Olympus isn’t the only one celebrating their 100th birthday this year. 2019 also marks 100 years since the founding of the Bauhaus school of art and design in Germany. And to mark the occasion, Leica has released a Special Edition “100 jahre bauhaus” Leica CL camera with silver Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH lens.
Leica has officially launched CL, the latest addition to their APS-C L-mount series. In terms of design, it leans on the traditional models and even shares the name with their camera from 1973. But of course, it’s a mirrorless digital camera with modern features. It features a 24.2MP CMOS sensor, and it’s capable of shooting up to 10fps. ISO ranges from 100 to 50,000, so Leica CL promises good results even in difficult lighting conditions. According to DPReview, it’s “(almost) what the TL should have been.”
Along with the new Leica CL, the company has launched a new lens too: Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. It’s an AF pancake wide-angle lens designed for the APS-C L-mount cameras.