Leica M-A

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ALeica M AYou’d have to think Leica would do it this way; it has created the Leica M-A to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the launch of the M3. That’s right, the M-A is a film camera. A 35 mm film camera.

No monitor, no exposure metering, no batteries.

It has a shutter-speed dial and an aperture ring on the lens, and rangefinder focusing.

The technical specs of the M-A are essentially based on the currently available analog Leica MP.

The Leica red dot was omitted to emphasize the classical simplicity of its design. Seen from the side, the M-A is significantly slimmer than its digital counterparts.

The camera is available in a choice of two different finishes: the classic silver chrome version and the black chrome alternative.

While the silver chrome version of the M-A displays its origins in the engraving on its top plate, only much closer scrutiny of its completely matte black counterpart reveals the discreetly engraved Leica script on its accessory shoe.

Each Leica M-A is supplied with Kodak Tri-X 400 black-and-white film, which is also celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

The Leica M-A will be available starting in October.

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