A new Leica Monochrom camera is on the way, paired with a new prime lens. The specs have now leaked, telling us more about the camera, and there are also some leaked photos to show us what it will look like. Judging from the specs, the new Leica will have the highest dynamic range so far. And as far as design goes, it will omit the iconic red dot.
The upcoming lens is Leica Black Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH, a fast prime lens for Leica L mount. It will reportedly come with some improvements over the existing version. It will have 11 aperture blades for smoother and rounder bokeh. The focusing distance will be improved to 0.45m, and Leica has reportedly updated the lens’ performance (although I’m not exactly sure what this means). The new 50mm lens will be compact, similar in size and design to the Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH.
These are the leaked camera specs:
- Monochrome BSI CMOS Sensor with Triple Resolution Technology (60/36/18 MP)
- ISO range: 125 to ISO 200,000
- 15 stops dynamic range (the highest ever in a Leica camera)
- 256 GB internal memory
- Apple MFi & Leica FOTOS support
- No red dot
- Aluminum top cover
- Scratch-resistant black paint finish
- Sapphire monitor cover glass
- Dark chrome OVF coating
- Weight (camera): 461g (without battery)
- What’s included:
- Leica M11 Monochrom camera
- Body cap
- Hot shoe cover
- Battery (BP-SCL7)
- Charger Set (BC SCL7) & USB cable
- Leica FOTOS cable
- Carrying strap
- Quick Start Guide
Even the price has leaked! If it’s true, this camera will cost over €9,000 (~$9,800 USD). The official announcement date should be on April 13, which is two days from now. So, I guess this is when we’ll officially learn more about the new gear from Leica.
[via Leica Rumors]
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