Leica Announces Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens with New T-System

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Leica sets the bar even higher this week as they announced their mirror-less interchangeable lens in the new T-System with auto focus.  The new Leica T is still as beautiful as older Leica models, but finally incorporates a more innovative and more intuitive image quality that matches all but the best mirror-less cameras now on the market. It’s two new lenses feature an amazing 16.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, at an 18-56mm F3.5-5.6 and a 35mm equivalent 23mm F2 prime. Going further, each has a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/4000 of a second and an ISO range of 100-12500. Leica is also promising a 11-23mm F3.5-4.5 wide-angle zoom and 55-135mm F3.5-4.5 tele-zoom lens too.

The body of each Leica T is cut from a solid block of aluminum and features a user-friendly touch screen, and an optional electronic viewfinder with a built-in GPS and Wi-Fi. The camera body alone (available in black or silver) is priced at $1850. As far as the lenses go, the 16-56mm F3.5-5.6 zoom costs $1750, while the 23mm F2 prime is set a bit higher at $1950. Leica prices stay high, but are worth every penny, every time. C

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Angela E. Mejia

Angela is a photographer/photojournalist/visionary raised in the mean streets of Chicago. Since 2008, she's covered everything from concerts for underground and mainstream artists, to food editorial, to just about every type of photography you can think of. Other interests include traveling, anything artsy, Chicago sports, and eating tacos.

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