Leica Camera has released details of its new Leica M11 Monochrom camera and Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH. lens.

The new Leica M11 Monochrom camera and Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH. lens. (Source: Leica Camera.)

The new Leica M11 Monochrom camera sports a fourth-generation model monochrome multi-resolution full-format sensor than enables users to record DNG.RAW files or JPEGs with a resolution of 60, 36 or 18 megapixels. The new camera offers a wide ISO range of 125 to 200,000 and includes 256 GB of internal memory along with convenient wireless connectivity to the Leica FOTOS app to ensure an optimal mobile workflow. Bluetooth and USB-C interfaces are also provided and the camera can be directly controlled with the app, while photos can be immediately assessed on a smartphone or tablet thanks to tethered preview.

The all-metal camera body is made in Germany and features a top plate made of high-quality aluminium, with a sapphire glass display, solid leather covering as well as a black, scratch-resistant paint finish. The Leica M11 Monochrom is available now at the Leica Store and Gallery in Sydney and Melbourne, the Leica Store – Chadstone, Leica’s online store and authorised dealers. The Recommended Retail Price (RRP) is $14,990 including GST.

The new Leica Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH. lens, silver version. (Source: Leica Camera.)

The Leica Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH. lens is a redesign of a popular series of standard prime lenses that began in 1054. Featuring a compact and lightweight design, it exploits the full performance potential of new camera sensors and offers exceptionally high-contrast and detailed results even in difficult light conditions. Eleven diaphragm blades ensure a visibly rounder bokeh and the new lens can focus down to 45 cm, instead of 79 cm. The cylindrical lens hood can be screwed in or unscrewed at any time with a flick of the wrist.

The new Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH. is available in the silver or black anodised version for an RRP of $7,490 including GST for the Black version and $7,790 including GST for the Silver version. It is available now at Leica Stores, the Leica Online Store and authorised dealers.