Today we had the Leica announcements and it was a pretty impressive list.
A new medium format S camera, new film M, a limited addition digital M that was incredibly brave, a digital camera with no LCD. You don’t know what you have until you download the images to your computer.
A new Leica X camera to replace the X2 and two rebadged Panasonic’s 😉
The new D-Lux is based on the Panasonic I blogged about yesterday and it looks to be a stunning compact camera. Normally it is a difficult choice to decide if the Leica is worth the extra. The glass tends to be different and the firmware but apart from that they are the same camera with slightly different body shells.
Normally if you are in the USA, the Leica model makes more sense as it comes with two year warrantee and a copy of Adobe Lightroom. Here in Europe we get two year warrantees by EU law so it makes the Leica model harder to justify, but I was shocked to see the UK prices. The Leica is £825 while the Panasonic is £799 and Leica have increased the warrantee to three years.
There was some tricks as well that we have seen before, the old S and been re-released as S-E, the old X2 as the X-E, there were also a lot of new lens released for both the M and the T.
Altogether a very powerful set of updates. At the next Photokina I expect the big thing to be a new M, but until then this will keep a lot Leica users very happy.
Leica M-A rangefinder camera (body only, black)
Leica M-A rangefinder camera (body only, silver)
Leica S medium format camera (typ 007)
Leica S-E medium format camera (typ 006)
Leica D-Lux (typ 109) digital camera
Leica handgrip for Leica D-Lux (typ 109)
Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH lens (silver)
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens (silver)
Leica Summarit-M 35mm f/2.4 ASPH lens (black)
Leica Summarit-M 35mm f/2.4 ASPH lens (silver)
Leica Summarit-M 50mm f/2.4 lens (black)
Leica Summarit-M 50mm f/2.4 lens (silver)
Leica Summarit-M 75mm f/2.4 lens (black)
Leica Summarit-M 75mm f/2.4 lens (silver)
Leica Summarit-M 90mm f/2.4 lens (black)
Leica Summarit-M 90mm f/2.4 lens (silver)
Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH lens
Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH lens
Leica V-LUX (typ 114) digital camera
Leica X Digital Compact Camera With Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH Lens (Black)
Leica X digital compact camera with Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH lens (silver)
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