Leica Launches M11-P Camera and Leica Summicron-M 28 f2 ASPH Lens

Leica Launches M11-P

Leica has introduced the M11-P Rangefinder Camera ($9195), which incorporates cutting-edge technologies into the classic camera body. Leica’s M-series cameras have a long history of being used by photojournalists to capture historic moments.

The M11-P has the same design as the original 1954 classic Rangefinder, making it a sleek camera. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available at 1954 pricing. However, there are other releases. Leica has introduced a new iteration of the Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH—wide-angle prime lens alongside the Leica M11-P camera.

The next generation of the Summicron

If you like the 28mm focal length, you’ll be happy to know that Leica’s new Summicron-M 28mm f/2 Asph lens gives one of the greatest Leica-M lenses a facelift. Leica maintains a high level of manufacturing via innovation, the will to reassess the existing without compromise, and the determination to continue extending the boundaries of what is technically achievable.

Leica Summicron-M 28 f2 ASPH

This expertise has culminated in the new version of the Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 Asph – an upgrade to the M-Lens portfolio that offers a cutting-edge, adaptable wide-angle lens for this modern era.

This new lens boasts enhanced technological features that outfit the 28mm f/2 with cutting-edge sensor technology and a new minimum focusing distance, assuring expert compatibility with current and future camera versions.

A circular lens hood is also built into the new Leica Summicron-M 28 f/2 ASPH. The hood, for example, has a sleek, rounded form that is immediately integrated into the lens, making it extremely easy to use. It may now be screwed in or unscrewed with a simple hand movement with this new feature. Also, the new lens, like its predecessor, has a 46mm filter thread.

The upgraded Summicron-M prime weighs approximately five grams heavier, owing to the incorporated lens hood design.

The Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH lens sports a 10-bladed aperture diaphragm and a click-stop aperture ring and is designed in the Leica style. An etched label on the barrel indicates that the lens is produced in Germany.

Leica M11-P

The new Leica M11-P builds on its heritage by adding current technology and design, as well as a few significant improvements. It is also the world’s first camera to integrate information Authenticity Initiative (CAI) technology, which ensures the legitimacy of digital information. It is crucial in today’s world of AI image production.

Leica M11-P

The Leica M11-P is designed for professional photographers. Interestingly, the camera lacks the trademark red dot branding, which the manufacturer claims is done to make the design more unobtrusive. However, it includes a dark chrome viewfinder, an engraved Leica lettering on the top cover plate, and a 256GB internal storage expansion.

A sapphire cover glass protects the back touchscreen LCD. The camera features a 60MP full-frame CMOS back-illuminated (BSI) to increase noise performance and reading times. The excellent resolution of this sensor makes it ideal for detail-oriented photography.

The M11-P is the first model to include Triple Resolution Technology. It allows you to select between 60MP, 36MP, or 18MP output, all using the whole sensor area. This pixel-binning strategy increases dynamic range while decreasing noise levels. It’s also useful to click photographs at lesser resolutions when necessary.

Also, the M11-P includes a USB type-C port for in-camera battery charging and file transmission & Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. A black & silver version of the Leica M11-P is already out, retailing at $9,195, while the Summicron-M 28 f/2 Asph will be out on November 30, going on sale at $5,295 / £4,400 / AUS $8,290!

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