Leica CL camera review



Leica CL camera review by Rick Birt of Romeo Bravo Photo (Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Google+):

Leica CL Review | Introduction

Leica III

Leica III

Drawing it’s size and ergonomics from a Leica classic – the Leica III, the CL is a small and sexy little camera.

It’s actually the smallest camera I’ve owned (including the micro 4/3 Pen-F)!

As for my history – I’ve used quite an array of cameras and lenses. I’ve owned Canon, Leica, Sony, Fuji, and Hasselblad. Therefore, I have an extensive library of shots and experience from most major camera brands.

I’ve been going through a phase where I value 3D depth in my images. I sold my Fuji X-Pro2 kit because I felt the images where “flat” compared to my other larger- sensored-cameras. So I was a little apprehensive about going back to an APS-C camera. However, the appeal of owning a Leica “Mini-M” with a built-in EVF, and Autofocus was too strong.

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The history of Leica: from 35mm rangefinder camera to the Huawei P20 triple lens smartphone

1925 Leica IA with Leitz Elmar lens

1925 Leica IA with Leitz Elmar lens

1932 Leica II camera

1932 Leica II camera

1954 Leica M3 camera

1954 Leica M3 camera

Check out this report from Ubergizmo on the history of Leica: from 35mm rangefinder camera to the Huawei P20 Pro triple lens smartphone:

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More on the upcoming Leica digital camera code name 4529


Some additional information on the new Leica digital camera registered under the code name 4529: the new model will be made in Germany and it will not have any wireless connectivity which I find very strange (Wi-Fi or Bluetooth not installed).

Via Nokishita, PhotoRumors

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Leica Elpro E52 close up lens set announced



Leica announced the previously rumored Elpro E52 close up lens set. The Leica Elpro set consists of two elements with multilayer antireflective coating that attach to a lens like a filter and reduce the minimum focusing distance when shooting. Adapters for 46mm and 49mm lenses are also included:

"Excited to share that Leica Camera has created a new close-up attachment in the Leica Camera accessories portfolio.

The Leica Elpro 52 will expand upon the capabilities of selected Leica M- and TL-Lenses, making them more suitable for macro photography. The shallow depth of focus opens up new opportunities for incredibly detailed photography while still giving images a soft effect in the out of focus areas.

This lens holds true to the standard focusing and aperture settings Leica is known for, and ensures a light-weight and compact style as to not interfere with the lens handling while mounted.

The lens is on sale now for $395 complete with two stepping ring adapters for 46 mm and 49 mm filter threads, which allow the attachment to be mounted on more than 20 different Leica M- and TL-Lenses."

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Here is the list of compatible lenses and a few sample photos (see PDF file):

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Leica L1 and L2 watches additional (video) coverage

Some additional (video) coverage of the new Leica L1 and L2 watches:

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