Leica ME is presented at Photokina 2012
One company with more tradition and history in the world of photography is certainly Lay, and today at Photokina 2012 which is taking place in the city of Cologne in his native Germany, he could missed a layup on the other hand, is that on this day is born the new Lay ME, a spectacular new rangefinder camera.
This new camera comes as a successor to the Leica M9, which was presented at the Photokina in 2009, making it the fourth model belonging to the Series M Company. It is a rangefinder camera or type “rangefinder” because it combines a direct optical viewfinder with a separate rangefinder lens to focus the image and to be captured by the superposition of two images.
Among the benefits of this new Leica ME is a Full Frame CCD sensor of 18 megapixels (like its predecessor), and offers the ability to focus manually as in the cameras of yesteryear, echoing Leica fame of being the preferred brand “Puritans photographers” or lovers of the old school, even when it is a digital camera.
The ME can not record video, unlike the M9, also offers “Live View”, so it is considered a simpler version than its predecessor. However, its price is still rather high, as it reaches the $ 5,450 in the United States and is available through authorized dealers from today.
Leica ME is first presented to us from this German company Leica M Monochrom showing last May.
Tags: Leica, Photokina 2012