Leica S Summicron 100 Edition Medium Format DSLR Camera with 100mm Lens Kit

Leica S Summicron 100 Edition Medium Format DSLR Camera with 100mm Lens Kit

Leica S Summicron 100 Edition Medium Format DSLR Camera with 100mm Lens Kit

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Product Highlights

  • 37.5 MP 45 x 30mm CCD Sensor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Pentaprism 0.86x Mag. Viewfinder
  • DNG File Format, 16-Bit Color Depth
  • ISO 1600, Up to 1.5 fps Shooting
  • Summicron-S 100mm f/2 ASPH. Lens
  • Aluminum Rimowa Cabin Trolley Case
  • Components Bear Linsenchnitt Engraving
  • Limited Edition of 100
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Leica S Summicron overview

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Commemorating Leica's centennial anniversary, this S Summicron 100 Edition is a limited edition kit combining the S medium format camera and Summicron-S 100mm f/2 ASPH. lens. Both the camera and lens feature the unique 'Linsenchnitt' engraving, depicting the lens' construction, and the camera is finished in a unique matte black finish with black chrome strap lugs and controls. A matching matte black Rimowa hard case is also supplied to house the contents.

The Leica S is a high-performance medium format DSLR featuring a 37.5 MP 45 x 30mm CCD sensor to produce high-resolution imagery with marked sharpness, clarity, and dynamic range. The omission of an optical low-pass filter from the sensor's design further enables enhanced detail and resolution, that pairs well with the optimized Leica S lenses. Furthermore, on-sensor microlenses work to produce consistent and even light distribution to ensure edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination for a high degree of overall clarity. The imaging quality is accentuated by efficient performance and processing abilities, aided by the integrated 2GB buffer, for capturing up to 32 consecutive DNG lossless compressed files at a 1.5 fps continuous shooting rate. When working with fast, moving subjects, an intelligent center cross-type AF point helps to produce precise focus and a predictive algorithm works to ensure sharpness when photographing subjects in motion.

Complementing the advanced imaging capabilities of the Leica S is an equally refined body design, which takes on a minimalist structure with focus on the most essential shooting controls. A large 3.0" 920k-dot LCD monitor serves as a clear means for image review and menu navigation while the large 0.86x-magnification pentaprism viewfinder acts as a bright tool for image composition. A weather-sealed body construction protects the system from dust and moisture, including the series of interface ports and lens mount. Additionally, serving to benefit the post-production and sharing of imagery, an integrated GPS module is able to embed location data within the metadata of each image while shooting, for plotting to interactive maps during the sharing process.

The included Summicron-S 100mm f/2 ASPH. is a fast portrait-length lens providing an 80mm equivalent focal length and a fast f/2 maximum aperture for greater control over depth of field. One double-sided aspherical element and three elements made from anomalous partial dispersion glass help to control aberrations and distortions while a rear floating element ensures consistent sharpness throughout the focusing range. An inner focusing system maintains the overall lens' length during operation and also contributes to its dust- and moisture-resistant design.

Leica S Summicron 100 Edition

Special Centennial Edition
In celebration of Leica's 100-year anniversary, the components of this special edition each bears a unique 'Linsenchnitt' engraving on the camera and lens bodies, which depicts the 7-elements-in-5-groups construction of the included Summicron lens. The camera body also features a unique matte black finish along with black chrome strap lugs and controls. The contents are delivered in a unique Rimowa Topas Stealth Cabin Trolley case, which also features a matte black finish to complement the body and lens, and the interior compartments provide a snug, custom fit for the kit contents.

This kit is available in a limited edition of 100.

Leica S Medium Format DSLR Camera

37.5 MP 45 x 30mm CCD Sensor
A large 37.5 MP 45 x 30mm CCD sensor enables truly high-resolution imaging with a native sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 1600. The large size of the sensor helps to produce notable image sharpness and clarity with smooth tonal and color gradations. Additionally, the design of the sensor enables the omission of a traditional optical low-pass filter for achieving even greater image sharpness and resolution. On-chip microlenses have also been incorporated into the sensor's design to ensure even light distribution and sharpness from edge-to-edge.
Fast and Efficient Performance
An integrated 2GB buffer complements the Maestro image processor's speed and facilitates recording up to 32 consecutive 37.5 MP DNG lossless compressed files at a continuous shooting rate of 1.5 fps. When shooting in the JPEG format, the total number of consecutive images recorded is only limited by the memory card's capacity.
Flexible Focusing Control
Autofocus can be controlled using either release + focus or focus priority AF modes, as well as manual focusing capabilities, depending on the situation and subject type being photographed. Using a single cross-type AF point, focus is both fast and precise and a predictive algorithm benefits working with moving subjects to ensure sharpness. The AF metering field is dependent on the lens in use, as well as the subject-to-lens distance, and chooses a wider field with distant subjects or a narrower field with close subjects to find the best balance between speed and accuracy. When working with manual focus, the AF sensor is also employed to visually display a focus confirmation indicator in the viewfinder.
Intuitive Handling
The magnesium alloy camera body's weather-sealed design is based upon a minimal, yet efficient, layout where key control elements are placed within easy reach to facilitate a more intuitive workflow. All functions are clearly displayed on the rear monitor and settings are controlled via four soft keys, a five-way switch, and a click wheel. A large right-hand ergonomic hand-grip also provides a stable, fatigue-free grip for greater comfort when working for extended periods of time.

For live view monitoring, reviewing imagery, and navigating the menu, a 3.0" 920k-dot TFT LCD monitor is available for bright, clear viewing in a variety of lighting conditions. Set in sRGB color space, and covering 16.7 million colors, this monitor can be used to superimpose exposure parameters as well as a brightness or RGB histogram over the monitor image.
Integrated GPS
An integrated GPS module permits the registration of location details within the EXIF data of each image file. Local times and time zones are also recorded and the free downloadable software permits plotting an image's location and time of capture to a map.
Interface and Power Support
Dual memory card slots avail the use of both SD and CompactFlash cards simultaneously. Files can be recorded to both cards or, alternatively, the cards can be set up to accept overflow files or to save DNG files to one card and JPEG files to the other.

On the side of the camera, dust- and splash-proof covers unveil a range of interface options, including a LEMO USB port, for connecting to a computer for offloading imagery or working in a tethered manner; and an HDMI port for direct image playback to an HDTV. The included cables feature strain-relief connectors for greater durability.

The included Leica S rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, rated at 2100mAh, allows approximately 1,000 shots per charge. A specially-designed mechanism prevents the battery from falling out of the camera when the battery compartment is opened for greater security.

Leica S Lens

Summicron-S 100mm f/2 ASPH.
Included with the camera is the Summicron-S 100mm f/2 ASPH. lens, which provides an 80mm equivalent focal length, making it an ideal portrait-length lens. The fast f/2 maximum aperture offers exceptional control over depth of field and also benefits working in low-light shooting conditions. A double-sided aspherical element and three elements anomalous partial dispersion glass minimize chromatic aberrations and a rear floating element helps to ensure consistent sharpness, detail, and illumination from edge-to-edge at all focus positions. Additionally, a multi-layer coating has also been applied to control lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and neutral color rendering.

An inner focusing design maintains the overall lens length and pairs with the fast, responsive autofocus operation for intuitive handling. This inner focusing design, along with hardened front and rear elements, also contribute to a dust- and moisture-resistant construction.
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Leica S Summicron specs

Lens Mount Leica S bayonet
Compatible Lenses Leica S lenses
Image Sensor 37.5 MP
45 x 30 mm CCD sensor (Leica Pro format)
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Maximum Resolution 7500 x 5000 px
Pixel Size 6 µm
Dynamic Range 12 EV
Color Depth 16-bit
Color Space sRGB
Adobe RGB
Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100 to ISO 1600
White Balance Auto WB
Daylight (5200K)
Cloudy (6000K)
Shade (7000K)
Tungsten light (3200K)
HMI (5600K)
Neon warm (4000K)
Neon cool (4500K)
Flash (5400K)
Gray card
Color temperature (2000-13,100K)
Drive Mode Single
Self-timer (12 or 2 sec. delay with mirror-up function)
Exposure Mode Manual (M)
Program automatic (P)
Time pre-select (T)
Aperture priority (A)
Bulb with time pre-select (B)
Image File Formats DNG
DNG lossless compressed
JPEG (fine/standard); 37.5 MP, 9.3 MP, 2.3 MP
File Size DNG: approx. 72 MB
DNG lossless compressed: approx. 42 MB
JPEG: approx. 1 MB to 16 MB (depending on image content, compression ratio, and resolution)
Storage Media SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards
CompactFlash (UDMA 7) memory cards
External (PC)
Memory 2 GB RAM
Frame Rate Up to 1.5 fps
Buffer Memory DNG: up to 28 consecutive images
DNG lossless compressed: up to 32 consecutive images
JPEG: unlimited
Computer Interface USB 2.0
Exposure Metering Open aperture measurement through lens (TTL)
Exposure Metering Mode Multi-pattern
Spot (3.5%)
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 EV in 1/2 EV steps
Exposure Bracketing 3 or 5 images; 1/2, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Automatic mode (all images captured with single press of shutter release)
Light Metering Multi-pattern/center-weighted: +1.1 to +20 EV (ISO 100, f=2.5)
Spot: +2.1 to +20 EV (ISO 100, f=2.5)
Shutter Slot shutter (microprocessor-controlled)
Central shutter (with Leica S central shutter lenses)
Shutter Speed Range 125 to 1/4000 sec.
Flash Control SCA 3502
TTL HSS (up to 1/4000 sec.)
Start or end of exposure
Flash Synchronization Focal plane shutter: 1/125 sec.
Central shutter: 1/1000 sec.
Focus Central cross-type sensor (phase-detection AF)
Focus Modes AFs (sharpness priority)
AFc (shutter release priority)
AF (can be corrected at any time by manual focus)
MF (manual focus with focus indicator on back panel display)
Viewfinder Pentaprism type
Diopter Correction -3 to +1 dpt
Viewfinder Coverage Approx. 98%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.86x (at 70mm, infinity, 0 dpt)
Top Panel Colored OLED
Monitor 3.0" 921.6k-dot brilliant TFT LCD
Color space: sRGB (16 million colors)
Frame coverage: 100%
Viewing angle: 170°
Cover glass: Corning Gorilla Glass
Power Supply Leica Battery S rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack: 7.4 V, 2100 mAh
Leica AC Adapter S (optional)
Operating Conditions 32-113°F / 0-45°C
15-80% relative humidity
Interface Hot shoe
HDMI jack
Flash sync socket
LEMO USB 2.0 high-speed jack
LEMO flash sync socket
LEMO cable release socket
Contact bar for Leica Multifunctional Handgrip S (optional)
Tripod Mount Thread 1/4"-20 and 3/8"
Dimensions 6.3 x 3.1 x 4.7" / 160 x 80 x 120 mm
Weight 2.8 lb / 1.3 kg (with battery)
Lens Mount Leica S bayonet
Focal Length 100 mm (80 mm equivalent in 35 mm format)
Aperture Range f/2 to f/22
Diagonal Angle of View 29°
Optical Design 7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical elements)
Entrance Pupil Infinity: 0.5" / 13 mm (in front of bayonet in incident light direction)
Close focus limit: 1.5" / 38 mm (in front of bayonet in incident light direction)
Working Range 2.3' / 70 cm to infinity
Smallest Object Field 5.7 x 8.5" / 144 x 217 mm
Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Filter Mount 82 mm (internal thread, filter mount does not rotate)
Dimensions 3.6 x 4.0" / 91 x 102 mm
Weight 2 lb / 910 g

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