Leica Strips Display From Digital Camera

Posted: Sep 16 2014, 1:12pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Leica strips display from digital camera
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Leica is celebrating in style with a new entry in the series: the Leica M Edition 60, a seriously unique digital camera.

The legendary camera Leica M3 was released 60 years back and the German manufacturer's seminal line of M-series rangefinders was instantly kicked off with this launch and the legacy remains till today. a new digital camera named as the Leica M Edition 60 is now being welcomed into the series and we are pretty sure that Leica has every reason to celebrate this happy occasion.

The M-P Type 240 digital rangefinder now has a special edition in the form of the M Edition 60 but this comes with a slight twist this time. You will be surprised to find out that this new model doesn’t have any screen at all meaning that it would have to be used as a film camera.

The company released a statement in which it said that "Working with the Leica M Edition 60 intentionally demands the same care and attention as working with an analogue model. Only the sensor and the entire electronics reflect the state of the art of contemporary camera technology." In place of the screen there is an ISO selector dial which comes as good news meaning that we would at least be able to adjust the sensitivity of the photos more often than your 36-shot roll of film would allow.

The company has stated that "With the Leica M Edition 60, photographers compose and frame each subject in the viewfinder, set the aperture and shutter speed and press the shutter release at the decisive moment. Instead of the constant distraction of technical features and the checking of menu settings and controls, they enjoy the freedom to concentrate completely on their subjects. With this concept, Leica is once again the synonym for an art in which technology plays a role subordinate to the essentially creative aspects of photography."

If all this has really convinced you and you think it has managed to impress you then you should be acting fast and get ready some money for your most epic camera purchase of the year. The price hasn’t been announced by the company as yet but we are sure it’s going to be on premium since it has been established already that only 600 units of the camera would be sold worldwide. The camera, which is likely to go on sale in October for about €15,000 (about $19,500), comes in a package which includes Summilux 35mm f/1.4 lens.

source: theverge

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