Classics are works that clash with the present. They are never modified - instead they are re-interpreted on the basis of a changed world: With the LEICA M7, a classic celebrates a premiere. Convenience and fast operation of the camera have been enhanced even further with automatic shutter speed control and detail improvements. The Leica cloth focal plane shutter - with its vibration-free and quiet action is a must for a genuine Leica M camera - is now controlled electronically. Form, size and the proven operating concept were retained without changes. Virtually all system components of the preceding models remain compatible. Photography with the LEICA M7 is a surprisingly and yet unchanged experience.
The LEICA M7 is available with the three viewfinder magnifications of 0.58 x, 0.72 x, and 0.85 x. It is tailored ideally to the preferences and needs of the photographer : The 0.58 x magnification for a great overview with wide-angle lenses and for eyeglass wearers. 0.72 x as a universal standard (also featured on the black lacquer version). 0.85 x for accurate focusing with medium focal length lenses and with Leica M tele lenses.
|Format||35mm Rangefinder camera|
|Lens Mount||Leica M lenses with focal lengths from 21 to 135mm|
|Exposure Modes||Manual & Aperture-priority|
|Exposure Metering||Selective through-the-lens (TTL) exposure metering at working aperture. Center-weighted integral TTL metering for flash
exposures with dedicated SCA 3000 standard flash units.
|Metering Range||EV -2 To EV +20 with f/1.0 lens at ISO 100|
|ISO Range||DX-coded film 25/15° to ISO 5000/38°
manual setting from ISO 6/9° to ISO 25000/45°.
|Shutter and Release||Controlled electronically, plus two mechanically-set shutter speeds : 1/60s and 1/125 s. Shutter speeds stepless from 32 s to 1/1000 s in the 'AUTO' automatic shutter speed control mode. In the manual mode, from 4 s to 1/1000s in full steps, plus 'B' for time exposures of any length.
Shutter release Three stages : energizing - metered exposure value storage - release. Release button has an integrated thread for standard cable releases.
|Flash Sync||speed 1/50s|
|Viewfinder||Large, bright combined range- and viewfinder with bright-line frames and automatic parallax compensation.
Flash status; four-digit, seven-segment LED digital display ;film speed;exposure correction warnings;shutter speed in the auto mode;stored exposure setting;warnings of brightness readings in auto shutter speed and of exposure times longer than 2 seconds. LED light balance with two triangular and a central round LED in the manual exposure control mode.
|Diopter Correction||corrected for -0.5 diopter. Correction lenses from -3 to +3 diopters are available.|
|Remote Control||optional standard mechanical cable release|
|Power Source/Battery||Two 3-Volt 2L76 (DL 1/3N) lithium batteries|
|Dimensions||5.4 x 3.1 x 1.5" (138.0 x 79.5 x 38mm)|
|Weight||1.23 lb (610 g) w/out batteries|