Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first camera M, Leica is introducing a limited edition of M Edition 60 From the technical equipment is no different from the Leica MP (type 240) … with one exception.
Leica M Edition 60 – Specification
|Dimensions||139 x 42 x 80 mm|
|Housing||Stainless steel, leather|
|Matrix||full frame, CMOS|
|Screen size||3 "|
|Screen Type||LCD, fixed|
|Resolution||920 thousand. points|
|Recording movies||1920 x 1080 (25, 24 frames / sec.)|
|Shooting||3 frames / sec.|
|Snapshot||60-1 / 4000s|
|Card support||SD / SDHC / SDXC|
Analog in a digital body spirit
Modified Leica MP enters salons
Leica this year celebrates two anniversaries – the first is the 100th anniversary of the company, the second is the 60th birthday rangefinder system M. For this reason established Leica M Edition 60 – extremely original equipment, conveying the spirit world analog in a digital world . The camera is based on the structure of MP (and therefore slightly updated Leica M). With little exception, of course, because the whole machine is the LCD monitor. As we read in the press release:
This is the first digital camera, which focuses exclusively on the most basic functions required by digital photography – exposure time, aperture, ISO and focusing. This reduction led to the replacement of the LCD dial is ISO (…)
The photographs are stored in DNG and do not have the possibility of their suspected – Therefore, the operation of the M Edition 60 require the same attention as in the case of classical analog. Maybe we do not have to fight with the film and sweat in the dark, but only up to us to set the correct exposure. Theoretically, we can use the automatic setting of exposure time, and the mode of "green" is no longer visible in the case of aperture and sensitivity.
Design? From Audi
Top designers Automotive moved on a mission
Based on the already known construction, design specialists at Audi decided to Leica M Edition 60 show in a very elegant way. Stainless steel mixed with anthracite leather looks great – every inch of ground on the camera has been, so that make a big impression. This also reflects the price, the current amount of 65,000 dollars.
Only 600 copies
Jubilee has its privileges
Leica introduce into their shops only 600 copies of the M Edition 60, increasing the exclusivity of this model. However, if you would not be comfortable to purchase this model (choosing instead a new car or college for three children), you can look at the presentation of extracting rangefinder: Each copy camera and lens Summilux-M 35 mm f / 1.4 ASPH will be enriched corresponding serial number in the range of 001 / 600-600 / 600. What's more, the housing will find engraver "Leica 60" and "Leica Camera Wetzlar". This edition also were equipped with a special protector to the camera. Source: Leica