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Leica M-E Digital Rangefinder Camera

BH #LEME • MFR #10759
Key Features
  • 18MP Full Frame CCD Sensor
  • Fits Leica M-Mount Lenses
  • 2.5" TFT LCD with 230,000 Pixels
  • Manual Focus with Optical Viewfinder
The M-E Digital Rangefinder Camera from Leica is a full frame, interchangeable lens camera that embodies the notion that less is more. By concentrating on essential photographic functions, the M-E produces high quality images in a fast and stealthy manner. The camera houses a full frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor but retains a compact, durable and well-designed form.

The 18MP CCD sensor in full 35mm format offers high-resolution imaging and the omission of the sensor's low-pass filter creates photos with fine details and an increased visual impact. The sensor matches well with the compact M-system and M-series lenses, giving uniform exposure across the entire sensor. The camera's compatibility with the full line of superb Leica M-series lenses provides flexibility in shooting and sharp imagery. 

By declining to incorporate features such as Live View and Video functions, the M-E frees itself to perfect only those functions that create a better photographic image. Its fast and accurate manual focusing is achieved via the optical viewfinder/rangefinder and the smooth, exact focusing ring of a Leica lens. Shutter speeds from bulb mode through 1/4000th of seconds can be set manually or automatically determined by the camera. The shutter mechanism is a closed type focal plane shutter with external cocking mechanics and provides a quiet and smooth action.

A 2.5" TFT LCD screen with 230,000 pixels offers clear image playback and menu control and the camera body itself is an all-metal casing made of die-cast magnesium with an attractive anthracite-gray finish and a real leather wrap which provides a good grip as well as good looks. A hot shoe mount is available for optional flash attachment.

This is an ideal camera for those interested in a pure photographic system which produces uncompromised image quality.

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Does this camera body and lense made in Germany?
Asked by: daniel C.
The M-e that I bought, does not say MADE in GERMANY, simply says GERMANY. My 50 mm lens says made in Germany. I do not have a 75m lens
Answered by: Alan O.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Is the M-E a new model in 2015?
Asked by: Jane s.
No. This is basically the M9 camera and sensor minus a few of the M9 features (which most people think are unimportant). It uses the older CCD technology for the sensor, but many people prefer this. The only drawback in my opinion is limited flash offerings: there is a small one from Leica and a huge handle-mount one from Metz, and that is about it.
Answered by: Don P.
Date published: 2018-08-26


how large a print can i make for exhibition and still remain sharp?How does it compare to a medium format at 20x 24 inches prints.
Asked by: Anonymous
You could easily make 16x20 or 20x24 inch prints with this camera. A medium format camera however would have more resolution at those print sizes.
Answered by: Matthew C.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Which of the Leica Flash Units is compatible with this camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
According to Leica, the M-E is compatible with the SF 24D and the SF 58.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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