60 years of Leica M

It was in 1954 when Leitz presented the New Leica at the Photokina Cologne: The Leica M3!

In contrast to the screwmount cameras the M has a bayonet connection which is unchanged to these days. In particular, the bright viewfinder impressed.

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The Leica M3 was built until 1966. Many models followed, but they never lost the unique Leica-M design.

 

Becaus of the 60th aniversary of the M-camera the Leica Camera AG presented at this year Photokina, Cologne a special model the: Leica M Edition 60.

Though the camera has the inner workings of the Leica M-P, the handling was changed radically: It has no display – the photographer can change only the bare functions required for digital photography: shutter speed, aperture, focusing and ISO sensitivity.

The „Leica M Edition 60“ will be available from Leica Stores and Boutiques starting October 2014 and costs 15,000 €. The set is limited to 600 pieces. It contains tehe camera and a Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. The camera was designed by AUDI.

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Another incredible camera was presented at this year Photokina, the Leica M-A – an analog film camera. The feature set is identical to the still available Leica MP but it doesn’t have exposure metering, battery or any electronics at all.

A stainless steel version of the Leica M-A was part of the Leica M Edition 100 introduced during the inauguration of the new Leica HQ in spring.

The Leica M-A will be available in black or silver chrome, the price is 3,850 €.

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