The following video presents 5 Tips on How to Get the Most out of Your Leica Rangefinder:
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Stefan Daniel is the Global Director of Business Unit Photo for Leica Camera AG and has been with the company for over 30 years. Here he sits down and shares his top five tips for getting the most out of your Leica rangefinder, which includes making sure to preset your camera.“
Leica recently introduced their most affordable digital M camera to date, the M-E (Typ 240).
- It’s an entry-level camera of the M-system with all of the same features and functions as the M (Typ 240).
- Leica M cameras are particularly suited to street and reportage photography.
- 2GB buffer memory from the M-P (Typ 240) for shooting fast sequences.
Leica M-E: Entry level access to the M-System
The Leica M-E makes starting out in the M-System easier than ever before. The latest model of the legendary camera family specifically addresses newcomers to the system and correspondingly comes at an extremely attractive price. As is the case with all other Leica M models, the M-E systematically reflects the Leica design philosophy of reduction to the essential photographic functions. This enables intuitive handling and, in consequence, allows its users to concentrate completely on what’s important – composing and making pictures.
The Leica M-E (Typ 240) is characterized by its iconic design and the familiar high quality of its construction and finish. Its compact body is sealed against dust and water spray and features real leather trim. The top deck and the baseplate are finished in an anthracite-gray lacquer especially developed for the Leica M-E. As with other M-Cameras, photographers shooting with the new Leica M-E benefit from the extended system compatibility that is a distinctive feature of the M family – thanks to the M-Bayonet, it is fully compatible with almost every Leica M-Lens ever built.
With a resolution of 24 MP, the CMOS sensor of the M-E offers a proven ideal balance between high resolution, for the reproduction of even the finest details, and a file size that supports smooth and trouble-free integration into the photographic workflow. Thanks to an ISO sensitivity range up to 6400, the M-E also delivers excellent pictures in low light. When shooting fast sequences, a 2 GB buffer memory guarantees the immediate readiness of the Leica M-E to capture every fleeting moment.
The video recording function of the Leica M-E captures the inimitable look of Leica photography in moving pictures – in full-HD format (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a choice of 24, 25, or 30 frames per second. Photographic projects can therefore be enriched with professional video footage in Leica quality without the effort of having to switch cameras.
The Leica M-E will be on sale from July 25, 2019. The camera is limited in quantity and will be available only as long as stocks last.
About Leica Camera
Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the construction of lenses. And today, in combination with innovative technologies, Leica products continue to guarantee better pictures in all situations in the worlds of visualisation and perception. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hesse in Germany, and a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. The company operates branch offices in Australia, China, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, South Korea, UK and the USA. New and innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years.
|Camera type:||Compact digital view- and rangefinder system still and video camera|
|Lens mount:||Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding|
|Lens system:||Leica M lenses, Leica R lenses with optional Leica R-Adapter M|
|Top Cover:||Milled brass top cover with integrated thumb rest|
|Material:||All-metal case made of die-cast magnesium; synthetic leather covering. Cap and base plate made of brass|
|Image Sensor:||LEICA MAX 24 MP CMOS Sensor|
|Number of effective Pixels:||24 Million Pixels|
|Sensitivity range:||ISO 200 – ISO 6400, Pull 100 available, Auto ISO|
|Imaging Platform:||Integrated imaging circuit with Leica Maestro® Image processor|
|Electronic Viewfinder:||Optional available, can be used for Live View and Play functionality|
|LCD Monitor:||3” TFT Display with 920.000 Pixels, scratch resistant cover glass (Corning®Gorilla®Glass)|
|Shutter:||Dual type focal plane shutter for classic image exposure and Live view|
|Shutter Speed:||1/4000s – 60s (in Bulb), 1/180s flash synchronization|
|Self timer:||2s / 12s|
|Storage Media:||SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards|
|Image File Format:||DNG™ (RAW data uncompressed or lossless compressed), JPEG|
|File Size:||DNG approx. 20 Mbyte – approx. 30 Mbyte (compressed)/ 48.2 MByte (uncompressed), JPEG: Resolution and image content dependent|
|Available JPG Resolutions:||5952px*3976px (24 MP), 4256px*2832px (12 MP)/ 2976px*1984px (6MP) / 1600px*1080px (1,7MP)|
|Color Spaces:||sRGB / Adobe®RGB|
|White Balance:||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shadow / Tungsten / Fluorescent warm /Fluorescent cool / Flash / Manual (Greycard) / Kelvin 2000-13100|
|Other functions:||Film Modes, Saturation, Contrast, Sharpening|
|Movie Recording:||Single frame video compression (Motion JPG), Quicktime format (mov)|
|Movie resolution:||1080p, 720p, 640*480 (VGA)|
|Movie sampling rate:||25 fps, 24 fps, 30 fps (VGA only)|
|Microphone:||Mono, stereo microphone adapter optional available|
|Audio recording:||Auto level adjustment, manual level adjustment (available while recording), concert preset|
|Exposure Metering:||In classic viewfinder mode: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, center weighted with variable aperture. In Live View and advanced viewfinder mode: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, center weighted, spot or multifield measuring. Center-weighted TTL metering for flash exposure with system conformant SCA-3000/2 standard flash units.|
|Exposure setting:||Manual shutter speed setting with direct dial, A-Mode with direct dial|
|Exposure Modes:||Automatic shutter speed (A-Mode), Manual Exposure (M-Mode)|
|Compensation:||-3 EV to +3 EV, 1/3 f-stops|
|Exposure Bracketing:||3/5 frames, 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 f-stops|
|Flash exposure metering:||Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF24D/Leica SF 58).|
|Hot shoe:||SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact|
|Flash Synchronization:||Optional triggered at first or second shutter curtain|
|Flash Synch time:||1/180s|
|Focusing Methods:||Manual focus with optical rangefinder, Live View, 100% Live View Zoom, Live View focus peaking|
|Optical Viewfinder:||Large, light bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, LED illuminated frame lines.|
|Optical Viewfinder frame lines:||Framelines size matches image sensor size at 2m focusing distance|
|Optical Viewfinder correction:||Eyepiece adjusted to -0,5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to +3 dpt. available (optional)|
|Optical Viewfinder Displays:||In the viewfinder LED symbol for flash status (at bottom). Four-digit seven-segment LED digital display, brightness adapted to ambient conditions, for: Warning in case of exposure correction; display of automatic shutter speed in automatic mode; advisory indicating use of metering memory lock LED exposure monitor with two triangular and one central circular LED with manual exposure setting|
|Rangefinder:||Split or superimposed image range finder shown as a bright field in the center of the viewfinder image|
|Rangefinder effective metering Basis:||47.1 mm (mechanical metering basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification 0.68 times)|
|Start up time:||<1s|
|Power Supply:||Li-ion battery (included), 7.4V, 1800 mAh|
|User Profiles:||4 Profiles, exportable|
|Sensor cleaning:||Dust detection, manual cleaning function|
|Tripod Thread:||A 1/4 (1/4″) DIN made of stainless steel in base plate|
|Dimensions:||approx. 139 x 42 x 80 mm (5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1 in.)|
|Weight:||680 g (23.9 oz)|
|Operating Temperature:||0°C – 40°C|
|Menu languages||English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese|
|Accessories Included||Battery, Charger with power cables for EU and USA (different in some export markets), 12V charging cable, Carrying strap, Accessory port cover, Body cap|
|New optional accessories:||Electronic Viewfinder (EVF-2), Multifunctional Handgrip M, Handgrip M, SCA Adapter Set for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Power Adapter for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Finger loop for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Size S / M / L, Leica Microphone Adapter Set, Leica M-Adapter R, Ever-Ready Case M, Li-ion Battery BP-SCL2, Battery charger BC-SCL2|
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