Photography in its purest form. Simplicity personified, photographers using the Leica M-D for the first time will instinctively and intuitively know how to use it. With the deliberate omission of anything but the essentials, the Leica M-D provides the greatest freedom to focus on creativity and capturing the decisive moment every time.
The Leica M-D has no LCD monitor screen and no menu system. Apart from the essential parameters for photography – shutter speed, aperture, distance and ISO values – it offers no further setting options. The consequence is photography in its purest form. Every photographer knows instinctively how to use the Leica M-D. No distractions – not even after each exposure. In a way, the Leica M-D is an homage to the experience of capturing pictures on film. It brings back the joy of anticipation of waiting to see how our pictures turned out.
The Leica M-System fulfills real photographic needs. This applies in particular to the Leica M (Typ 262) – a digital rangefinder camera that consciously offers less than is technically possible. No other camera stands so firmly for a focus on ‘Das Wesentliche’ – a focus on what is truly essential for serious photographers.
Less technology, more creative freedom
By deliberately omitting technical features such as Live View or video capture, the Leica M-D takes photography back to its purest level – allowing photographers to concentrate solely on the subject before them. Without the temptation to view the captured image immediately after exposure or share it with the person or subjects featured in the picture. The Leica M-D directs attention entirely on the composition. It consistently shifts the focus to the creative aspects of each subject – less technology for more creativity.
As is the case with all M-Cameras, the Leica M-D delivers exceptional picture quality. Its Leica Maestro image processor and 24 MP still CMOS sensor represent the state of the art of digital rangefinder photography, yet it remains consistently true to its purist origins – by capturing exposures exclusively in DNG format. This guarantees that all options are available for digital image processing.
Purism also characterizes its design: by the omission of the Leica red dot logo, LCD monitor screen and menu controls, and a body finished completely in black, the Leica M-D is the epitome of understatement. From the baseplate and matching leather carrying strap provided with the camera, to the top plate in brass with the stepped edge design reminiscent of the Leica M9. The Leica M-D is the pure ideal among rangefinder cameras. With an ISO setting dial placed in precisely the same location as a film speed indicator, the Leica M-D pays homage to its film-based predecessors, carrying the philosophy of its analogue ancestry forward into the digital age.
The Leica M-D features an almost silent shutter that enables exceptionally discreet photography. This is due to a shutter cocking system that is considerably quieter in single exposure mode than that of the M (Typ 240) and enables a shutter release frequency of up to two frames per second. In continuous mode, the M-D has the same sequential shooting speed as its sister model and shoots up to three frames per second.
The owner of this camera will receive the 90-day license version of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (which includes the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Photoshop Fix App, Lightroom Mobile App, and other Adobe Apps and Services). The Creative Cloud Photography Plan can be activated upon product registration in the Leica Owners' Area.
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product warranty for your LEICA product, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer.
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