Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera Safari Set with Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. Lens

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera Safari Set with Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. Lens

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera Safari Set with Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. Lens

B&H # LEMPS3520K MFR # 10933
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Product Highlights

  • 24MP Leica MAX Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro Image Processor
  • Rangefinder with Image Field Selector
  • 0.68x Optical Viewfinder Magnification
  • 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD with Sapphire Glass
  • ISO 6400, 3 fps Shooting for 24 Frames
  • Olive Green Safari Theme & Engravings
  • Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. Silver Lens
  • Full Grain Cowhide Strap & Card Holders
  • Limited Edition Presentation Box
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Leica M-P (Typ 240) Overview

  • 1Description

Inspired by the first olive-colored Leica, the M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera Safari Set combines the distinctly colored M-P camera body with a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. lens with classic round lens hood, a cowhide carrying strap, and matching leather SD and business card holders. The set is delivered in a unique presentation box and is part of a limited edition of 1500 units.

The M-P camera itself pairs a full-frame image sensor with the quality and tradition Leica's reputation was founded upon. Featuring a MAX 24MP CMOS sensor and Maestro image processor, the M-P realizes rich image quality with low noise levels and smooth color and tonal gradations. The sensor and processor combine to also avail a top sensitivity of ISO 6400, full HD 1080p movie recording and 3 fps shooting for up to 24 consecutive frames. Unique among digital cameras, this camera maintains Leica's preference for a rangefinder design and incorporates a 0.68x optical viewfinder with split and superimposed manual focusing, automatic parallax correction, and manual image field selection. Conversely, the camera also features a 3.0" 920k-dot LCD with sapphire glass covering to maintain the overall durability of the magnesium alloy and brass body. Distinguishing itself through unobtrusiveness, the M-P also carries the select designation of no front-facing Leica logos in favor of an engraved Leica script on the top plate.

As with past M-series cameras, the M-P retains the ability to utilize the vast network of M-mount lenses and is also compatible with Leica R-mount lenses via an optional adapter. When working in live view, and since focusing operation is entirely manual, focus peaking and 10x live view zoom can be utilized to ensure critical focus. An ergonomic body design places all of the necessary camera controls within reach during shooting, including top shutter speed and drive mode dials, as well as rear menu navigation buttons and selection dial located atop the thumb rest. The rugged metal body also integrated rubber seals throughout its design to render the M-P dust- and weather-resistant for sustained use in trying conditions.

The included Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. lens is a compact, wide-angle prime that is ideal for everyday shooting. Its optical design incorporates one aspherical element which helps to eliminate nearly all distortions and chromatic aberrations for enhanced edge-to-edge sharpness and clarity.

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Safari Set
Reminiscent of the classic Leica M1 Olive from 1960, this Safari edition of the M-P features an olive color scheme comprised of a distinctly-colored lacquered top cover, leatherette, and bottom cover, along with a silver shutter speed dial, on/off switch, shutter release button, and hot shoe. The top plate's engraving also recalls the first Safari camera and features a simple Leica logo on one line and WETZLAR GERMANY on the second line.

Included with the unique body design is a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. lens, which is finished in silver chrome to complement the hardware accents of the body. It comes with a matching classic round lens hood. Also included in the set is a full grain cowhide carrying strap and matching SD and business card holders.

Delivered in unique packaging, which includes a dedicated presentation box, this Safari Set is limited to 1500 pieces worldwide.
MAX 24MP CMOS Sensor and Maestro Image Processor
Featuring a full-frame Leica MAX 24MP CMOS sensor, this camera is able to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD video with marked image quality and low noise levels. When combined with the Maestro image processor, a sensitivity range of ISO 200-6400 is available, which can further be expanded to ISO 100 for working in brighter conditions.

This image processor also facilitates faster overall performance, and works in conjunction with a 2GB image buffer for longer sustained shooting sequences of 3 fps for up to 24 consecutive frames.
Optical Viewfinder and Rangefinder
The optical viewfinder is a large, bright-line 0.68x-magnification rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation and LED-illuminated frame lines, which are set to match the image sensor size at a focusing distance of 6.6'. On the front of the camera, a viewfinder frame selector can also be used to manually change the apparent image field to help visualize the scene with varying focal lengths.

The rangefinder mechanism displays split or superimposed bright field images within the center of the viewfinder to benefit accurate manual focusing control. The effective rangefinder metering basis is 47.1mm (mechanical metering basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification of 0.68x).
3.0" LCD Monitor and Sapphire Crystal Cover
Complementing the optical viewfinder is a 3.0" 920k-dot LCD monitor, which permits live view monitoring with the ability to utilize focus peaking and 10x zoom features to better ensure critical sharpness. Focus peaking highlights bright edges of contrast, in red, green, or blue colors, when they are in sharp focus, while the zoom control allows you to home in on fine details within the scene.

This monitor features a scratch-resistant protective cover made from sapphire crystal glass for added durability and protection. Furthermore, anti-reflective coatings are used on both sides of the covering glass for greater visibility in bright light conditions.
Full HD 1080p Video
Full HD 1080p video recording is supported, in both 24 and 25 fps frame rates. HD 720p recording is also available, as well as VGA 480p at 30 fps. A monaural microphone is incorporated into the body's design and features manual audio level control during recording.
Body Design
Reminiscent of classic Leica designs, the M-P features a metal body design with a magnesium-alloy chassis and brass top plate, which is accentuated by a synthetic leather wrap. Rubber seals are placed throughout the body to protect it from dust and use during inclement weather. Furthermore, the pared-down, ergonomic design allows direct access to necessary camera controls, including top shutter speed and drive mode dials and rear menu navigation controls.
Other Camera Features
  • Designed to accept all M-mount lenses, Leica R-mount lenses are also compatible through the use of an optional R to M adapter.
  • A download version of Adobe Lightroom is made available after purchase, and is ideally suited to processing of the M-P's DNG RAW image files.
  • Up to four sets of camera and exposure settings can be saved under a user-selected profile name and rapidly retrieved whenever required. For added convenience, these profiles can be saved to an SD card.
  • Exposure Bracketing of 3 or 5 frames at 0.5, 1, 2 and 3 EV steps.
  • Different film modes are available to refine the appearance of imagery, as well as saturation, contrast, and sharpening settings.
  • Language support: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean
In the Box
Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera Safari Set with Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. Lens
  • Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. Lens (Silver Chrome)
  • Round Lens Hood (Silver Chrome)
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Full Grain Cowhide Carrying Strap
  • Full Grain Cowhide SD Card Holder
  • Full Grain Cowhide Business Card Holder
  • BP-SCL2 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1800 mAh)
  • BC-SCL2 Battery Charger for BP-SCL2 Li-Ion Battery
  • 12V Charging Cable
  • Accessory Port Cover
  • Body Cap
  • Presentation Box
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Leica M-P (Typ 240) Specs

    Pixels 24 Megapixel
    AV Recording
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Focus Mode Manual Focus (M)
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.68x
    Diopter Adjustment -3 to +3 m
    Exposure Control
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
    White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Kelvin, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
    Continuous Shooting Up to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to Exposures
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Battery 1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1800 mAh
    Kit Lens
    Angle of View 63
    Minimum Focus Distance 2.3' / 70 cm
    Optical Design 7 Elements in 5 Groups
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.09 x 1.4" / 53 x 34.5 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.5 x 8.7 x 8.2"

    Leica M-P (Typ 240) Reviews

    M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera Safari Set with Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. Lens is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Herr Barnack I upgraded to the Safari set after using my first digital camera of any kind (the M240) for a little over a year. I traded in my black M240 and 28 Summicron ASPH on the Safari set and after four months, I have no regrets. The upgrades in the M-P are welcome additions compared to the original M240; the 2GB buffer capacity is a must-have feature and the synthetic sapphire rear LCD screen provides the last word in scratch resistance. With the Safari set, we have the return of the frame selection lever, which is a godsend for those of us who grew to rely on this little lever when shooting with film based Leica M cameras. The olive green finish of the Safari camera is elegant and beautiful; the online photos of it do not do it justice. The olive paint is at least as durable as the traditional black panint used on M cameras and holds up well to normal use. The only thing I would change about the Safari camera would be to make the rangefinder adjustment cover screw on the front of the camera olive green rather thn chrome. This is a minor miscue on Leica's part in terms of cosmetics; the chrome screw fits in with the chrome accents on the rest of the camera body and my preference for an olive screw may be just a matter of personal taste. At the end of the day, the Safari set is an unbeatable combination IMHO. There is somewhere between $900-1000 USD savings built in to the Safari set compared to buying the regular M-P and 35 Summicron. Besides that, you get the leather strap and memory card wallet and the outstanding chrome vented lens hood which really finishes the Safari set.
    Date published: 2015-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maravilhosa cmera O sonho de qualquer fotgrafo. Qualidade tima, sensor e acabamento impecvel. Nenhuma marca consegue se manter no topo por tanto tempo sem entregar o que promete. Imagens com um sharp incrvel.
    Date published: 2015-09-07
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    Is this a 6 bit lens?
    Asked by: Joe H.
    Bit rate refers to a video codec. It is not a specification of a lens.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Asked by: jose r.
    Leica at this time is only selling the limited edition with the Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens.
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Is the lens made out of brass or aluminum?
    Asked by: Teng
    The body is made out of brass but it is silver chrome plated
    Answered by: Kah Hee C.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
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