Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera

Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera with 50mm f/2 Lens Street Photography Kit

Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera with 50mm f/2 Lens Street Photography Kit

B&H # LEM262BSTK (B&H Kit)
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Lens
  • Camera Bag

Configuration: With Street Photography Kit

Body Only

Discontinued

With Street Photography Kit With Travel Photography Kit

Discontinued

Leica M (Typ 262) overview

  • 1Description

Assembled with the street photographer in mind, the Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera with 50mm f/2 Lens Street Photography Kit from B&H bundles the full-frame camera body and impressive Summicron-M 50mm f/2 lens with a protective camera bag.

  • Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera

    Purveying the essence of rangefinder photography, the M (Typ 262) signals Leica's commitment to simple, straight photography while still incorporating contemporary qualities for refined image-making. Revolving around a full-frame 24MP CMOS sensor and Maestro image processor, the Typ 262 omits now-conventional video and live view features to produce a stills-only camera capable of shooting at up to 3 fps with sensitivities up to ISO 6400. An updated body design sees the incorporation of an aluminum alloy top plate, for a noticeable reduction in weight compared to typical brass plates, and a redeveloped shutter cocking mechanism is notably quiet for discrete shooting applications. Of course, as a Leica rangefinder, this model features a 0.68x optical viewfinder with split and superimposed manual focusing, automatic parallax correction, and automatic image field selection based on the attached lens. A 3.0" 921.6k-dot LCD monitor with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass cover is also featured, however is sparingly used for solely reviewing imagery, adjusting white balance, or navigating the two-page menu system.

    M (Typ 262)
    Featuring a classic, minimalist appearance, the M (Typ 262) has an updated silhouette, featuring a step in the top plate, and also features a small central Leica red dot on the front panel. Aside from its distinct outward looks, the Typ 262 is also distinct among the M-range due to its omission of live view and video recording functionality, choosing, instead, to purely focus on still photography.
    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 stills 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 1GB image buffer for sustained shooting sequences of 3 fps for up to 8 consecutive frames.
    Optical Viewfinder and Rangefinder
    The optical viewfinder is a large, bright-line 0.68x-magnification rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation and frame lines, which are set to match the image sensor size at a focusing distance of 6.6'. The automatic image field limiter recalls pairs of bright lines depending on the lens attached: 35mm and 135mm; 28mm and 90mm; or 50mm and 75mm.

    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).
    Body Design
    • The top plate is made from aluminum alloy to maintain a lighter overall weight compared to M cameras featuring a brass top plate.
    • Magnesium alloy body with synthetic leather covering is both durable as well as minimal in design.
    • A quiet shutter mechanism benefits discreet, inconspicuous shooting methods.
    • 3.0" 921.6k-dot LCD monitor is covered with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass for enhanced durability.
    • Eschewing live view and video recording, the rear monitor is used solely for stills playback and for navigating the two-page menu system.
    • Simple control layout and shooting modes system permits working in manual or aperture-priority mode, with an easily accessible shutter speed dial and drive selector on the top plate.
    • The rear of the camera incorporates six buttons for easy access to oft-used settings, including white balance and ISO, as well as navigational buttons.
    Other Camera Features
    • Leica M mount is compatible with a wide range of both current and legacy rangefinder lenses.
    • Images can be recorded in either the DNG or JPEG file format.
    • A top hot shoe permits working with an external flash and the top sync speed is 1/180 sec.
    • In single exposure mode, up to two frames per second can be recorded. Language support: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, and Korean.
    UPC: 799429109479
  • Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Lens

    A versatile all-around lens, the Summicron-M 50mm f/2 from Leica is a normal-length prime featuring a fast f/2 maximum aperture to benefit working in low-light as well as offering greater control over depth of field. A six elements, four groups optical design provides even brightness and sharpness across the image frame, and also helps to virtually eliminate distortion for clean, natural rendering. Beyond its optical performance, the lens is also compact for everyday use, its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3', and it has a built-in expandable lens hood to prevent lens flare and ghosting.

    Versatile normal-length lens features a bright f/2 maximum aperture that benefits working in difficult lighting conditions as well as offers increased control over depth of field.
    Six elements in four groups optical design promotes even edge-to-edge illumination and sharpness, as well as high contrast at all aperture positions.
    Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3' away with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:11.5.
    Built-in extendable lens hood shades and protects the front element to reduce lens flare and ghosting. Additionally, the front of the lens is threaded to accept 39mm screw-in filters.
    UPC: 022243118267
  • Billingham Hadley Pro Shoulder Bag (Black Canvas & Leather)

    Store, protect, and transport your DSLR or mirrorless camera, attached lens up to a 70-200 f/2.8 zoom, flash, and related accessories with the made in England, black canvas with black leather trim Hadley Pro Shoulder Bag from Billingham. The removable insert has padded touch-fastening dividers. For accessories, the bag features dual expandable slip pockets at the front, and a zippered pocket at the back. The top front of the bag features Billingham's classic rain flap, which is secured by hand-finished leather straps with brass details. Wear the bag with the adjustable shoulder strap, or carry it with the top handle.

    Quick-release system allows you easy-access to your gear
    Solid brass buckles allow you to customize the fit of the dual front pockets
    Secondary stud fitted to each front pocket's top outer corner that allows you to increase or reduce their capacity and provides convenient place to hold pens
    Removable camera insert secures with a single press stud inside the main compartment
    Interior top divider on camera insert shields your gear from rain or snow
    Includes Hadley Pro Divider Set which consists of two small and two large dividers
    Compatible with optional AVEA pockets
In the Box
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera
    Imaging
    Lens Mount Leica M
    Camera Format Full-Frame
    Pixels 24 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 5976 x 3992
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.9 x 35.8 mm
    File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Manual Focus (M)
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Optical
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.68x
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen LCD (921,600)
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-6400)
    Shutter Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 60 - 1/4000 Second in Aperture Priority Mode
    Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 8 - 1/4000 Second in Manual Mode
    Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 60 - 0 Second in Bulb Mode
    Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 60 - 0 Second in Time Mode
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual
    Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to 8 Frames
    Flash
    Flash Modes First-Curtain Sync
    Hi-Speed Sync
    Manual
    Second-Curtain Sync
    TTL Auto
    Built-in Flash No
    Max Sync Speed Mechanical Shutter:1 / 180 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Dedicated Flash System TTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Performance
    Self Timer 12 Seconds, 2 Seconds
    Software System Requirements Windows: 7, 8
    Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
    Power
    Battery 1 x BP-SCL2 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1800 mAh
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1" / 138.6 x 42.0 x 80.0 mm
    Weight 1.32 lb / 600 g with battery
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 8.5 x 6.5"
  • Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Lens
    Focal Length 50mm
    Maximum Aperture f/16
    Minimum Aperture f/2
    Camera Mount Type Leica M
    Angle of View 47°
    Minimum Focus Distance 2.3' / 70 cm
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:11.5
    Optical Design 6 Elements in 4 Groups
    Filter Thread 39mm
    Dimensions : 1.7 x L: 2.1" / : 43.5 x L: 53.0 mm
    Weight 8.5 oz / 240.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.9 x 4.7 x 4.6"
  • Billingham Hadley Pro Shoulder Bag (Black Canvas & Leather)
    Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder Strap, Top Handle
    Features Adjustable Interior Dividers, Removable Interior Dividers
    Compartments
    Accessory Pocket(s) Size 6.7 x 2.4 x 7.9" / 17.0 x 6.0 x 20.0 cm
    12.6 x 8.7" / 32.0 x 22.0 cm
    Exterior
    Exterior Material Canvas, Leather
    Exterior Dimensions 13.8 x 4.8 x 11" / 35 x 12 x 28 cm
    Type of Closure Buckle, , Strap
    Water Resistance Water-Resistant Material
    Interior
    Interior Dimensions 13.39 x 3.15 x 9.06" / 34 x 8 x 23 cm
    Maximum Volume 1.59 gal / 6.0 L
    Number of Dividers 4
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.5 x 13.1 x 4.5"

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