Leica M10: the making of

Left: Finder mask with bright-line. Right: Attaching the roller-lever to the rangefinder

Installing the rangefinder assembly in the main body I

Installing the rangefinder assembly in the main body II

Installing the protection cover of the override button on the main body

Installing the shutter in the main body

The M10 once again offers an image field selector in order to regulate the bright-frame display in the rangefinder

Sensor surface and coating are visually examined for scratches, dust and air pockets

Inspection of the connectors and examination of all screw connections during the assembly of the main body

Installation of the sensor in connection with the image board; the two components have been calibrated to each other

Attaching the back-shell to the previously examined main body

Once the back shell and main body have been joined, only the top plate is missing

Before installing the top plate, the connectors are closed

Having closed the connectors, the top-plate is attached as the final step

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  • Charles

    Most of the M10 is made by robots, whether machining or electronic assembly.
    Here, only photos of manual assembly are shown as the ‘making’ of M10: lots of photos of human hands.
    It’s a nice thought and great marketing message, but not really the ‘making’ of the M10.
    Thanks for the photos.

  • DouglasGottlieb

    Lovely shallow DoF photos with nice color. Shot with an S? A macro? Photoshop enhanced blur?

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