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Leica Sofort Instant Film Camera (White)

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Leica Sofort Instant Film Camera (White)
Key Features
  • Accepts INSTAX Mini Instant Film
  • Automatik-Hektor 60mm f/12.7 Lens
  • 34mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3-Zone Manual Focus System
Leica has always been tied to the decisive moment, and now with the white Sofort photographers will be able to instantly develop and hold a tangible copy of the image captured. The Sofort is a different style of camera for Leica, but offers the same high-end look and feel that we have come to expect from the high-end German company and which separates it from other instant film offerings. This model works with a selection of INSTAX Mini format film, including color and monochrome offerings from Leica that sport a natural Warm White border. Also, it is equipped with a capable Automatik-Hektor 60mm f/12.7 lens-equivalent to 34mm in full-frame terms-with a three-zone manual focus selector that will give photographers more control over the image's final appearance.
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Leica Sofort Overview

Leica has always been tied to the decisive moment, and now with the white Sofort photographers will be able to instantly develop and hold a tangible copy of the image captured. The Sofort is a different style of camera for Leica, but offers the same high-end look and feel that we have come to expect from the high-end German company and which separates it from other instant film offerings. This model works with a selection of INSTAX Mini format film, including color and monochrome offerings from Leica that sport a natural Warm White border. Also, it is equipped with a capable Automatik-Hektor 60mm f/12.7 lens-equivalent to 34mm in full-frame terms-with a three-zone manual focus selector that will give photographers more control over the image's final appearance.

For operation, the Leica Sofort offers a compact body with clean, intuitive buttons for navigating settings. There is also a 0.37x optical viewfinder with target spot and macro parallax compensation for accurately composing your images. Multiple automatic shooting modes further the camera's ease-of-use and when set to Macro it can focus down to 11.8". The Sofort has been optimized for available light photography as well with a mechanical shutter with speeds as long as 1/8 second and a built-in flash with a later firing speed that results in a more natural look.

Users looking for more control over their photos can use an exposure compensation setting which can be set to -0.7 or +0.7 EV and a self-timer with 2 or 10 second delay can be set. The Sofort can be set up on a tripod thanks to an integrated 1/4"-20 thread on its base. Strap lugs make it easy to attach a strap and carry around all day. It uses a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack that should provide enough power for about 100 shots before needing to be recharged.

Created by Leica as a fun, intuitive camera, the Sofort features a colorful square profile that both looks good and is easy to use
Accepts INSTAX Mini format film packs, including Leica Color and Monochrom options with a natural warm white border
Utilizes an Automatik-Hektor 60mm f/12.7 lens equivalent to 34mm in full-frame terms
Three-zone manual focus system with macro setting that permits focusing down to 11.8"
0.37x optical viewfinder with target spot and macro parallax compensation
Mechanical shutter with speeds of 1/8 to 1/400 second
Shooting modes including Automatic, Self-Portrait, People & Part, Action & Sport, Bulb, Macro, Self-Timer, and Double Exposure
Self-timer can be set to 2 or 10 seconds
Exposure compensation settings of -0.7, 0.0, and +0.7 EV
Automatic metering range of 5-15.5 LV at ISO 800
Powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack (3.7V, 740mAh) that can take about 100 picture on a single charge
Integrated tripod socket and strap lugs

Leica Sofort Specs

Key Specs
Film Format
INSTAX Mini
Focal Length
60mm
Aperture
f/12.7
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Viewfinder Type
Optical
Built-In Flash
Yes
Battery Type
1x BP-DC17
Optics
Focal Length
60mm
Aperture
f/12.7
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Minimum Focus Distance
1.0' / 0.3 m
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type
Optical
Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.37x
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
1/400 to 1/8 Sec, Bulb Mode
Exposure Compensation
-0.7 to 0.7 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
Self-Timer
2, 10 Sec
Flash
Built-In Flash
Yes
General
Tripod Mounting Thread
1/4"-20 Female
Battery Type
1x BP-DC17
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.88 x 3.7 x 2.28" / 12.4 x 9.4 x 5.8 cm
Weight
10.8 oz / 306.2 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5 x 4.4 x 3.7"

Leica Sofort Reviews

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question

Is it possible to remove the lens and replace it with another lens using an adapter?
Asked by: Logan S.
No
Answered by: Julianne K.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Can the Sofort flash be disabled?
Asked by: Jeff M.
Yes it can be disabled, but it is automatically turned on once you turn the camera on, so you have to turn it off manually
Answered by: Kenneth A.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

What is the minimum focus distance? Does it change when using Macro mode?
Asked by: Paul
As per Leica Technical data. There are 3 Focus Steps: 0,3 0,6 m (Macro)/0,6 3 m (close range)/3 m infinity (far range)
Answered by: Leica Expert
Date published: 2018-11-15

question

Does this use a Leica lens or is it an identical lens to the Fuji?
Asked by: Paul
Is different lenses and if you use Leica film is better
Answered by: AMILCARE C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Is this camera also digital? If so, what type of memory card does it take?
Asked by: Kelly B.
No, this camera is for shooting film only.
Answered by: Brittany S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Is the bulb mode on here infinite or max 10 seconds like on the instax 90? Also do you have to press and hold the button for bulb mode like the 90, or can you press to open the shutter and then press to close it?
Asked by: Anonymous
Fortunately, we have the item in the store to test. When trying out Bulb mode, it only stayed open for 10 seconds while holding it down. So the Bulb mode is exactly like on the Instax 90.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Does it come with a strap, or do you have to order that extra?
Asked by: Rachel G.
It comes with a strap, but I also purchased a fun colorful one from BH by Leica.
Answered by: Jennifer B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

What is the approximate outdate time for a pack of film? Thank you.
Asked by: John
I bought a box on Nov 2016 and it says that it expires on May 2018. Hope it helps.
Answered by: Juan B.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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