Leica Prices Increasing on May 1st!

 

On May 1, 2018 Leica is increasing prices on a wide range of products by an average of about 5%. Affected products include most M bodies (film and digital), nearly all M lenses, the black Q, TL2, S (Typ 007), many S lenses and a few other items (66 in total). To quote Leica “this revision is necessary due to the current exchange rates and the increase in raw materials and production costs.” This does make sense, as every year about this time we tend to see some increases, designed to reflect the ever-rising costs involved with manufacturing hand-built products from exotic, expensive materials.
 
There are no increases within the SL-system, and recently announced products such as the Thambar-M 90mm, Noctilux-M 75mm, and CL are not affected. If you were thinking about the M10, best to grab one before months’ end as the price is going up $400. The black Q sees an increase of $245 (making it the same price as the silver Q) and TL2 bodies go up $245 as well. If you have any questions feel free to call or stop by the store and we will be more than happy to help. 

Introducing The New Leica CL!

 

Leica has expanded their APS-C offerings with a new interchangeable lens mirroless system camera: the Leica CL, as well the Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2,8 pancake lens.

With similar specifications to the recently-launched Leica TL2, the CL trades in the pure modern unibody design of the TL2 for more iconic Leica styling. Still sporting the same 24 megapixel APS-C sensor, Maestro II processor and L mount, the CL features a more classic body design with three rear buttons and directional pad like its big brother, the M10. And, instead of needing an add-on EVF, the CL has one built-in, with the same specs as the add-on Visoflex (Typ 020) that’s used on the M10 and TL2.

 

The CL is slated to start shipping by the end of 2017 and is priced at $2,795. Leica will be offering two CL kits as well.. For those wanting the smallest possible package, the CL Prime Kit includes the new 18mm f/2.8 Elmamrit-TL pancake lens, which was also announced today, for $3,795. For those wanting the convenience of a standard zoom the CL Vario Kit comes bundled with the 18-56mm Vario-Elmar-TL for $3,995. Both kits represent a decent savings over buying a la carte, $295 and $450.The CL and both CL kits are now available for pre-order at Leica Boutique BCC. To pre-order, give us a call 201-664-4113 or stop by the store anytime.

 

 

 

Have you been considering a higher end Leica Camera but want Autofocus?

Leica T Camera System
Leica T Camera System

Have you always been interested in owning a higher end quality Leica Camera? But you want something that is auto-focus and not fully manual? Lucky for those of you who have been looking. Leica has come out with the Leica T Camera.  The Leica T is one of Leica’s higher end cameras. It is made in Germany, unlike its point & shoot cameras the Leica V Lux & Leica D Lux.  The Leica T has a 16.3 APS-C Sensor inside it. It is a solid Aluminum Alloy Unibody Design.  A wonderful 3.7″ LCD Touchscreen on the back .  Continuous at up to 5 frames per second. The T also has a system of lenses that are auto-focus. Which enables you to capture your precious moments faster and more accurately without risk of missing the focus.  For those of you who love video , the T has a full HD video Quality at 1080P at 30fps . If you have a smartphone or iPad. You can download the Leica T App and you will be able to connect via WiFi to your device to send and transfer your images. Lastly, if you have a Leica M system already and own Leica M lenses. You can purchase a Leica M to T adapter. So you can use your M lenses on the T.  Feel free to come by the store and try it out in your hands, take some photos to see how you like it!