Have you been contemplating upgrading your Leica M9 to the new Leica M240? Here are a few reasons why you should! Coming from a big Leica M user like myself. I was contemplating whether or not it was worth upgrading. So I took it upon myself to take the New Leica M240 for a test drive on a recent shoot. At first I was skeptical, but once I started shooting with it. It completely rocked my world.
The first thing that I noticed is the color is absolutely beautiful. The Leica M9 was pretty vibrant but the M240 takes it up quiet a few notches. Secondly, the major difference between the M9 and the M240 is the ISO capability. The M9 could only go up to 2500 ISO. You would start to see grain past 800 ISO. It made it look like old Tri-X Film pushed a stop or two. The new M240 can go all the way up to 6400 ISO. The Image above that I took was at 4,000 ISO, which absolutely blew me away. It is more than adequate . Just goes to show how much of a improvement Leica has made.
Lastly, the focus peaking option on the new M240. If your eye sight is not the greatest. Or you would like to achieve ultimate pin point focus on someone’s eyes for a portrait. The new feature used with either the live view function or the (optional) electronic viewfinder. Which in my opinion is a must have. It makes focusing so much easier. Basically how it works is there is a automatic highlighting of the image contours in the color red which provide a easier use of controlling the focus accuracy.
To learn more about the camera and to see how it feels in your hands, feel free to stop the store anytime. Myself and the rest of our staff would be more than happy to show you the camera.
Leica Boutique Bergen County is pleased to announce that we have just come into possession of a very special limited edition Leica set! To commemorate 100 years of Leica photography (film to digital) Leica has begun shipping a set to include 2 spectacular camera bodies and 3 unique lenses.
The set includes:
Leica M-A – A purely mechanical film camera, the Leica M-A is a precision instrument that has been so dramatically reduced to the essentials that it opens up entirely new creative horizons for photographers. It may have no monitor, no exposure meter, and no battery, but what it does have is a mechanical quality that makes Leica’s 100 years of experience instantly tangible. Photographers can read the shutter speed and aperture directly from the camera and lens and so concentrate fully on their subject. The acoustic signature of the shutter release of a Leica M-A is a delight that immediately reveals the precision-engineered excellence of its origin.
Leica M Monochrom – The Leica M Monochrom is the world’s first digital 35 mm format camera to capture true black and white images. Fine clarity and dynamics make it the perfect tool for all who are passionate about monochrome photography. Featuring a new full-frame, 35 mm format sensor with a full native resolution of 18 megapixels, it only records true luminance values. Thus delivering true black and white photographs and enabling photographers to capture images with greater brilliance, superior sharpness, enhanced contrast, and finer resolution than that of medium format.
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. – This lens pairs moderate wide-angle characteristics with natural dimension, which make this focal length very versatile. Whether it is a matter of selective focus in the close-up range, high-contrast available-light applications or landscape shots with immense depth of field, this lens performs wonderfully in any situation.
Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH.- The know-how of Leica’s engineers, together with the latest developments in manufacturing technology, has resulted in this outstanding standard lens. It has a natural image angle that corresponds to a human eye view and is ideal for available-light situations, selective-focus shots, and even fine art photography – making it a top choice in assembling a Leica M-Lens outfit.
Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH.-This brand new wide angle lens currently exclusively available in this set, completes the perfect trio of lenses for any photographer searching for quality above all else.
The set comes packaged in a specifically designed Rimowa hard aluminum case and is limited to 101 pieces worldwide!
We currently have in stock our one and only set.
Please call our boutique at 201-664-4113 or 1-800-841-4118 and ask to speak to Bob or Jeremy in our Leica Boutique.
After nearly two years of anticipation, the new Leica 16-18-21mm f/4 Tri-Elmar lens with no viewfinder has arrived at the Leica Boutique in Westwood. Feel free to stop in and test out one of Leica’s most impressive lenses. Minimal distortion, even at 16mm, makes this lens ideal for architectural photographers.