Leica CL Street Kit - The compact traveller’s set for reportage photography
From today, Leica Camera AG is offering the ‘Street Kit’ – a set comprising the compact Leica CL system camera and a Leica Summicron-TL 23 mm f/2 ASPH. lens. Together with a Leica Summicron-TL 23 mm f/2 ASPH. lens, the CL is a particularly compact, high-performance set of equipment that is an ideal tool for photographers who appreciate versatility, outstanding image quality, an intuitive handling concept and iconic product design. With an equivalent focal length of 35 mm in 35 mm format, this lens is a true classic for reportage photography and opens up almost countless creative opportunities. Ideal as lightweight luggage for travelling, the ‘Street Kit’ set is completely in black and includes a handgrip, a leather carrying strap and a second camera battery.
A 24-megapixel sensor, fast autofocus and a continuous shooting rate of up to ten frames per second make the Leica CL the ideal companion for spontaneous travel photography. Its outstanding features include an EyeRes® electronic viewfinder with a latency time below the threshold of perception and a resolution of 2.36 million pixels that offers an impressive viewing experience and numerous advantages. As the final image is visible in the viewfinder before the shutter release is pressed, users have complete control over the composition of their subjects.
The Leica CL is not only an impressive still picture camera, this also applies to moving pictures captured with its video function at a resolution of up to 4K. Thanks to wireless connection to the Leica FOTOS app, pictures can be quickly and easily sent to a smartphone and shared in social media networks.
On top of this, its handling concept is extremely user-friendly. All the essential controls of the CL are located on the top plate of the camera. In addition to the electronic viewfinder, there are two dials for setting the aperture, shutter speed, ISO value and the exposure mode. An additional display on the top plate instantly provides information about all relevant settings and exposure parameters.
In addition to the Summicron-TL 23 mm f/2 ASPH. lens of the Street Kit, an extensive range of TL-Lenses is also available for the Leica CL. The portfolio of compact and fast lenses with focal lengths from 17 to 200 mm offers infinite opportunities for all kinds of creative photography. As a consequence of the ‘L-Mount Alliance’, announced shortly before the opening of photokina 2018, which grants Panasonic and Sigma licenses to use the L-Mount Standard developed by Leica and offer lenses and cameras with this lens mount, the Leica CL is also ideally prepared for future developments.
About Leica Camera
Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the construction of lenses. And today, in combination with innovative technologies, Leica products continue to guarantee better pictures in all situations in the worlds of visualisation and perception. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hesse in Germany, and a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. The company operates branch offices in Australia, China, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, South Korea, UK and the USA. New and innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years.