Introducing the Leica Q2!


Leica Camera has announced the Leica Q2, the highly anticipated successor to the popular Leica Q (Typ 116). The new model keeps the same compact form factor and exceptional 28mm f/1.7 Summilux ASPH lens, but offers notable and quite significant improvements over its predecessor.  The headlining changes include the brand new 47 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with updated Maestro II image processor, a stunning 3.68 MP OLED EVF, revised camera controls, and a larger battery from the SL, not to mention full weather and dust sealing. As good as the original Q was, and still is, the Leica Q2 is a giant leap forward

The Leica Q2 is a newly developed 47.3 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, offering almost double the resolution of the Q (Typ 116). The additional pixels now make using the built-in crop modes a much more realistic option. At the 35mm setting, you’ll now get 30MP and at 50mm expect 15MP. There’s also a new mode, 75mm, which will result in a 7MP final image. If you do use the crop modes, the on-screen review will show the cropped images, but rest assured that the DNG recorded to the SD card still contains the uncropped, full image off the sensor.


The maximum ISO remains unchanged at 50,000, but we’re expecting a slight improvement in performance. Even if noise remains the exact same as the previous 24MP sensor in the Q, the result should still be better. Keep in mind that magnification at viewing size, be it online or in print, will be much less due to the increased pixel count. This means that any noise will be smaller and less noticeable. We’ll reserve judgement until we can fully evaluate for ourselves, but our initial impression after some quick test shots show about a one stop improvement.

Leica Q-P in Stealth Matte Black Released!

 

Leica has released the Q-P, a new model variant of the ever popular Q Typ 116. Taking the design cues from other “P” models of the past, the Leica Q-P features a “Stealth” matte black finish, no red Leica dot logo on the front, classic white engraved Leicascript on top, and red lens markings instead of the standard orange.

 

Besides the cosmetic changes, the shutter release button and on/off switch have been redesigned more in the line with the M and CL, resulting in more tactile feedback for improved feel and handling. Rounding out the package, the thin, stock black strap gets swapped out for wider, adjustable-length, brown leeather one, and Leica has included an extra battery in as well.

 

The Leica Q-P is shipping immediately with a price of $4,995.

 

 

 

New Firmware updates for Leica M10, Q, CL, T2, TL & T cameras!

 

Leica Has Just announced new firmware updates for the following cameras 
> Leica CL, Version 2.0
> Leica T2, Version 1.4
> Leica TL, Version 2.3
> Leica T, Version 1.8
> Leica Q, Version 3.0
> Leica M10, Version 2.4.5.0
The firmwares are available for download by going to Leica’s Website. 

NOW IN STOCK! The new Leica M Monochrom “Stealth Edition”.

[ Update – Our Leica Monochrom Stealth Edition is sold ]

The new Leica M Monochrom “Stealth Edition”.

The new special edition of the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) called the “Stealth Edition limited to only 125 worldwide! The camera was designed by Marcus Wainwright, the founder and CEO of the fashion label Rag & Bone. A fan of black-and-white photography — the Leica M Monochrom is a B&W-only camera — Wainwright wanted to emphasize the stealthy nature of shooting Leica cameras.

The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) “Stealth Edition” features a matte black look over its entire body — even most of the standard white lettering on the buttons have been darkened. It also comes with a matching Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH lens.