S-System

Photographing Leitz Park with the Leica S

Richard Seymour, British industry and architecture photographer, was one of the first to try out the new Leica S (Typ 007). He went to Leica Camera AG's headquarters at Leitz-Park to test the camera out. In this video, he talks about his photographic approach to shooting architecture, the focus on modernity in his work and why the Leica S-System works for him.

Richard Seymour: Photographing Leitz-Park with the Leica S


A Year Later - Leica S (Type 007) Set to Arrive

Announced nearly a year ago the Leica S (Type 007) medium format camera is finally set to arrive in September of this year (next month). Granted, the original plans called for a "Spring 2015" release - so technically it's only half a year late. In terms of digital camera lifespan, that's not a short amount of time... Read more below!

Does "Medium Format Video" Make Sense?

Resource Magazine asks "With the Pentax 645Z and the upcoming Leica S Type 007, it appears that whether there is a demand for it or not, medium format video is going to be an option. The thing is, does it even make sense?"

Does Medium Format Video Make Sense?


Latest Leica S/S2 Firmware Released

The latest firmware update for the Leica S (Type 006) - v2.4.1.0 - is now available for download. The latest Leica S2 firmware remains at v1.4.0.0 and can be found here. This is mostly an update to the substantial v2.4.0.0 firmware announced in August. Read more below for the details!

Leica Announces Leica S-E Type 006)

While not so much a "new" camera, Leica today at Photokina 2014 has announced a refresh and renaming of the current Leica S (Type 006) camera, now called the Leica S-E (Type 006). It offers an ideal entry-level model for Leica S medium-format system. The camera provides practically all technical advantages of the Leica S (Type 006) and presents an attractive alternative within the Leica S-System. The new colour scheme, with a top deck in anthracite grey paint and a silver anodised shutter speed dial, adds even more to its attraction. Read more below for details!

Leica Announces Leica S (Type 007)

Today at Photokina 2014, Leica has announced the new top model of the Leica S-System - the Leica S (Type 007). As a logical development of its predecessors, the new Leica S features a multitude of radically new components. Amongst the most remarkable innovations in the Leica S are the new Leica CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor. Thanks to these, it has been possible to enormously increase the speed and versatility of the S-System and raise it to a level that was previously unheard of in the medium-format segment. With a burst frequency of up to 3.5 frames per second, full-HD video in full-frame medium-format sensor size and 4K video recording, fast Live View mode and exceptional imaging quality at all ISO settings, the Leica S (Type 007) once again documents its status as the benchmark in the medium-format segment. The 2 GB buffer memory ensures smooth shooting of rapid sequences and, despite its more than doubled burst rate capability, the new focal plane shutter in the camera offers a further significantly increased service life of at least 150,000 cycles. Read more below for details!

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