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Leica Announces CL in Silver Anodized Finish

Leica Announces CL in Silver Anodized Finish

In the present day, simply forward of the beginning of Photokina 2018, Leica has introduced that its fashionable Leica CL mirrorless digital camera will quickly be out there in a silver anodized end. All of the technical specs and options of the digital camera stay the identical as the unique black model. Simply as Leica has completed with different cameras just like the M and the Q, the silver end on the CL provides a clear, recent and basic look.

The highest plate, backside plate and management dials are all silver anodized aluminum, with the physique wrapped in a black leather-based. The rear buttons and course pad are the usual black in order to match the physique. The combo, particularly when paired with a silver lens, is beautiful.

Thumb Help

To finish the look, Leica can also be launching an identical silver anodized thumb help which slides into the recent shoe. Priced at $195, the machined aluminum thumb relaxation offers good added consolation and stability and is nice add-on.

Pricing and Availability

The Leica CL, silver anodized is slated to start out delivery subsequent month (October 2018) and is priced at $2,795 for the physique solely. There are two kits out there as nicely. For these wanting the smallest potential package deal, the CL Prime Package consists of the 18mm f/2.eight Elmamrit-TL pancake lens, which can also be completed in matching silver, for $three,795. For these wanting the comfort of an ordinary zoom the CL Vario Package comes bundled with the 18-56mm Vario-Elmar-TL for $three,995. Each kits characterize an honest financial savings over shopping for a la carte, $295 and $450, respectively.

The CL, silver anodized and each CL, silver anodized kits at the moment are out there for pre-order at Leica Retailer Miami by clicking one of many hyperlinks under, emailing [email protected], or by calling 305-921-4433.

Leica CL, silver anodized (physique solely) – $2,795
Leica CL, silver anodized Prime Package with Elmarit-TL 18mm – $three,795
Leica CL, silver anodized Vario Package with Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm – $three,995

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Various design choice for the Leica CL

Leica Digital camera AG has expanded the product portfolio of the APS-C system and now presents a silver model of the Leica CL compact system digital camera.

Wetzlar, 25 September 2018. Leica Digital camera AG has expanded the product portfolio of the APS-C system and is now providing a second design choice of the Leica CL compact system digital camera in silver. Impressed by the long-lasting design of the black CL, the brand new design choice is distinguished by its classical mixture of black and silver parts. The highest deck and the bottom plate are silver anodized and create a particular distinction to the black of the leather-based trim. The management parts of the highest deck are additionally completed in silver and ideally complement the elegant look of the digital camera. To enhance dealing with, a color-matched thumb relaxation is now additionally out there in silver as an adjunct for the brand new mannequin.

The silver model of the Leica CL is on sale from October. The technical specs of each fashions of the CL are similar. One of many excellent options of the Leica CL is its digital viewfinder with EyeRes know-how developed by Leica particularly for this digital camera. With a latency time under the edge of notion and a decision of two.36 million pixels, the EyeRes® viewfinder provides a powerful viewing expertise and quite a few benefits: As the ultimate picture is seen in the viewfinder earlier than the shutter launch is pressed, customers have full management over the composition of their topics.

Together with the high-resolution, 24 MP, APS-C format sensor of the Leica CL, a Maestro II collection processor and quick auto focus with 49 metering factors assure most image high quality in all photographic conditions. The Leica CL is just not solely a powerful nonetheless image digital camera, this additionally applies to shifting footage captured with its video perform at a decision of as much as 4K at 30 frames per second.

The Leica CL additionally outfitted with an built-in Wi-Fi module. Footage and movies may be despatched by a wi-fi connection to smartphones, tablets or computer systems and shortly and simply shared by e-mail or in social networks with the Leica CL App for iOS or Android. Along with this, the distant perform of the app lets cellular units be used as an off-camera viewfinder or for altering publicity parameters – for instance when capturing with the self-timer perform or from uncommon angles. The brand new Leica Photographs App may also be used with the Leica CL, and might be out there from October 2018.

With its compact measurement and iconic design, the Leica CL is a perfect on a regular basis companion, whereas its user-friendly dealing with idea makes it an intuitive device for capturing spontaneous and discreet footage. All important controls are situated on its prime plate. Along with the digital viewfinder, there are two dials for setting the aperture, shutter velocity ISO worth, and publicity compensation. All the things is so conveniently situated that pictures may be made with out taking the digital camera from the attention. A further show on the highest plate immediately supplies details about all related settings and publicity parameters. Along with the superbly outlined launch strain level, this ensures that customers have absolute management over each image they take with the Leica CL.

An in depth portfolio of TL-Lenses in black or silver anodized end can also be obtainable for the Leica CL. The lenses supply superior imaging efficiency and are liable for the exceptionally excessive image high quality delivered by the Leica APS-C System. The portfolio of compact and quick lenses with focal lengths from 17 to 200 mm gives infinite alternatives for all types of artistic images. Because of the elegant simplicity of the design, the three zoom lenses – the Tremendous-Vario-Elmar-TL 1:three.5–four.5/11–23 ASPH., Vario-Elmar-TL 1:three.5– 5.6/18–56 ASPH. and the APO-Vario-Elmar-TL 1:three.5–four.5/55–135 ASPH. – and 4 prime lenses – the Elmarit-TL 1:2.eight/18 ASPH., Summicron-TL 1:2/23 ASPH., Summilux-TL 1:1.four/35 ASPH. and the APO-Macro Elmarit-TL 1:2.eight/60 ASPH. – completely complement the Leica CL, not solely in phrases of technological excellence, but in addition in seems.

Developed by optical engineering specialists in Wetzlar, the Leica TL-Lenses all supply the distinctive imaging efficiency for which Leica lenses are famed. The mixture of optical and precision engineering experience and using best supplies in their development ensures their fixed high quality and reliability in use.

Because of the L-Bayonet mount shared by the Leica TL- and SL-Techniques, SL-Lenses may also be used with out an adapter on the CL and the TL2. Applicable adapters are additionally out there for utilizing Leica M- and R-Lenses on the cameras. As a consequence of the ‘L-Mount Alliance’, introduced shortly earlier than the opening of photokina 2018, which grants Panasonic and Sigma  licenses to make use of the L-Mount Normal developed by Leica and supply lenses and cameras with this lens mount, the Leica CL can also be ideally ready for future developments.

An in depth vary of technical- and style-accessories ideally enhances the Leica APS-C system product portfolio.

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Tech Specs

Lens Mount Leica L bayonet with contact strip for communication between lens and digital camera Suitable lenses Lenses with Leica L-Mount, Leica M/R lenses utilizing the Leica M-Adapter L/R-Adapter L Sensor APS-C sized CMOS sensor (23.6 x 15.7 mm) with 24.96/24.24 million pixels (complete/efficient), facet ratio three:2 Photograph Decision DNG: 6016 x 4014 Pixels (24 Megapixels), JPEG: non-compulsory 6000 x 4000 Pixels (24 Megapixels), or 4272 x 2856 Pixels (12 Megapixels), or 3024 x 2016 Pixels (6 Megapixels) Photograph file codecs/compression charges DNG, JPG or DNG + JPG Video Recording Format MP4 Video decision / body fee 4K 30 fps, full HD 60 or 30 fps, HD 30 fps Video recording time Relying on ambient or housing temperature video recordings are attainable as much as a most size of 29 minutes, most file measurement is four GB, if a recording exceeds this restrict, the respective half is mechanically saved in one other file Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC reminiscence playing cards, multimedia playing cards, UHS II-standard is supported (32GB inner reminiscence) ISO vary Automated, ISO 100 to ISO 50000 White stability Automated, presets for daylight, cloudy, halogen lighting, shadow, digital flash, two reminiscence slots for manually metered settings, guide shade temperature setting Autofocus system Distinction based mostly, 49 factors Autofocus metering strategies Single level, a number of level, spot, face detection, contact AF Publicity modes Program AE, aperture precedence AE, shutter precedence AE, guide publicity setting, scene mode, video Publicity metering Multi-zone, center-weighted, spot Publicity compensation ±three EV in 1/three EV increments Automated bracketing Three footage in graduations as much as ±three EV, adjustable in 1/three EV increments Shutter velocity vary 30 s to 1⁄25000 s (as much as 1⁄8000 s with mechanical shutter, larger speeds with digital shutter) Burst capturing Max. approx. 10 fps with mechanical shutter, 10fps with digital shutter perform, max. approx. 33 footage (DNG + JPG) and max. approx. 140 footage (JPG solely) at full velocity, then relying on reminiscence card properties Flash modes Adjustable with hooked up, system suitable flash (no built-in flash) Flash publicity compensation ±three EV in 1/three EV increments Flash synchronization 1/180 s Advisable Flash Unit Leica SF 40 flash Monitor three” TFT LCD, 1.04MP, contact and gesture management attainable Prime Show Decision: 128 × 58 pixels Self timer Selectable delay time 2 or 12 s Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WLAN-compatible WPA™/WPA2™ Energy provide Leica BP-DC12 lithium ion battery, rated voltage 7.2 V, capability 1200 mAh (min.) (based mostly on CIPA normal): approx. 220 footage, charging time (after complete discharge): approx. 140 min. Producers: Panasonic Power (Wuxi) Co., Ltd, made in China Viewfinder Decision: 2.36 MP, magnification: zero.74×, ± four diopter settings, with eye-sensor for automated switching between viewfinder and monitor Physique Prime plate and baseplate in machined and anodized aluminum, magnesium entrance and rear shell Tripod thread A 1/four DIN 4503 (1/four”) Dimensions 131× 78 × 45 mm Weight 403 g/353 g (with/with out battery) Software program Leica FOTOS App (distant management and picture switch, free obtain from Apple™ App-Retailer™/Google™ Play Retailer™) Guarantee 2 years

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