Leica M7 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera

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Born After 17 Years of Design

Leica M7 Rangefinder 35mm Camera Silver 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. Flash at 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.

Solid Dependability
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.

Adjustable-Brightness Viewfinder
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.

Classic Styling
The M7 retains the classic Leica M proportions shared by the M3, M4 & M6 series cameras.

Camera Includes
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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Type 35mm Interchangeable lens rangefinder camera
Lens Mount Leica M bayonet
Focus Modes Manual only
Exposure Modes Manual & Aperture-priority
Exposure Metering TTL (through-the-lens) selective centerweighted
Metering Range EV -2 To EV +20 with f/1.0 lens at ISO 100
ISO Range 6-6400 (DX coding with ISO from 25-5000)
Shutter Speed 1/1000th to 1 Second + Bulb
PC Terminal Yes
Flash Mounting Hot shoe - X-sync at up to 1/50th sec with TTL (through-the-lens) flash metering capability
Speeds of up to 1/1000th second available when used with appropriate Metz flash unit with SCA 3502 adapter
Film Transport Manual with lever
Viewfinder 0.72x magnification (meaning that what you see in the viewfinder appears to be 72% of lifesize). Brightline frames for 28, 35, 50, 75, 90 and 135mm automatically engaged with attachment of lens. Optional viewfinders for 21 and 24mm lenses mount in the flash shoe.
Viewfinder Info LED symbols for Flash status, Exposure mode, Film speed, Shutter speed, Lighting exceeding metering range & Classic > / 0 / < manual metering
Diopter Correction Available optionally from -3 to +3
Self Timer No
Remote Control Possible with optional standard mechanical cable release
Multiple Exposure No
Power Source 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) WxHxD
Weight 1.23 lb (610 g)



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