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.