Leica is one of the few manufacturers who still produce analogue cameras in addition to digital. In this jubilee year, 60 years after the first rangefinder camera, the Leica M3, left the factory and transformed photography significantly, a new analogue model, the Leica M-A, is being launched.
An exclusively mechanical rangefinder system camera, the Leica M-A signifies a return to photography in its original form. With no monitor, light metre or batteries, it offers photographers a completely new space for creativity. With camera functions reduced to the basics, the M-A allows the user to concentrate fully on image parameters such as focal length, aperture and shutter speed, as well as capturing the decisive moment.
With its adjustment wheel to set the shutter speed, its aperture setting on the lens and the characteristic rangefinder for distance settings, the Leica M-A's technical features are essentially based on the current, analogue Leica MP model. At the same time, all the functions are designed for robustness and longevity and set in a metal body, hand-crafted out of top quality materials. This ensures that the Leica M-A is a particularly enduring product that can be depend upon to stand up to any challenge.
The Leica M-A is delivered with black and white Kodak TRI-X 400 film which is also celebrating its 60 year-jubilee in 2014.