Leica cameras, lenses go retro and modern

Leica Camera has unveiled several new models and several new and reworked lenses, including one camera that may surprise you.

M Edition 60

M Edition 60

It’s the Leica M-A, created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the launch of the M3. So what better way to celebrate than go back to the future. Yup, it’s a 35 film camera. No monitor, no exposure metering, no batteries.

Details are here on our companion site.

Also joining the M lineup is the Leica M-P, designed for professionals, hence the “P.” It’s an “M” with extras.

Read more about it here on our companion site.

And the final entry in the M lineup is a limited edition version, the M Edition 60, celebrating 100 years of Leica photography and the 60th anniversary of the legendary Leica M rangefinder system.

More information is available here on our companion site.

Leica X

Leica X

The Leica V-Lux compact camera offers a DC Vario-Elmarit 9.1–146 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. lens (25-400 mm equivalent) with macro capability to 3 cm.

Further information is here on our companion site.

Made in Germany, the Leica X features a new Leica Summilux 23 mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens and 16.5-megapixel APS-C sensor.

Check it out here on our companion site.

Also made in Germany, the Leica X-E, based on the X-2, features a fast lens, the best materials and a premium finish, says the company.

Further information can be found on our companion site.

Leica S

Leica S

Now we go to the big guns, and the Leica S (Type 007), described as a “logical development” of the Leica S medium-format system. It has a big sensor and offers 4K video. That’ll be something to see.

Details of the new model are available on our companion site.

Also in the medium-format fold is the entry-level model, the S-E, which is basically a Type 006.

Details are available on our companion site.

There’s a new generation of Leica Summarit-M lenses, all with improved performance characteristics and new lens design. The range of focal lengths remains the same, with 35, 50, 75 and 90 mm.

Summarit M 50

Summarit M 50

Leica has announced two high-performance lenses for the Leica T camera system: the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. and the Leica APO Vario-Elmar-T 55–135 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH.

And finally, Leica now offers two of the fastest Leica M-series lenses, the Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. and the Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH., in an alternative silver anodized finish. The technical specifications of both lenses are identical to those of their counterparts.

More information on all the Leica lenses can be found on our companion site.

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