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Leica M-D (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera

BH #LEMD262 • MFR #10945
Leica M-D (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera
Key Features
  • 24MP Leica MAX Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Maestro Image Processor
  • Minimalist Design; No Rear LCD Screen
  • Stills-Only Operation
Embodying Leica's philosophies in the most essential form, the M-D (Typ 262) is a digital rangefinder that heavily emphasizes manual control and room to concentrate solely on the scene at hand. By omitting virtually all automatic features as well as a rear LCD screen, the M-D's simplicity is its core attribute, and affords unencumbered access to the four basic elements of photography: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and focus. This simplicity is carried over to the operating aspects of the camera, including its manual rangefinder focusing mechanism, clear 0.68x-magnification optical viewfinder, and stills-only recording in the uncompressed DNG raw file format. Beyond handling and design, the M-D is, of course, also characterized by notable imaging performance aided by the full-frame MAX 24MP CMOS sensor and Maestro image processor that afford a top sensitivity of ISO 6400 and up to 3 fps continuous shooting. Designed as a camera for the pure photographer, the M-D maintains Leica's dedication to their heritage in crafting simple yet highly functional tools as well as an admiration for the basic elements of photography itself.
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question

Does the Leica M-D have a built in light meter?
Asked by: Jonathan T.
Yes. The view finder has a light meter which shows three states: properly exposed, under or over exposed, or more than one stop over or under exposed.
Answered by: Jeff C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Will the 1 ver Summicron with finder adjustment attachment fit on the camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
The dual range 50mm Summicron cannot mount on digital M's, unless modified which eliminates the close focus cam.It makes it essentially a 50mm rigid Summicron.
Answered by: Vincent L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can non 6-bit M-mount lenses be used on a digital Leica, like the M-D? How well do they work if at all?
Asked by: Julie S.
Yes, non-6 bit M mount lenses can be used and perform well on digital Leica cameras.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

From the photos of the type 262 I notice that the movie button is still on top to the right of the shutter release. Does anyone know what it does on this camera? Thanks!
Asked by: Clark F.
The button has a couple of functions - it enables you to see a) the number of frames left on your SD card; b) the percentage of battery life left. Additionally, in combination with the thumbwheel, you can set the exposure compensation. You also use it when you initially set up the camera's internal date and time (by switching the camera to self-timer mode, then using this button and thumbwheel to set the date and time). It is not a customizable function button.
Answered by: Vincent L.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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