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.
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 18.104.22.168
The firmwares are available for download by going to Leica’s Website.
[ 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.
Want to get to know your Leica M240 better? Come by and pick up a copy of our expanded guide to your M240 by David Taylor.