Another year comes around and another Leica camera is hitting the market. This time around it is the Leica M10-P ASC 100 Edition, a special edition of the company’s M10-P digital rangefinder and it comes in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers.
Leica has been a part of the world of cinematography for a very long time since they built the first 35mm camera through using 35mm motion picture film in still cameras. With the Leica M10-P ASC 100 Edition, the company hopes to translate its legacy into the modern times in recreating “the authentic look of cinema in still pictures.”
The limited edition will include a Leica M10-P body with a Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH lens. The software will include two cinema-look modes which, according to the company, have been created with the help of “some of the world’s most influential cinematographers and members of the ASC.” The ASC Cine Classic mode creates images that remind us of analog 35mm motion picture films while the ASC Contemporary mode is aimed to create a digital movie look. Furthermore, the M10-P ASCE 100 Edition allows users to choose from different aspect ratios that are popular in the cinema world.
Included in the box is a Visoflex electronic viewfinder and a Leica M-PL Mount which will allow users to mount most cine lenses on the camera. This makes the camera a great tool for cinematographers to test scenes before film shooting starts.
As is the case with every limited edition model, the camera comes with a unique design, with a black chrome body and leathering similar to that of the LEica SL, while the lens comes in gold coloured anodized finish reminiscent of the original Ur-Leica.
The new Leica M10-P ASC 100 Edition will be available in autumn of this year, and there no details about the pricing, but it is safe to say that the new model will be expensive. You can check the new camera out on the Leica website.
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