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Leica T – Hands on Review


Chris Niccolls from from the Camera Store in Canada took the recently announced Leica T for a spin and came back with what can only be described as a love-hate feeling.

Niccolls isn’t afraid to express some of his dislikes including the strap, viewfinder, and mediocre  AF system. But at the end of the day this is a Leica and should be looked at a small piece of luxury as much as a photographic tool.

A retake of the main specs of the Leica T:

  • Sensor: 16MP APS-C CMOS.
  • ISO range: 100-12500.
  • LCD: 3.7″ 1.3M dot 16:9 touchscreen.
  • Continuous shooting speed: 5 fps.
  • Video: 1080p @ 30 fps; with built-in stereo microphones.
  • WIFI + a new app.
  • Optional 2.36M dot EVF with built-in GPS.
  • Built-in 16GB memory (SD card slot as well).
  • The camera has a new fully electronic ‘T mount’ and 2 lenses are available with it at launch: 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 and 23mm f/2. Two other lenses (11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 and 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5) will be announced later this year.
  • CIPA: 400 shots.
  • Price and availability: $1900 body with availability in late May 2014 (lenses will cost $1700 for the 18-56mm and $1900 for the 23mm, the EVF will cost $600).

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid.

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