In the shadow of all the high resolution, 4K-shooting digital cameras being announced at Photokina 2014, the 35mm film Leica M-A (Typ 127) rangefinder is quite the change of pace.
The new Leica M-A arrives 60 years after the first Leica M3 rangefinder was sold. The M-A is completely mechanical. There is no monitor or exposure metering. Accordingly, there is no need for batteries in the M-A.
Your adjustments are limited to the mechanical operations of the camera – aperture, shutter speed and manual focus; along with your choice of lens and film selections.
The Leica M-A is available in silver chrome or black chrome finishes. Each camera ships with Kodak Tri-X 400 black and white film.
Leica M-A Key Specs
- 35mm Film Rangefinder
- Fully Mechanical Operation
- 0.72x Bright Line Viewfinder
- Selectable Image Field Frame Lines
- Focal Plane Shutter: Up to 1/1000 Sec.
- Flash Sync at 1/50 Sec.
- Compatible with 16-135mm M-Mount Lenses
- Rear ISO Reminder Dial
- Chromed Brass Top and Bottom Covers
The Leica M-A will be available in October for $4750. Check it out here at B&H Photo.