leica T system engineered with AUDI using a single block of aluminum leica T system engineered with AUDI using a single block of aluminum
apr 25, 2014

leica T system engineered with AUDI using a single block of aluminum

leica system T mirrorless camera engineered like an AUDI with single block of aluminum
all images courtesy leica AG

 

 

 

designed in collaboration with AUDI design, leica introduces the ‘leica T system’, a mirrorless compact camera made by hand and machined from a single, solid block of aluminum. the unibody device features a large APS-C-format CMOS image sensor with over 16.5 megapixels and includes a high-resolution electronic viewfinder with integrated GPS feature and tilt and swivel function allowing angles to be adjusted. boasting built-in WI-FI, images can be wirelessly transmitted to smartphones, tablets, and various social media platforms via the leica-T app for iOS devices.

leica system T mirrorless camera engineered like an AUDI

 

 

two new lenses have been introduced to accompany the leica t-system launch: the leica vario-elmar-t 18-56 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH and the leica summicron-t 23 mm f/2 ASPG. a new leica SF 26 flash unit gives users the ability for perfect flash exposures and fill light, which also allows it to be used as an LED light source for recording video.

leica system T mirrorless camera engineered like an AUDI

the leica T system was engineered out of a single block of aluminum

leica system T mirrorless camera engineered like an AUDI

the device features a 3.7 inch touch screen and built-in memory

leica system T mirrorless camera engineered like an AUDI

 the camera has an APS-C-format CMOS image sensor

 

 

 overview of the new leica T system

leica system T mirrorless camera engineered like an AUDI

 detail of the black leica T system

leica system T mirrorless camera engineered like an AUDI

leica system T mirrorless camera engineered like an AUDI

 

 

video of leica spending 45 minutes polishing the new leica T by hand

 

  • I hope they re-use all that alluminium, because making it from a block of alluminium is one big waste of material… Plus, alluminium is not that easy or ecological to obtain.

    (and yes designboom, it´s called “alluminium” not “aluminum”… And yes, I know americans say “alluminum” but the correct name material is “alluminium”).

    what? says:

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