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Leica M9 Limited Edition Titan Set with M9 Body and SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Titanium Lens, Titanium Lens Hood, Real Leather Carrying System

SKU: LCM9TS MFR: 10715
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The exclusive special edition Leica M9 "Titanium" is the result of a collaboration with Walter de'Silva, the prominent automobile designer. Responsible for groundbreaking design concepts for the latest models from the Volkswagen Group, the chief designer and his Audi Design Team have re-interpreted the design of the LEICA M9 just as he envisaged it.

The outcome is a unique camera with a new interpretation of the characteristic features of Leica rangefinder cameras, which lends precision engineering, unique style and solid titanium to extraordinary formal design. As a result, the LEICA M9 'Titanium' is an especially desirable object for both Leica connoisseurs and aficionados of outstanding design. This special edition is strictly limited to just 500 cameras worldwide and is offered as a set together with a Leica SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, whose exterior metal components are also manufactured from solid titanium.

Key Features

  • Walter de'Silva has given the Leica M camera an ergonomic, precise and logical "look and feel" without changing the intrinsic character of the rangefinder camera. Thus, the compact construction and technical features of the LEICA M9 'Titanium' retain the distinctive style of a true Leica M camera
  • The LEICA M9 "Titanium" is constructed exclusively with premium quality materials. For instance, all visible metal elements of the camera body are made from solid titanium, a particularly light but extremely strong and durable metal that can only be manufactured with special tools
  • In addition, the exposed surfaces are also treated with a hard coating applied by a specialist company in Switzerland. Scratch-resistant, sapphire-crystal glass is employed as a protective cover for the camera monitor and further enhances the exclusive and rugged character of the camera
  • New features include the LED illumination of the bright-line frames in the viewfinder, removing the necessity for a standard illuminating window and making the front aspect of the camera even more balanced
  • The Leica logo has been restyled and is elaborately hand-engraved in pure resin, inlaid with white enamel, sealed with clear varnish and then polished and positioned centrally - directly above the lens
  • The supplied LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens features a new, focused design concept, in which the essential elements harmonise perfectly with the style of the camera
  • The round, screw mount lens hood is constructed with 4 slits around its circumference to prevent obstruction of view through the finder
  • All visible metal parts of the lens and lens hood are manufactured from solid titanium with an additional special surface finish applied to enhance their outstanding resistance to wear

Technical Specs

Camera type Compact digital view- and rangefinder system camera
Lens mount Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding
Lens system Leica M lenses from 16-135 mm
Picture format / image sensor 5270 x 3516 pixels (18.5 MPixels) CC D chip, active area approx. 23.9 x 35.8 mm / 5212 x 3472 pixels (18 MPixels) (corresponds to the usable format of analog Leica M models)
Sensitivity range ISO 80/19 deg. to ISO 2500/35 deg., adjustable in 1/3 ISO steps; with aperture priority A and manual exposure modes, choice of automatic control or manual setting, with snapshot profile automatic control
Exposure metering Through the lens (TTL), heavily center-weighted with working aperture. Center-weighted TTL metering for flash lighting with system-compatible SCA- 3000/3002 standard flash units
Metering range (for ISO 160/23 deg.) At room temperature and normal humidity EV 0 to 20, or f/1.0 and 1.2 s to f/32 and 1/1000 s. Flashing of the left triangular LED in the viewfinder indicates values below the metering range.
Exposure mode Choice of automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture selection - aperture priority A - with corresponding digital display, or manual setting of shutter speed and aperture and adjustment using LED light balance with indication of correct exposure, or risk of over/ underexposure (with snapshot profile only).
Flash unit connection Via accessory shoe with center and control contacts
Flash synchronization speed 1/180 s; slower shutter speeds possible
Flash exposure metering (with SCA- 3501/3502 adapter or SCA- 3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF 24D / Leica SF 58) Control with center-weighted TTL- pre-flash metering
Flash exposure compensation ±31/3 EV in 1/3 EV steps settable on the SCA- 3501/3502 adapter. On Leica SF 24D, ±3EV in 1/3 EV steps with computer control, or from 0 to -3EV in 1EV steps / on Leica SF 58 settable in all modes ±3EV in 1/3 EV steps
Viewfinder principle Large, bright-line frame viewfinder with automatic parallax compensation
Image field indication By activating two bright-line frames each illuminated with LEDs: For 35 and 135 mm, or for 28 and 90 mm, or for 50 and 75 mm. Automatically switched when lens is attached
Matching of viewfinder & actual picture The size of the bright-line frames correspond to the sensor size of 23.9 x 35.8 mm at a setting distance of 1 meter. At infinity setting, depending on the focal length, approx. 7.3% (28 mm) to 18% (135 mm) more is recorded by the sensor than indicated by the corresponding bright-line frame and slightly less for shorter distance settings than 1 m
Enlargement 0.68x (for all lenses)
Large basis rangefinder Split or superimposed image rangefinder
Effective measurement basis 47.1 mm (mechanical measurement basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder enlargement 0.68x)
Viewfinder LED symbol for flash status. Four-digit seven-segment digital display for exposure control. LED light balance with two triangular and one central circular LED for manual setting of exposures
On the rear panel 2.5 inch monitor (color TFT LC D) with 230,000 pixels, protected by scratch-resistant sapphire glass cover
Shutter Microprocessor-controlled, exceptionally low-noise, vertical travel metal blade focal plane shutter
Shutter speeds In aperture priority mode (A) steplessly from 32 s to 1/4000 s. Using manual setting 8 s to 1/4000 s in half steps, B for long exposures of up to 240 s (together with auto release T function, i.e. first release = shutter opens, second release =shutter closes), shortest shutter speed for flash synchronization 1/180 s
Series exposures Approx. 2 pictures/s, approx. 8 pictures in series
Shutter release button Three steps: Exposure metering on - Metering memory lock (in aperture priority mode) - Shutter release
Camera Body Material External parts made of solid titanium with special coating to protect against fingerprints. Partially covered with slip-resistant calf leather
Camera Body: Tripod thread A 1/4 (1/4 inch) DIN made of stainless steel in bottom cover
Camera Body: Operating conditions 0 to +40 deg. C / 32 - 104 deg. F
Camera Body Dimensions (W x D x H) Approx. 141 x 43 x 82mm / 5.55 x 1.69 x 3.23in
Camera Body Weight Approx. 335g / 0.74lbs (incl. battery)
Lens: Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) 63 deg., 54 deg., 38 deg.
Lens: Optical design Number of lenses/groups: 9 / 5
Aspherical surfaces: 1
Position of entrance pupil (from apex of 1st lens element): 16.8 mm
Lens: Distance setting Operating range: 0.7 m to infinity
Scale: Meter graduation
Smallest object field/maximum scale: approx. 420 x 630 mm / approx. 1:17.5
Lens: Aperture Setting / functioning: Indexed setting, intermediate values available. Lowest value: 16
Lens: Bayonet Leica M quick-change bayonet with 6 Bit bar code lens recognition for digital M models
Lens: Viewfinder Camera viewfinder
Lens: Material External parts made of solid titanium with special coating to protect against fingerprints
Lens: Dimensions Length (to bayonet mount; without / with lens hood): approx. 46/59 mm
Largest diameter: approx. 56 mm
Lens: Weight Approx. 335g / 0.74lbs (incl. battery)
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