Leica M7 TTL .72 with 50mm f/2.0 M Lens Starter Set

Leica M7 TTL .72 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera with 50mm f/2.0 M Lens "Starter Set" - Black

Leica M7 TTL .72 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera with 50mm f/2.0 M Lens "Starter Set" - Black

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Leica M7 overview

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The M7 "Starter Set" is offered by Leica at a discounted rate to make it easier for new users to enter the Leica world.

The Leica M7 is a fantastic hybrid of classic Leica values with modern electronic advantages that results in a camera that is faster than ever while still having the soul of a Leica.

There is a certain feel to the mechanical operation of a Leica's functions that is oddly satisfying in an emotional context, and this is the essence of the Leica hallmark. That has not changed but instead, it's been infused with aperture-priority autoexposure, an informative viewfinder, high-speed flash synchronization and more. The M7 is as whisper-quiet and easy to focus as ever, it just does so with the speed and control that only modern accompaniments can give.

Large assortment of high performance lenses ranging from 21 to 135mm and speeds as fast as f/1.0
Extremely reliable performance
Electronically-controlled, rubberized cloth shutter is still remarkably quiet yet as accurate as a modern vertical-travel metal shutter
Flash speeds of up to 1/1000th second when combined with dedicated Metz units give the Leica shooter the option of daylight fill flash WITH large background-blurring apertures
Improved viewfinder still displays the classic frame lines and manual metering, yet unobtrusively provides information on shutter speeds, film speed setting, exposure mode & flash readiness along the bottom
Viewfinder information brightness is adjusted to match the ambient light conditions
DX film coding
Two all-mechanical shutter speeds of 1/60th & 1/125th second for batteryless performance
Stepless shutter speeds from 1/1000th to 32 seconds in aperture-priority autoexposure mode for quick adjustments with total control for the photographer
Retains the classic Leica M proportions shared by the M3, M4 & M6 series cameras
In the Box
Leica M7 TTL .72 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera with 50mm f/2.0 M Lens "Starter Set" - Black
  • M7 TTL .72 Rangefinder Camera (Black)
  • Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Lens
  • Neck Strap
  • Body Cap & Lens Caps
  • Two 3-Volt Lithium Batteries
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • 3-Year Passport Warranty
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    Leica M7 specs

    Type 35mm Interchangeable lens rangefinder camera
    Lens Mount Leica M bayonet
    Focus Modes Manual only
    Exposure Modes Manual & Aperture-priority
    Exposure Metering TTL (through-the-lens) selective centerweighted
    Metering Range EV -2 To EV +20 with f/1.0 lens at ISO 100
    ISO Range 6-6400 (DX coding with ISO from 25-5000)
    Shutter Speed 1/1000th to 1 Second + Bulb
    PC Terminal Yes
    Flash Mounting Hot shoe - X-sync at up to 1/50th sec with TTL (through-the-lens) flash metering capability
    Speeds of up to 1/1000th second available when used with appropriate Metz flash unit with SCA 3502 adapter
    Film Transport Manual with lever
    Viewfinder 0.72x magnification (meaning that what you see in the viewfinder appears to be 72% of lifesize). Brightline frames for 28, 35, 50, 75, 90 and 135mm automatically engaged with attachment of lens. Optional viewfinders for 21 and 24mm lenses mount in the flash shoe.
    Viewfinder Info LED symbols for Flash status, Exposure mode, Film speed, Shutter speed, Lighting exceeding metering range & Classic > / 0 / < manual metering
    Diopter Correction Available optionally from -3 to +3
    Self Timer No
    Remote Control Possible with optional standard mechanical cable release
    Multiple Exposure No
    Power Source Two 3-Volt 2L76 (DL 1/3N) lithium batteries
    Dimensions 5.4 x 3.1 x 1.5" (138.0 x 79.5 x 38mm) WxHxD
    Weight 1.23 lb (610 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.36 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 7.6 x 5.1"

    Leica M7 reviews

    M7 TTL .72 with 50mm f/2.0 M Lens Starter Set is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back To the Future, with a Film Camera After decades of digital, I've returned to my roots. Digital cameras make photography too easy, and, truth be told, I missed working with films and negatives. I always wanted a Leica and have read how solid and reliable they are (and how they keep their resale value). So I traded in virtually all my digital equipment. So far -- after three rolls of film -- the camera has proven a joy. It's rejuvenating me and my photography, and I am learning once again really how you take a picture. This is not for everyone, but it's made me more serious and focused on my photography. And because film costs money -- developing, contact sheets, scanning -- each frame is valuable (about 60 or 75 cents, including film and processing). So I am shooting each shot with extra thought behind it, the opposite of what digital cameras encourage.
    Date published: 2016-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waited 45 years for a Leica With a 50+ year photography hobby, I began to lust after a Leica when I was in high school. I was shooting with an Exakta VX IIb at the time and a Leica was way out of my reach. Along the way I shot with a Nikon rangefinder, an assortment of Olympus OMs, and then various Canon film and digital cameras. Digital stopped satisfying me -- I wanted to get back to my b&w film roots and finally a Leica was in my sights. I started with this kit while the 12% foreign exchange rate discount was in effect and added two more Leica lenses. What a camera! What lenses! What fun! Having to do more thinking about focus, composition, exposure, has really stretched the wrinkles out of my creative brain. No more shotgunning -- more thinking and consideration. What is old can be new again, and the Leica quality makes up for the premium pricing.
    Date published: 2016-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Camera Ever It's a perfect camera for an artist photographer...buy one and shoot slide film you'll see the perfection of real colors contrast...
    Date published: 2008-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality. I have a Nikon D700, but decided I wanted to get back to film photography. I have always wished I could own a Leica rangfinder camera and finally took the plunge. I am still learning how to use a rangefinder camera. I have been shooting color slide film, and B&W film, but have not have them processed yet. The over all feeling of a Leica camera is a pure joy to use. I am glad I made the investment.
    Date published: 2011-12-15
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