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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


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. 


2 Leica Noctilux-m 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH

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 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


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



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

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. 

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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.

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.




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


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.


Leica M10 – Accessories

Leica M10 Holster 


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       


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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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Leica Sofort Instant Film Camera Mint / White & Orange New

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Leica Sofort Instant Film Camera Mint / White & Orange New

Image 1     Leica Sofort Instant Film Camera (Orange) Cat # 19102 New    Image 1




  • Accepts instax mini Instant Film
  • Automatik-Hektor 60mm f/12.7 Lens
  • 34mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3-Zone Manual Focus System
  • 37x Optical Viewfinder with Target
  • Built-In Flash & Mechanical Shutter
  • Multiple Automatic Shooting Modes
  • Exposure Compensation of ±0.7 EV
  • Macro Mode Focuses to 11.8″; Self-Timer
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Pack


introducing its first instant film camera, Leica has released the Sofort: a distinctly Leica-esque camera built for fun, ease of use, and creating shareable prints on the spot. The unique design of the camera utilizes instax mini-format film, and the colorful squared profile of the camera incorporates a 0.37x-magnification optical viewfinder and an Automatik-Hektor 60mm f/12.7 lens, which provides a 34mm equivalent focal length for a standard wide-angle perspective. The lens’s design permits zone focusing in three ranges, down to 11.8″, via a lens ring, and the standard Program shooting mode allows for +/-0.7 EV exposure compensation and flash mode control, including a second curtain setting for more natural results. The camera is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack that provides up to 100 shots on a single charge. For more creative shooting, there are also dedicated Self-Portrait, People & Party, Action & Sport, Bulb, Macro, Self-Timer, and Double Exposure modes. Complementing its playful intentions, the Leica Sofort is available in : Mint , White & Orange In addition to the camera itself, Leica is also releasing a slew of accessories, including its own Leica Sofort Color Instant Film & Leica Sofort Monochrom Instant Film Pack , which both feature distinct warm-white-colored borders to provide a classic appearance for each image. Additionally, you can deck out your camera with protective Brown or Black cases, or matching white, mint or orange neck straps Additionally, you can deck out your camera with protective brown or black cases, or matching whitemint, or orange neck straps. And for the Sofort enthusiast, a postcard set, photo album, box set, and photo presenter are all also available to highlight Leica’s entrance into instant film photography.

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Leica and ONA present an exclusive collection of premium camera bags

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Leica Camera and ONA announced an exclusive collection of of camera bags.

Shipping will start in November to Leica dealers.

Leica Camera and ONA present an exclusive collection of high-quality, premium camera bags

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary 35mm camera in 2014, ONA – an American manufacturer of premium camera bags – created ‘The Berlin II’, a bag designed especially for the Leica M-System. As a follow-up to this collaboration, the two companies have once again joined together to present the ‘ONA FOR LEICA’ collection, featuring six distinctive models crafted by ONA. Each piece will be lined in red and will feature a red rivet, as a discreet reference to Leica. The series will be offered exclusively by Leica Camera AG in a range of materials and color combinations.

About ONA

ONA is a purveyor of fine bags and accessories designed for, and inspired by, photographers and creative professionals.  Each bag is meticulously hand-crafted from the highest quality materials, conveniently sized, built to last for years, with a particularly attractive, minimalist design. The bags provide durable protection for precious Leica cameras and lenses while reflecting the photographer’s inimitable personal style.

Leica and ONA present an exclusive collection of premium camera bags  *(click for more info)

Leica Collection by ONA, Berlin II M-System Leather Camera Bag - Black Cat # 14917 NEWLeica Collection by ONA, Berlin M-System Leather Camera Bag - Vintage Bourbon Cat # 14916 NewLeica Collection by ONA, Bowery Camera Bag - Black Cat # 14903 NewLeica Collection by ONA, Bowery Camera Bag - Field Tan Cat # 14904 NewLeica Collection by ONA, Bowery Camera Bag - Smoke cat # 14905 NewLeica Collection by ONA, Bowery Leather Camera Bag - Antique Cognac Cat # 14901 NewLeica Collection by ONA, Bowery Leather Camera Bag - Dark Truffle Cat # 14902 NewLeica Collection by ONA, Brixton Camera Messenger Bag - Black Cat # 14913 NewLeica Collection by ONA, Brixton Camera Messenger Bag - Field Tan Cat # 14914 NewLeica Collection by ONA, Brixton Camera Messenger Bag - Smoke Cat # 14915 NewLeica Collection by ONA, Brixton Leather Camera Messenger Bag - Antique Cognac Cat # 14911 New



Leica 28 mm f/5.6 Summaron-M Cat # 11695 New USA

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SP $2495 Pre-Order lens / Please call 1.888.534.2272 to order.

Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 a classic lens reborn!

Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6, a reincarnation of a classic lens design and the most compact M-Lens to date. The Summaron-M is modeled after the original screw mount Summaron 28 mm f/5.6 lens produced at the Leitz factory in Wetzlar from 1955 to 1963. The new Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 is recreated with an M-bayonet mount, 6-bit coding and a slightly revised mechanical design but no changes to the optical design itself. Each lens will be a special order item, made only after an order has been placed.

The Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 offers the following benefits :

  • Optical design similar to the original Summaron 28mm f/5.6 lens
  • Most compact M-Lens, with an overall length of about 3/4” (less than 2cm) is unobtrusive and ideal for street photography
  • Provides unmistakable imaging signature which otherwise cannot be reproduced by digital means
  • Through its combination of large depth of field, natural contrast, excellent rendition of details, and visible vignetting, the Summaron-M gives images a unique character, reminiscent of analog photography
  • Combination of a clearly laid out depth of field scale and long focus throw allows precise and easy zone focusing
  • Depth of field scale is colored in red
  • Assembled by hand from top quality materials and finished in Silver Chrome
  • Made in Germany and delivery scope includes metal lens hood and cap.
  • The design and manufacturing process of the metal lens hood has ben recreated to match the original Summaron lens. It is first machined from solid brass and then given its ultimate form by a turning and bending process.
  • Pre-Order with a 10% down payment.

Leica 28 mm f/5.6 Summaron-M Cat # 11695 New USA

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