June 22, 2011: Adeal has announced the release of Leica’s smallest, full-format, digital system camera, the Leica M9-P, along with a new high-performance 21mm wide-angle lens. The new releases will be on show at Darling Harbour this week (June 24 – 26).
Claimed as the world’s smallest, full-format, digital system camera, the M9-P has been designed for professional photographers who demand compact and discreet camera equipment. Measuring 139 x 37 x 80mm and weighing only 585 grams with battery, the M9-P has a die-cast magnesium body and comes in silver chrome or black finish.
Aside from that, the Leica M9-P and the M9 offer the same performance characteristics and exactly the same advantages. However, the M9-P features an extremely scratch-resistant, sapphire crystal cover for its LCD monitor, which is almost unbreakable. An anti-reflective coating on both sides of the cover improves image reviewing on the screen in unfavourable lighting conditions. The leather trim on the body is also more resistant to wear. The Leica M9-P is now available in from all authorised Leica dealers for an RRP of $9599 (inc GST).
Leica’s new Super-Elmar-M 21mm f3.4 ASPH. lens is characterised by its compact size and its suitability for a wide range of photographic situations. Its performance characteristics are similar to the popular Leica Super-Angulon-M 21 mm f3.4 lens. Constructed with eight lenses in seven groups, it includes one lens element with two aspherical surfaces and four lenses with anomalous partial dispersion to reduce aberrations to an absolute minimum.
The Super-Elmar-M 21mm f3.4 ASPH. is supplied with a high-quality, ‘always on’ all-metal lens hood, which protects the lens against reduction of contrast via extraneous light and also against damage and the accumulation of dirt on the front element.
Available from authorised Leica dealers, the new lens sells for RRP $3549 (inc GST.)