 

Ken Hansen never forgot where he came from despite how much business he did in the market place. He was an icon and a giant in the photography and Leica world.

 

Throughout the years  we often met in NYC at the Leica Gallery openings and the photo show @ the Jacob Javits Center which he never missed especially because it provided him a place and opportunity for him to see his clients/friends and just hang out.  Ken Hansen was a man with high morals and integrity; he was always willing to help other dealers with inventory,give advise, crack a joke and just be Ken…

 

He will be missed by me and I am sure by his loyal followers.

May g-d comfort his family and grant Ken a good place where he deserves to be.

 

Sincerely

Sam Shoshan

 

 

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) “Your Mark” Edition

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Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) 'Your Mark' Edition with Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH

Leica latest  “special camera set ” announcement :

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) “Your Mark” Edition

Leica Camera is pleased to announce a new special edition set for the Leica Monochrom, designed in
collaboration with the Leica Store San Francisco and Horween Leather Company: the Leica M Monochrom
(Typ 246) “Your Mark” Edition, complete with matching Leica Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. lens.

Limited to just 80 sets available exclusively to USA Leica Stores, the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) “Your
Mark” Edition and matching lens have a glossy black paint finish over the top deck, bottom plate and lens –
all crafted from brass. The retro-style vented round lens hood is also made of brass and coated in the black
paint finish, matching the lens and perfectly complementing the red and white enamel paint filled in on the
lens engravings. The Leica script logo engraving atop the camera, unique from the standard Monochrom
(Typ 246), is filled in by hand with white enamel.

The covering of the camera is a very special naturally-tanned black leather made for this edition by
Horween, and the set is completed by a matching carrying strap in the same black leather. Horween
Leather Company is one of the oldest continuously running tanneries in the USA, founded in Chicago in
1905 and currently still based there to this day. Their products are world-renowned for their top-level quality
that is still crafted by hand in America. They have supplied leather for products ranging from luxury watch
bands, belts, wallets and handbags to professional sporting goods such as basketball leather for the
National Basketball Association, and as the exclusive supplier of football leather for the National Football
League.

Both the black paint finish of the camera and lens as well as the Horween leather covering will age
beautifully over time and usage to show the photographer’s wear as a lovely patina, allowing its user to truly
leave their own signature mark on their camera and make each set a one of a kind. This special
combination promises to pay homage to so many legendary Leica cameras before it in the way the
exposed brass will shine through more and more over a lifetime.

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) “Your Mark” Edition with  Coming Soon 

Leica Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. Cat#10918 SP $13,950.00

EAN Code : 4022243109186

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) 'Your Mark' Edition with Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) 'Your Mark' Edition with Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH

Leica Q2 Full Frame 47.3MP Digital Camera W/28/1,7mm Summilux lens NEW USA

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Leica Camera just announce the introduction of its latest camera, and the new evolution of one of its most popular recent releases, the Leica Q2 Camera.The Leica Q2 features a brand new 47.3 megapixel full frame sensor, integrated weather sealing throughout the body and built-in Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 lens,a brand new electronic viewfinder, lightning-fast auto-focus and burst shooting, 4K video, a revised button layout and refined design. 

 

Leica Q2 Digital Camera Cat# 19050 NEW USA $4,995.00 (Accepting Orders)

 

Expand your creative potential /New 47.3 mp sensor and extended digital zoom

 

The Leica Q2 features a newly developed 47.3 megapixel full frame sensor that captures both richly-detailed still pictures and 4K video in brilliant quality at ISO sensitivities up to 50,000.

The combination of the fastest lens in its class and the high sensor resolution expands the flexibility available for subject composition and, thanks to the integrated digital zoom function, also enables you to choose subject framing corresponding to focal lengths of 28, 35, 50, and 75 mm while always preserving the original 47.3 megapixel resolution image from the full sensor in DNG raw format.

Brave the elements/Get the shot every time, anywhere

 

The new Leica Q2 is the only camera in its class to feature protective sealing against dust and water spray. This means that it can brave even the most unfavorable weather conditions without the need for any additional protective measures. Shoot anywhere at any time without second thoughts and concentrate fully on what really matters – getting the perfect picture.

 

One lens, limitless potential, Primed for perfection, day or night

 

The fast maximum aperture of f/1.7 is ideal for capturing the world with your subject standing out in incredible sharpness while the background blurs into a beautiful void, and guarantees you outstanding imaging performance in even the most difficult lighting situations.

With its digital zoom of up to 75 mm, the Leica Q2 can make a perfect companion for street photography as well as shooting architecture, landscapes, and portraits. 

 

A clear view at all times With the new OLED viewfinder

 

The newly developed, high-resolution OLED viewfinder has a resolution of 3.68 megapixels. The high resolution provides an ideal view and live preview of your subject at all times, with improved image depth and higher contrast. Surpassing the previous generation’s LCD EVF technology, the brightness of each individual pixel in the OLED viewfinder of the Q2 is independently controlled – yielding improved contrast and color depth. Power consumption remains low even with the strength of the high-resolution EVF. 

 

High speed performance
Capture fleeting moments with unparalleled precision

 

To ensure you never miss a treasured moment, the Leica Q2 boasts an autofocus system that sharply focuses on your subject in 0.15 seconds, the fastest in its class.  With its high-speed burst shooting rate of an impressive 10 frames per second at the full resolution of 47.3 MP, the Leica Q2 is built to capture what you want, whenever you need.

 

Push your creativity beyond still-images With the new 4k video function

 

The combination of the excellent Leica Summilux lens and the ability to capture video with 4K resolution unlocks new creative perspectives. For brilliant, true-to-life moving pictures, the new Leica Q2 offers a 4K video mode with 3840 x 2160 pixels and frame rates of 30 or 24 frames per second. Alternatively, video footage can also be captured in the familiar full-HD format with 120, 60, 30, or 24 frames per second.

 

Stay connected With the new Leica FOTOS App

 

The new Leica Q2 features energy-saving Bluetooth connectivity for fast, wireless connection. After setting it up for the first time, this connection is automatically saved and remains available when the camera is switched off and on again. In combination with the Leica FOTOS App, this makes it possible to quickly and easily share pictures with the whole world on social media at any time, change numerous camera settings from a smartphone, or even remotely control the shutter release of the Leica Q2.

 

Made in Germany, A tradition of excellence

 

Reduction to the essentials while fully exploiting all available potentials: the new Leica Q2 is fully committed to the principle of uniting the top-level quality and fundamental functionality.

Only the highest quality materials are used in its construction to ensure maximum endurance and a long service life. The camera body is made from magnesium and offers a confident and rugged, yet exquisite, feel.

Main Features and Benefits:

* Newly developed 47.3 MP full frame sensor for best-in-class image quality
* Built-in crop modes are now improved to 30 MP at 35 mm, 15 MP at 50 mm, and 7 MP at a new 75 mm
* Fully weather-sealed to brave the elements and always get the shot while maintaining a compact body
* New 3.68 MP OLED EVF for an improved view of the scene with better color and clarity
* Fixed Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens for tack-sharp images and impeccable low-light quality
* New processor from the Maestro II family ensuring peak performance at these new heights of resolution
* Fast autofocus and 10 fps burst shooting to never miss a crucial moment
* 4K video with UHD and Cine4K resolutions for easy on-the-go high quality recording
* Refined control elements inspired by design languages established with the Leica M10 and CL
* Made in Germany for the most premium quality materials and craftsmanship
* Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) for easier pairing with Leica FOTOS and a continuous connection
* The perfect everyday-carry lightweight travel companion with image quality capable of pro-level output

47.3 MP Sensor

The Leica Q2 features a newly developed 47.3 megapixel full frame sensor that captures both richly-detailed still pictures and 4K video in brilliant quality at ISO sensitivities up to 50,000.

Dust and spray water proof

The new Leica Q2 is the only camera in its class to feature protective sealing against dust and water spray.

Fixed focal length

The fast maximum aperture of f/1.7 is ideal for capturing the world with your subject standing out in incredible sharpness while the background blurs into a beautiful void, and guarantees you outstanding imaging performance in even the most difficult lighting situations.

OLED viewfinder

The newly developed, high-resolution OLED viewfinder has a resolution of 3.68 megapixels. The high resolution provides an ideal view and live preview of your subject at all times, with improved image depth and higher contrast.

High Speed Performance

To ensure you never miss a treasured moment, the Leica Q2 boasts an autofocus system that sharply focuses on your subject in 0.15 seconds, the fastest in its class.

4K video function

For brilliant, true-to-life moving pictures, the new Leica Q2 offers a 4K video mode with 3840 x 2160 pixels and frame rates of 30 or 24 frames per second.

 

Leica M10-P & Summicron-M 50 ‘Safari’ Editions

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Leica Camera Just announce new special editions of the esteemed Leica M10-P camera body and the renowned Leica Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 lens both being made available and sold separately in ‘Safari’ Editions through Leica Dealers. The eye-catching special finish of olive green ‘Safari’ cameras from Leica have a long and storied tradition, dating back to the early years of the M-System. The Leica M10-P Edition ‘Safari’ camera body will be limited to 1,500 units worldwide and includes a carrying strap and SD/credit card holder in Brandy-colored leather. Availability will begin immediately.

The Leica Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 Edition ‘Safari’ lens marks the very first time in Leica’s history that a Leica M-Lens will be offered in the legendary olive green enamel finish. Only 500 of these lenses will be made available, beginning in mid-February. Both ‘Safari’ camera bodies and lenses will be offered on an allocation basis, and only sold separately.

The storied ‘Safari’ cameras from Leica

The first Leica cameras with this high-quality enamel finish in olive green were originally designed and constructed for military use in the field. What began in 1960 with the Leica M1 “Olive” manufactured for the German armed forces went on to become a story of legends in the camera world. While the subsequent olive green M3 and M4 cameras were manufactured exclusively for military use, 1977 saw the appearance of the olive green Leica R3 ‘Safari’ camera in response to increasing demand from private customers. This special edition was followed by a series of popular successors: the M6 TTL ‘Safari’ in 2000, the M8.2 ‘Safari’ in 2008 and, in 2015, the M-P (Typ 240) ‘Safari’.

The Leica M10-P Edition ‘Safari’ camera and the Leica Summicron-M 50 f/2 Edition ‘Safari’ premium lens, both finished in olive green enamel, represent a perfect symbiosis of functionality, legacy, and design.
All visible metallic components of the camera and lens are elaborately machined from solid brass. The premium baked enamel finish in olive green makes the camera and lens resistant to handling blemishes and scratches and provides enduring protection against external influences such as chemicals and UV light

Leica M10-P Edition ‘Safari’ Cat #20015 Selling price $8,450.00

Leica Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 Edition ‘Safari’ Cat# 11824 Selling price $2750

Leica D-Lux 7 Digital Camera Cat # 19116 New USA

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New From Leica :

The Leica D-Lux 7 boasts improved specifications such as a new 17 megapixel 4/3rds sensor for
high-res images, balanced with excellent low light performance. The sensor is perfectly matched to
a 24-75 mm equivalent Vario-Summilux zoom lens with a fast f/1.7-2.8 aperture. Also boasting high
resolutions are the integrated electronic viewfinder and new 3″ touchscreen display, ensuring
improved viewing and faster operation. The D-Lux 7 offers many firsts for the D-Lux line, including
the first to include a “post focus” 4K photo feature, USB charging and integrated Bluetooth to
augment its Wi-Fi connectivity with the Leica FOTOS app.

Vario-Summilux Lens

The built-in DC Vario-Summilux 3.1x zoom lens offers a 24-75mm equivalent focal length range, covering wide-angle to portrait-length focal lengths to suit working in a variety of shooting situations. Its bright f/1.7-2.8 maximum aperture range also suits working in low-light conditions and offers improved control over depth of field. Additionally, also benefiting working in difficult lighting, optical image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake to help render sharper handheld images.

UHD 4K Video Recording

In addition to the versatile still shooting modes, the D-Lux 7 also supports recording UHD 4K video with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100 Mb/s in the MP4 format. Full HD 1080p60 is also supported, in both MP4 and AVCHD formats.

4K PHOTO Modes

Utilizing the D-Lux 7’s video recording capabilities, a trio of still shooting modes are available for recording continuous 8MP stills at a 30-fps shooting rate:

  • Burst: this mode will allow you to continuously record, making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate in order to capture the best moment.
  • Pre-Burst: this mode is ideal for times when you’re unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button and will record images one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.
  • Burst (S/S): this mode most closely follows the video recording process, and allows you to playback your video, pause at the chosen moment, and use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from the video and save it as a single 8MP frame.

Wireless Connectivity and Other Camera Features

  • Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, when used in conjunction with the Leica FOTOS app for iOS and Android, permits sharing imagery directly to a linked mobile device and also enables remote control over the D-Lux 7 and remote shooting via a live view image.
  • Post Focus allows users to select the point of focus after an image has been taken. An electronic shutter function avails a top shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec. to better enable working in bright conditions and with wider aperture settings.

Product Description

  • 17MP Four Thirds MOS Sensor
  • DC Vario-Summilux 3.1x Zoom Lens
  • 24-75mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2.76m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.24m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • UHD 4K30p Video Recording
  • 11-fps Shooting, Extended ISO 100-25600
  • 4K Photo Modes, Post Focus
  • Built-In Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Included CF D Flash Unit

Leica D-Lux 7 accessories :

  • 19541 Handgrip D-Lux 7, black $150.00
  • 19554 Case D-Lux 7, black $150.00
  • 19555 Case D-Lux 7, brown $150.00
  • 19556 Case D-Lux 7, red $150.00
  • 19557 Protector D-Lux 7, black $125.00
  • 19558 Protector D-Lux 7, brown $125.00
  • 19559 Protector D-Lux 7, red $125.00
  • 19560 Carrying strap, D-Lux, black $95.00
  • 19561 Carrying strap, D-Lux, brown $95.00
  • 19562 Carrying strap, D-Lux, red $95.00
  • 19563 Wrist strap D-Lux, black $75.00
  • 19564 Wrist strap D-Lux, brown $75.00
  • 19565 Wrist strap D-Lux, red $75.00
  • 19545 Flash case D-Lux, black $75.00
  • 19546 Flash case D-Lux, brown $75.00
  • 19547 Flash case D-Lux, red $75.00
  • 19542 Display protection foil $25.00
  • 19529 Auto lens cap, silver/black $75.00
  • 18548* Auto lens cap, black $75.00
  • 18545* Battery BP-DC 15 $125.00 

New Lenses from Leica camera co. – Leica NOCTILUX-M 75 MM F/1.25 ASPH

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Leica 75 MM F/1.25 NOCTILUX-M ASPH Lens Cat # 11676 New USA / Coming soon / Accepting orders

World’s Fastest Aspherical 75 mm Lens

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Leica Camera is pleased to expand its line of M-lenses with the Leica Noctilux-M 75 mm f/ 1.25 ASPH. With its razor-thin depth of field combined with exceptional imaging performance and a uniquely soft bokeh that photographers dream of, this lens has everything it needs to become a legend in its own right.

With a focal length of 75 mm, the lens is perfect for portraits with a natural look. The Leica Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH is ideal for M and SL photographers seeking creativity in their imagery. The Leica Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH will be available from early 2018. 

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The Leica Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH offers the following benefits :

  • World’s fastest aspherical 75 mm lens
  • Razor-thin depth of focus in combination with exceptional imaging performance
  • A unique soft bokeh
  • Super high speed portrait lens with extremely shallow depth of field
  • Focal length of 75 mm creates portraits with a natural look
  • Highest image quality at all apertures
  • Optical design features nine elements in six groups which allows for precise, exceptionally detailed isolation of subjects from surroundings
  • Two aspherical elements are included in the design to ensure optimum imaging performance across the entire image field.
  • From the closest focusing distance of 0.85m to infinity, optimum imaging performance is ensured due to the floating lens element.
  • Ideal lens for M and SL photographers looking for something unique and special
  • Outstanding image performance at maximum aperture and unmistakeable bokeh
  • Meticulously crafted to the highest quality standards, with a primary focus on high-grade materials and durability.
  • Made in Germany, with a delivery scope that includes: metal lens cap, clip-on lens cap, tripod adapter, rear lens cap, soft nappa leather case for lens and soft nappa leather case for tripod adapter.

The Leica Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH will be available from the beginning of 2018. Please Call or Email Sam@classicconnection.com to reserve your lens.

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New Lenses from Leica camera co.

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Leica 50 mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH “LHSA”, black paint finish Cat #11186 New USA

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Leica 50 mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH “LHSA”, silver chrome finish Cat #11187 New USA

 

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To commemorate the International Leica Society’s 50th Anniversary, Leica Camera is pleased to announce a special anniversary edition lens, the Leica APO Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH “LHSA” Lens. 

This special edition lens will be available in two classic finishes, Silver Chrome and Black Paint. Limited to a total of 500 units worldwide (300 black paint finish and 200 silver chrome finish), this lens will be available to all Leica Dealers.

Leica Camera AG has collaborated with the LHSA on several special editions since 1978. Founded in 1968, the LHSA is the largest independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the study, history and use of the Leica System. The organization publishes a quarterly journal, Viewfinder, and holds annual meetings. The most recent annual meeting was held in Chicago, and next year the group will be meeting in Wetzlar, Germany. For more information on the organization and membership, visit www.lhsa.org

Combining the design cues of the original classic M lens with the top performance of the state-of the-art Leica APO Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH, this special edition lens offers the Leica enthusiast the best of both worlds. The Leica APO Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH “LHSA” offers the look and feel of the classic Leica Summicron lens with cutting edge performance. The APO Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH is the first lens to optimize the capabilities of modern, high resolution camera systems, making no compromise in image sharpness, achieving previously unattainable values in all technical performance characteristics. The Leica APO Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH “LHSA” has the feet scale engraved in red, while all other engravings are inlaid either in white on the black paint finish model and black on the silver chrome finish model. The special edition serial numbers are on the aperture ring, while the LHSA logo is inscribed (without inlay) on the bayonet rings, just above the ‘Made in Germany’ lettering. The Leica APO Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH “LHSA” lens comes with a separate lens and a lens cap, both machined of solid brass. The Leica APO Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH “LHSA” lens has the same technical features as the APO Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH lens. The lens will be available at all Leica Dealers from January 2018. 

Please Call or Email Sam@classicconnection.com to reserve your lens.

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Phillip Lieberman M10 Experience

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M10 Experience

I’ve used Leicas since 1950 and every M since the M3, excepting the M5 and M8.
The M10 handles like the film cameras – that is like part of your hand.

The controls are well thought out. Exposure compensation and ISO are instantly available – basically all that you would want to change in the course of photographing, without the distraction of hunting around on menus.
The sensor/shutter configuration like the M262 doesn’t seem to pick up dust like the M240.

The new sensor at ISO 3200 results in crisp sharp images with superb micro-contrast. At lower ISOs it’s fantastic – noticeably better than previous M’s and looks better than photos shot on a Sony A7rii with Leica lenses. ISO 6400 produces images that are noise-free – much better than ISO 3200 on a M240.
ISO 25,000 is surprisingly good, but the difference between ISO 200 and ISO 25,000 is evident. Automatic color balance clearly is better than previous M’s or the Sony.

I’ve attached some images, some in very challenging lighting. The color balance hasn’t been shifted in Lightroom and minimal corrections have been applied. It’s the digital camera that I’ve been waiting for.
About the only thing that I would have wished for is replacing the brass with aluminum to reduce the weight by another two ounces. However, it handles so well that isn’t very important.

On-time and wake-up times are faster than the M-240 or M-262 using a SanDisk Extreme Pro 64 GB card formatted in XFATT, about a second – the time that it takes to bring the camera into action. Live view works well, permitting focusing extremely precisely and the delay is faster than the M-240, not on a par with the Sony A7Rii, but nonetheless useful.

The only odd thing that I’ve noticed is that if you compose to the edge of the left vertical 50mm frame line you will lose a small segment of the image with a 50 Apo-Summicron, or 90 mm frame lines with Macro Elmar at distances under 3 meters.
The frame lines are right on a little under three meters

Sample images labeled with ISO attached – all with 50 mm Apo=Summicron.
Philip Lieberman

Please check out the link below to Mr. Lieberman photographs of traditional life in the Tibetan Himalaya regions of Nepal, India and Tibet in the Tibetan and Himalayan digital library. They are of a world that has since almost disappeared.
http://mms.thlib.org/topics/4005/pictures
 

LEICA M10 – The Camera.

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Leica Camera is proud to announce the expansion of the digital Leica M family with the introduction of the Leica M10. Slimmer in size, faster in performance, and offering the best image quality with smarter connectivity for intuitive usage – the Leica M10 sets the new standards for rangefinder photography and state-of-the-art imaging.

The Leica M10 builds on more than 60 years of rangefinder expertise, 11 years of digital M-Camera development and the invaluable feedback from dedicated M-Photographers to not only bring the slimmest digital M of all time, but the most refined and state-of-the-art digital rangefinder Leica has ever created.

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KEY BENEFITS & FEATURES:

Slimmest digital M ever made, for better handling

– Full-frame digital rangefinder, concentrated on photography

– New ISO dial makes this the first digital M with direct access to the essential settings, even when the camera is OFF

– Simple and intuitive control via the new ISO dial and only three buttons: Live-View, Playback and Menu

– Improved rangefinder/viewfinder provides better control of focus and composition with larger field of view, higher magnification and increased eye relief

– First Leica M with integrated Wi-Fi and smart connectivity via iOS app (Android app launching later)

– Programmable ‘Favorites’ menu for quick access to desired options

– Easier Live View focusing with improved Focus Peaking and adjustable/movable magnification

– All new 24 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor ensures exceptional image quality and improved performance

– ISO 100 – 50,000 for better photos in both bright and very low light

– Faster performance with a new Maestro II processor and 2 GB buffer capacity, enabling high speed frame rate of up to 5 fps with longer continuous shooting

– Wide range of tailor-made accessories

– Leica Visoflex compatibility for high resolution electronic viewfinder needs with GPS functionality

– Compatibility with nearly every Leica M lens ever made, and additionally Leica R lenses via an adapter and Live-View

– Outstanding build quality Made in Germany, available in black chrome or silver chrome

– Body constructed from brass and magnesium-alloy with Corning Gorilla Glass LCD cover

– Weather resistant to withstand light rain and dust

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ISO Setting Dial For Better Control

One of the most striking changes with the Leica M10 is the ISO setting dial on the top plate. For the first time in a digital M, the M10 allows all essential shooting parameters such as distance, aperture, exposure time and ISO values to be preselected without using the menu or switching on the camera. This allows for better control and more discreet photography.

Superior Imaging Performance

The key component of the Leica M10 is the new 24 MP full-frame CMOS sensor developed specifically, for this camera. It features new technologies that lead to significant improvements in all parameters relevant to imaging performance – impressive dynamic range, excellent color rendition, exceptional sharpness and the finest resolution of details.

ISO Range Extended, now from 100-50,000

The new sensor of the M10 extends the ISO sensitivity range from a base of 100 to a maximum of 50,000 with much improved performance and less noise at higher ISO values. The Leica M10 opens up new avenues of photography and delivers exceptional imaging performance in difficult lighting conditions.

The New Maestro-II Processor

The latest generation Leica Maestro-II image processor of the Leica M10 reflects the state-of-the-art of advanced processor technology. In combination with the new 24 MP sensor, this ensures that all exposures fulfill the promise made by Leica cameras – pictures that captivate with exceptional quality and brilliance. The Leica M10 delivers images with low digital noise levels and true-to-life detail, even at ISO values as high as 50,000.

New Optical Rangefinder/Viewfinder

The new optical rangefinder/viewfinder in the M10 greatly improves the focusing and composing of subjects. The field of view has been enlarged by 30%. The magnification factor has been increased to 0.73 x. Also, with a 50% increase of the eye-relief distance, the viewfinder is much more convenient to use, especially for those who wear glasses.

Leaner Operating Concept

With a slimmer profile and only three buttons on the back of the camera – Live-View, Playback and Menu, the Leica M10 is incredibly easy to handle and use.

Fast Continuous Shooting

With a 2.0 GB buffer memory and continuous shooting of up to 5 frames per second at full resolution, the Leica M10 ensures that a photographer will never miss decisive moments.

Weather Resistant for All Conditions

The Leica M10 is perfectly equipped to withstand light water sprays and dust. The camera’s top and bottom plates are machined from solid blocks of brass, with a full-metal magnesium-alloy chassis and scratch-resistant Corning ® Gorilla® Glass covering the LCD. The build of the camera and its special rubber seals make it able to resist the adversities of everyday life, even in bad weather.

The ‘Favorites’ Menu

The importance of particular settings varies according to personal preferences and photographic needs. To cater for these, the Leica M10 offers a programmable ‘Favorites’ menu. In this menu, the photographer defines personal preferences for the relevant parameters and can later access them at the press of a button. The settings can be easily changed and adapted to meet the needs of specific photographic situations at any time.

Wireless Connectivity

The Leica M10 is the first M-Camera with an integrated Wi-Fi module. This allows pictures to be sent conveniently to iOS devices, via a wireless connection, and immediately shared online while on the go or in the field. It also enables remote control of the Leica M10 via Wi-Fi with a smartphone or tablet equipped with the Leica M-App. Important shooting parameters, such as shutter speed, or functions such as firing the shutter can also be controlled from the smart device. An equivalent app for Android devices, will be made available at a later time.

Live-View Focusing with Focus Peaking

Live-View offers both focus peaking, the automatic marking of sharply focused edges as colored lines, as well as magnification to attain pin-point accurate focusing on the LCD monitor. In the Leica M10, the visibility of these contrasting peaking lines has been vastly improved from the previous generation, and now enables even more convenient focusing by allowing the magnified view to be moved anywhere on the Live-View image.

Sustainability & Longevity

Leica has been making history for decades – with cameras that have always been ahead of their time. Throughout all these years, Leica has always kept a tight focus on sustainability. In the 1950s, Leica created a timeless and enduring standard – the Leica M-bayonet. Nearly all Leica M-Lenses produced ever since can be mounted and used on the Leica M10. Leica cameras and lenses are timeless and faithful companions with enduring reliability and an exceptionally long life.

Compatibility With Leica Visoflex EVF and R-Lenses

The combination of the Leica R-Adapter and the Leica Visoflex 2.4 MP electronic viewfinder makes it possible to use nearly all Leica R-Lenses ever made on the M10. Manually focusing R-Lenses is now easier than on prior M cameras with the combination of the Visoflex and the M10’s improved Live-View functions. Additionally, the Visoflex’s built-in GPS functionality embeds geotag data into every image the M10 captures while it is mounted.

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Leica M10 – Accessories

Leica M10 Holster 

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Made of premium leather, the holster provides protection and complete freedom of movement while using the camera. With its patented multiangle connection and a rip-resistant adjustable belt, it always lays flat against the user’s body. The holster is large enough to hold a Leica M10 with or without a handgrip attached. 

Leica M10 Protector       

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The M10 Protector is made of soft leather in black, red or vintage brown with a moulded grip, making it easy to handle the camera. The included matching leather LCD screen protection on the back is easily removable. The protector can be attached to the camera by a specially designed knurled screw without a tool. All camera controls and functions are easily accessible and optional accessories such as carrying straps, wrist straps and the thumb support can all be used in combination with the protector.      

Carrying straps and wrist straps

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The leather carrying straps and wrist straps are both elegant and practical. Embossed with the Leica logo, the straps can be used will all M cameras. The protective tabs prevent scratching of the camera body. The straps are available in black, red and vintage brown.  

Leather Pouch

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The soft and supple black leather pouch offers ideal protection for Leica M cameras with or without a handgrip. It features a wrist strap and practical Velcro fasteners. The pouch with a short front is suitable for M cameras with lenses up to a diameter of 65 mm and maximum length of 60 mm. The pouch with the long front, offers protection for M cameras with lenses up to a diameter of 65 mm and a maximum length of 80 mm. The leather pouch can be used with other Leica cameras.    

Leica M10 Thumb Support, black or silver

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The thumb support enhances the ergonomics of the Leica M 10 by slotting into the hot shoe. With the thumb, pressed up against the thumb rest, the camera can be held much more steadily and is easier to handle. It makes shooting with one hand much steadier and allows the use of longer shutter speeds with less risk of camera shake. The thumb support is machined from brass and is finished in the same classic surface coating as the Leica M 10 to ensure a perfect match when attached.

 

Leica M10 Hand grip, black or silver

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The handgrip ensures that the Leica M10 can be held safely and steadily when shooting single-handed or with one of the heavier Leica M-lenses. The optionally available finger loops, in sizes, S, M and L can further improve the grip on the camera. With an integrated tripod mount, the handgrip doesn’t have to be removed when shooting from a tripod. A large diameter knurled screw enables quick and easy attachment.

 

Leica Visoflex (Typ 020)

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Thanks to its swivel action, the 2.4 MP, high-resolution visoflex electronic finder enables photography from unusual angles and simultaneously expands the photographer’s creative horizons. When the viewfinder is held up to the eye, the eye sensor automatically switches the Live View feed from the camera LCD into the Visoflex EVF and back again as soon as the camera is moved away from the eye. It also features an integrated GPS module that can be switched on for geotagging image flies.  

Leica Thread Adapter & New Correction Lenses

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The thread adapter is supplied with a special tool for mounting it on the camera. Once mounted, Leica correction filters from previous M cameras with smaller diameters can be mounted on the M10. The Thread Adapter also enables the use of the Leica Anglefinder M and the viewfinder magnifiers on the Leica M10. The thread adapter and mounting tool are supplied in a Leica SD case for safekeeping when not in use.

 

USB Stick, Leica M10

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The 16 GB USB Stick, Leica M 10 can also be used as a key chain.

 

The NEW SL-Lenses / Three prime lenses and a zoom !

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The NEW SL-Lenses  A brilliant outlook for 2017 !!

The new 35 mm, 75 mm and 90 mm Summicron prime lenses reflect the latest advancements in the development of lens technology for the Leica SL, with lighter and more compact construction, coupled with improved optical design. Not only do these new lenses exceed the exceptional imaging performance of the first generation of SL-Lenses, but they also offer a considerably shorter closest focusing distance.

The new Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH. ultra-wide zoom expands the existing portfolio of SL zoom lenses. For landscapes and architecture, shooting at events, concerts or weddings, or even for reportage and documentary work: the enormous versatility of this lens makes it the ideal companion whatever and wherever you shoot and – thanks to its dust and weather-sealed construction – even in the most challenging and adverse photographic conditions.

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH.: Available from summer of 2017
Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH.: Available from autumn 2017
Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 mm f/3,5-4,5 ASPH.: Available from winter 2017
Leica Summicron-SL 35 mm f/2 ASPH.: Available from beginning of 2018

 

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