Born After 17 Years of Design
The Leica M7 TTL .72 Rangefinder Camera is a fantastic hybrid of classic Leica values with modern electronic advantages which results in a camera that's faster than ever
yet still endowed with the 'soul' of a Leica. There's a certain feel to the mechanical operation of a Leica M's functions that's oddly satisfying in an emotional context,
and this is the hallmark of the Leica brand. That feel has not changed, but instead been infused with aperture-priority autoexposure, an informative viewfinder, and
high-speed TTL flash synchronization. The Leica M7 is as whisper-quiet, reliable, and easily focused as any Leica M camera, but now has the speed and control that only
the modern accompaniments can give.
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 new 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 new and yet unchanged experience. Make automatic exposures: stepless automatic shutter speed control with metered value storage. Work more accurately: cloth focal plane shutter controls
exposure times electronically. Stay informed at all times: Unique LED integrated in the
viewfinder. Start immediately: An ON/OFF switch is positioned
ergonomically right next to the release button.
ultra-high exposure times: In conjunction with special Metz flash units can
now flash at synch speeds up to 1/1000 second. Street price $4,595
The M7's classic dimensions are identical to the M3 first introduced in 1954-a real testament to the brilliance of the design. This is a camera that's incredibly reliable
and as quiet as they come, with a broad selection of available lenses in both the new and used markets. The M7 TTL, when used with Lecia-specific Metz flashes, can sync
at up to 1/1000th second with TTL flash exposure control-a real improvement over prior models. The viewfinder, such an important part of the M experience, retains its
classic brightness and framing lines but now unobtrusively adds information upon your shutter speed, the film speed, the exposure mode, and the flash readiness. The M7
now automatically recognizes the film speed, and provides aperture-priority autoexposure. It only needs two tiny button batteries which last a long time, but also has
1/60th and 1/125th manual shutter speeds if needed.
Broad Lens Availability
A large assortment of high-performance lenses is available, ranging from 21-135mm and with speeds as fast as f/1.0.
Extremely reliable performance, even under adverse conditions.
Quiet & Discreet
The electronically-controlled, rubberized cloth shutter is still remarkably quiet, yet as accurate as a modern vertical-travel metal shutter.
Fast & Flexible Flash Capability
Flash speeds of up to 1/1000th/second - with dedicated Metz flash units - give the Leica shooter the option of daylight fill-flash with large background-blurring apertures.
Classic Viewfinder with Electronic Upgrades
The improved viewfinder still displays classic framelines and manual metering, yet unobtrusively provides information on shutter speeds, film-speed setting, exposure mode & flash readiness along the bottom.
Viewfinder information brightness is automatically adjusted to match ambient light conditions.
Auto Film Recognition
Recognizes DX film coding.
All-Mechanical Operation Option
Two all-mechanical shutter speeds of 1/60th & 1/125th/second are available, for batteryless performance.
Broad Range of Shutter Speeds
Stepless shutter speeds range from 1/1000th/second - 32 seconds in aperture-priority autoexposure mode, for quick adjustments with total control for the photographer.
The M7 retains the classic Leica M proportions shared by the M3, M4 & M6 series cameras.
• Leica M7 TTL .72 Rangefinder Camera (Black) Neck Strap
• Body Cap
• 2 x DL1/3N 3V Lithium Battery
• 5-Year Limited Warranty
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