When Leica first teased the Mini M, I was ready to bet big on an APS-C mirrorless camera that accepts M-mount lenses. Then came the supposed leak that everyone pretty much took as gospel. It sure looked legit anyway.
The latest tease on the Leica website, however, casts doubt on the previous “leak” of the Mini M, which purportedly revealed its specs with a fixed lens in the 18-46mm range and a rather slow variable aperture of f/3.5-6.4. All in all, it was underwhelming and left many of us scratching our heads. [click to continue…]
Leica Mini M (front) and Leica X2 (back)
My previous expectations that the Leica Mini M teaser would ultimate be a true “mini” Lecia M with a interchangeable lens mount and an APS-C sensor appear to have been a bit too lofty. [click to continue…]
Leica’s tease of the upcoming Mini M continues as Leica has started to open up the box on its website, revealing just a sliver of the new camera. [click to continue…]
Leica has its upcoming ‘Mini M’ camera listed on its website now. The ‘Mini M’ name appears to be where it fits in the lineup among Leica cameras, rather than the official model name.
No other information is known about the Mini M at this point; however, the logical conclusion would be that the Leica Mini M would be a rangerfinder-style, interchangeable lens, APS-C camera as a nice fit between the full frame Leica M and the fixed lens, APS-C Leica X2. Leica offers a newsletter signup on its website for future Mini M news.
Leica has made several sample images from the new $7000 Leica M available for download, including both JPG and DNG files. Check them out here on Leica’s website.
B&H has the Leica M9-P with a $1000 price drop, which brings the price down to $6995. Still, it’s a pricey camera but, hey, it’s a Leica. If the price still shows $7995, add it to your cart and you should see the price drop. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Of course, the new Leica M can be pre-ordered for $6950 and the Leica M-E can be had for only $5450.