Leica M (Typ 262)

Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera with Summarit-M 50mm f/2.4 Lens and SF 40 Flash Bundle (Black) features 24MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor Camera, Maestro Image Processor, Stills-Only Operation, No Live View, Rangefinder Focusing

Leica M (Typ 262)

Leica M (Typ 262)

Includes Summarit-M 50mm f/2.4 Lens and SF 40 Flash

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Features

  • Image Processor
  • CMOS Sensor
  • View Finder

Embodying both the modern and the classic, this M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera with Summarit-M 50mm f/2.4 Lens and SF 40 Flash Bundle from Leica is designed for photography that minimizes technical distractions, yet possesses the essential means to capture images for a modern, digital workflow. Incorporating no video, the Leica M (Typ 262) features a full-frame 24MP CMOS sensor and is otherwise purposefully and minimally constructed to maintain the user's focus on the still image. The included 50mm lens preserves the perspective of the human eye, while the compact, shoe-mounted flash provides supplemental illumination under low-light conditions.

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.

Leica Summarit-M 50mm f/2.4 Lens (Black)

A compact and versatile prime, the black Summarit-M 50mm f/2.4 from Leica is a normal-length lens for M-mount rangefinder cameras. Utilizing a double Gauss optical design, this lens produces a high degree of sharpness and well-corrected image quality for notable clarity throughout the aperture range. Its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.6' away, and included with the lens is a screw-on lens hood to shield the front element and prevent lens flare and ghosting.

  • Normal-length lens is well-suited to a variety of shooting applications and its compact form factor makes it suitable for use as an everyday, walk-around lens.
  • Double Gauss six elements in four groups optical design produces a high degree of sharpness and clarity while reducing chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy.
  • Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.6' away with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:14.1.
  • Screw-on lens hood is included, and the lens also has front filter threads to accept 46mm filters.

Leica SF 40 Flash

Punch up your scene with some additional light from the SF 40 Flash from Leica. Optimized for use with Leica's latest cameras, the SF 40 has TTL support for automatic exposure and metering and it features a compact design with a useful output. Rated with a guide number of 131' at ISO 100 and 105mm, this unit can easily illuminate a room or subject. Also, it has a zoom range of 24-105mm, which can be expanded to 16mm with the use of the pull-out diffusion panel, for excellent coverage with your lenses. On top of this, an LED video light with nine output levels is available for lighting a scene for high resolution video capture.

Fully featured as a flash, the SF 40 offers both tilt up to 90° and a full 360° of rotation for complete bounce coverage. It can also be set as a wireless slave flash when used with a compatible master unit. Recycle time ranges from 0.1-4 seconds and it runs on four AA batteries. Additionally, it has support for slow, high-speed, 1st and 2nd curtain sync modes.

  • Guide number at ISO 100 of 131' at 105mm and 89' at 35mm position
  • Full manual control option from 1/1 to 1/256 power
  • Recycle time of 0.1 to 4 seconds
  • Approximately 220 to 1,700 flashes on a single set of fully-charged batteries
  • LED run time of about 3.5 hours with new batteries
  • Color temperature of 5600K
  • Wireless slave mode
  • Exposure compensation from -2 to +2 EV in 1/2 step increments
  • AF assist beam with range of 2.3 to 16.4'
  • Flash duration of 1/800 to 1/20,000 second
  • Red-eye reduction modes
  • Two selector dials on the back of the flash for changing modes and adjusting power settings
  • LED light has 9 steps of output levels
Leica Nylon System Case for T-System Cameras (Medium, Black)

This medium black Nylon System Case from Leica is for the T-System mirrorless cameras. It has a padded shoulder strap for carrying the case, and embossed logos on both the strap and the case's front flap.

  • MPN - 10977
  • GTIN - N/A

What's In The Box

Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera with Summarit-M 50mm f/2.4 Lens and SF 40 Flash Bundle (Black)

  • Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera x 1
  • BP-SCL2 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1800 mAh) x 1
  • BC-SCL2 Battery Charger for BP-SCL2 Li-Ion Battery x 1
  • Carrying Strap x 1
  • Accessory Shoe Cover x 1
  • Summarit-M 50mm f/2.4 Lens (Black) x 1
  • SF 40 Flash x 1
  • Nylon System Case for T-System Cameras (Medium, Black) x 1
NameValue
Lens mountLeica M
Lens MountLeica M
Effective Megapixels24 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution5976 x 3992
Sensor Size23.9 x 35.8 mm
Max Resolution5976 x 3992
Memory Card TypeSD
SDHC
SDXC
Sensor SizeCMOS, 23.9 x 35.8 mm
Focus ModesManual Focus (M)
ViewfinderOptical
LCD Screen Size3 inch
Memory Card TypeSD
SDHC
SDXC
ISO SensitivityAuto, 200-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-6400)
Focus ModeManual Focus (M)
Shutter SpeedType: 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 MethodCenter-weighted average metering
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual
Continuous ShootingUp to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to 8 frames
White BalanceCloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
ISO SensitivityAuto, 200 to 6400 (Extended Mode:100 to 6400)
Built-in FlashNo
Shutter Speeds60 to 1/4000 Second in Aperture Priority Mode
8 to 1/4000 Second in Manual Mode
60 to 0 Second in Bulb Mode
60 to 0 Second in Time Mode
Max Sync SpeedMechanical Shutter:1 / 180 Second
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average Metering
Battery4x AA Batteries
Exposure ModesModes: Aperture Priority, Manual
Metering Range: EV 0.0 to EV 20.0
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
Dimensions (WxHxD)3.3 x 2.4 x 3.3" / 85.0 x 61.0 x 85.0 mm
Continuous Shooting SpeedUp to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to 8 Frames in JPEG Format
Weight203
White BalanceCloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Built-in FlashNo
Max Sync SpeedMechanical Shutter:1 / 180 Second
Battery1 x BP-SCL2 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1800 mAh
Dimensions (WxHxD)138.6 x 42.0 x 80.0 mm
Weight600 g with battery
Focus TypeManual Focus
File FormatsStill Images: DNG, JPEG
Aspect Ratio3:2
Pixels24 Megapixel
Camera FormatFull-Frame
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.68x
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
Flash Compensation-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Display Screen3" Rear Screen LCD (921,600)
Self Timer12 Seconds, 2 Seconds