New Leica Products Announced in Berlin

As you've probably been aware... Leica is holding their "Das Wesentliche" event in Berlin starting today (and continuing through tomorrow) in Berlin. The primary focus of today was to announce some great new products for us, among many promised for 2012.

"Okay, okay - get on with it!" you say. Very well! Leica has announced the following products!

M Monochrom

$7,950 USD MSRP. Following features:

  • Newly developed 18MP monochrome CCD sensor
  • Extremely fine-grained image noise up to ISO 10,000
  • 100% sharper, no interpolation of RAW data
  • RAW data historgram and parameter clipping warning
  • Various tones programmable
  • Top and bottom covers in black chrome finish
  • New leatherette body covering

APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH

$7,195 USD MSRP.

  • APO design
  • Available August 2012


  • Newly developed 16.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH lens
  • Connection for high resolution EVF