Leica S-E (Typ 006)

Leica S-E (Typ 006) 03Release Date : September 2014
Price :  $ 16,900.00

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Key features

  • 37.5MP 30 x 45mm CCD Sensor
  • Maestro I Image Processor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • 2 GB buffer memory
  • Dual-shutter system
  • Up to 1.5 fps Shooting, ISO 1600
  • 12-Stop Dynamic Range
  • Weather-Sealed Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Anthracite Cover, Silver Anodized Dial

LEICA S-E – The entry-level model for the Leica S medium-format system

With the new Leica S-E, Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, offers an ideal entry-level model for Leica S medium-format system. The camera provides practically all technical advantages of the Leica S (Type 006) and presents an attractive alternative within the Leica S-System. The new colour scheme, with a top deck in anthracite grey paint and a silver anodised shutter speed dial, adds even more to its attraction.
The S-E (Type 006) offers photographers access to the entire portfolio of lenses, technical equipment and accessories available for the Leica S-System. Owners of a Leica S-E can also enjoy the benefits of S-System service and extend the warranty for the camera body to three years with the optional Leica Protection Plan.

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Proven advantages of the S-System
The Leica S-E possesses all proven quality characteristics of the S-System. These include the large 30 × 45 mm Leica Pro Format sensor and its micro-lens layer that guarantees consistently uniform brightness from corner to corner. The camera is extremely ruggedly built and sealed against environmental influences like dust and rain – just like all S-Lenses. The system’s unique dual-shutter concept offers photographers the choice of using the camera’s fast focal plane shutter with speeds up to 1/4000 s or the electronically controlled central shutter of the CS lenses that allows flash sync at shutter speeds up to 1/1000 s. The ten currently available Leica S-System lenses (six of which are also available with a central shutter) offer photographers all important focal lengths and a first-class tilt/shift lens. The latest member of the family to be launched by Leica is the Summicron-S 100 mm f/2 ASPH., a lens particularly suitable for portrait photography. At the same time, numerous third-party medium-format lenses can be mounted on the Leica S-E by means of adapters. For instance, the Leica S-Adapter C allows the use of Contax 645 lenses and the Leica S-Adapter H provides full compatibility for all functions of Hasselblad H lenses, including auto-focus, central shutter control and automatic aperture control.
Further details, like secure cable connections, optimized energy efficiency or the scratch-resistant display, ensure that photographers never compromise when they choose a Leica S-E. The Leica S-E therefore stands as an ideal and extremely reliable tool for achieving the best possible results in the studio and on location – under even the most unfavorable conditions.

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Lens Mount Leica S bayonet
Compatible Lenses Leica S lenses
Image Sensor 37.5 MP45 x 30 mm CCD sensor (Leica Pro format)No optical low-pass filter, IR filter on sensor. 0.8x crop factor compared to 35mm format
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Maximum Resolution 7500 x 5000 px
Pixel Size 6 µm
Dynamic Range 12 stops
Color Depth 16-bit
Color Space sRGBAdobe RGBeciRGB_v2
White Balance Auto WB, Daylight (5200 K), Cloudy (6000 K), Shade (7000 K), Tungsten light (3200 K), HMI (5600 K), Neon warm (4000 K), Neon cool (4500 K), Flash (5400 K), Gray card, Color temperature (2000-13100 K)
Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100 to ISO 1600
Exposure Mode Manual (M), Program automatic (P), Time pre-select (T), Aperture priority (A), Bulb with time pre-select (B)
Exposure Metering Open aperture measurement through lens (TTL)
Exposure Metering Mode Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot (3.5%)
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 EV in 1/2 EV steps
Exposure Bracketing 3 or 5 images; 1/2, 1, 2, or 3 EVAutomatic mode (all images captured with single press of shutter release)
Metering Range Multi-pattern/center-weighted (ISO 100): +1.1 to +20 EVSpot (ISO 100): +2.1 to +20 EV
Shutter Slot shutter (microprocessor-controlled)Central shutter (with Leica S central shutter lenses)
Shutter Speed Range 125 to 1/4000 sec.
Drive Mode Single, continuous, self-timer (12 or 2 sec. delay with mirror up)
Continuous Shooting Up to 1.5 fps
Focus Central cross-type sensor (phase-detection AF)
Focus Modes AFs (sharpness priority), AFc (shutter release priority), AF (can be corrected at any time by manual focus), MF (manual focus with focus indicator on back panel display)
File Format DNG, DNG lossless compressed: 37.5 MPJPEG: 37.5 MP, 9.3 MP, 2.3 MPDNG+JPEG
File Size DNG: 72 MBDNG lossless compressed: 42 MBJPEG: 16 to 1 MB, depending on image content and resolution
Buffer 2 GB buffer sizeDNG: Up to 28 imagesDNG lossless compressed: Up to 32 images

JPEG: No limit

Storage 1x SD/SDHC/SDXC1x CompactFlash (UDMA 7)External via tethered connection
Type Pentaprism optical viewfinder
Magnification 0.86x (at 70mm, infinity focus, 0 diopter)
Viewfinder Frame Coverage Approx. 98%
Diopter Correction -3 to +1 m
LCD Monitor 3.0″ 921.6k-dot TFT LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass cover, 100% frame coverageTop colored OLED information display
Color Space sRGB (16 million colors)
Viewing Angle 170°
Flash Control SCA 3502, TTL, TTL HSS (up to 1/4000 sec.), A, M, Strobe, Start or end of exposure
Flash Synchronization X-sync with focal plane shutter: 1/125 sec.X-sync with central shutter lens: Up to 1/1000 sec.High-speed sync: Up to 1/4000 sec. with optional SF 58 flash and HSS setting
Flash Control SCA 3502TTLTTL HSS (up to 1/4000 sec.)




Start or end of exposure

Interface LEMO Flash-syncHot shoe with middle and control contacts
Wi-Fi Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS modules
Interface Hot shoeHDMILEMO flash sync socket/LEMO cable release socket

USB 2.0

Contact bar for Leica Multifunctional Handgrip S (optional)

Power Supply Battery S: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (7.4 V, 2100 mAhLeica AC Adapter S (optional)
Tripod Mount Thread 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 with anti-locking pins
Operating Conditions 32-113°F / 0-45°C15-80% relative humidity
Dimensions 6.3 x 3.1 x 4.7″ / 160 x 80 x 120 mm
Weight 2.8 lb / 1.26 kg (with battery)

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