Leica has announced three new digital cameras, a new lens and a lens adaptor that allows Hasselblad H-system lenses to be mounted on a Leica S2 camera body.
The new Leica M Monochrom. (Source: Leica.)
The new Leica M Monochrom is the first digital camera designed exclusively for full-frame, 35mm black-and-white photography. Featuring an 18-megapixel sensor that is matched to the Leica M-Lenses, it records only the luminance values at each pixel, thereby delivering black-and-white images that are significantly sharper than comparable exposures from a camera with a RBG-filtered sensor. Click here for full details and specifications in PDF.
Leica’s new X2 is available in black or silver. (Source: Leica.)
The Leica X2 features a new APS-C-format professional CMOS sensor with 16.2 megapixels effective. It also sports a Leica Elmarit 24 mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens and is the second Leica compact camera model ‘Made in Germany’. The camera is available in a discreet black or elegant silver finish. Click here for full details and specifications in PDF.
The 14.1-megapixel Leica V-Lux 40. (Source: Leica.)
The latest model in the V-Lux range, the Leica V-Lux 40, features a Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.3″“86 mm f/3.3″“6.4 ASPH. lens with a zoom range that has been extended to 20x. Based on the recently released Panasonic TZ30, it has a 15.3-megapixel (effective 14.1 MP), 1/2.33″ CMOS sensor and offers improved low light performance. Click here for full details and specifications in PDF.
The new Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH lens. (Source: Leica.)
Leica’s APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH lens sets new performance standards for this focal length in the Leica M portfolio. Its design is based on the Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. and the Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. lenses. The lens group behind the diaphragm is designed as a floating element that changes its position relative to the front group during focusing. This ensures superior imaging quality throughout its focusing range, including at closer focusing distances. Click here for full details and specifications in PDF.
The Leica S-Adapter H, shown with the S2 body and a Hasselblad H-system lens. (Source: Leica.)
The new Leica S-Adapter H allows all the Hasselblad H-system lenses to be mounted on a Leica S2 camera body. All lens functions, such as autofocus, central shutter control and automatic diaphragm are retained. The smart electronics of the adapter facilitate the complete integration of the lenses into the Leica S-System. Click here for full details and specifications in PDF.
Details of pricing and availability in Australia are provided in the PDF documents.