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The Leica M-D Restores the Experience of Capturing Pictures on Film

The camera arrives without an LCD monitor screen
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Image via: Leica

Image via: Leica

The most notable feature of Leica's M-D (Typ 262) is what it lacks: there is no LCD monitor screen and no menu system. According to Leica, the purpose is to offer "photography in its purest form." It allows adjustments for shutter speed, aperture, distance and ISO values, but provides no further setting options. The upshot: there are no distractions, not even after each exposure. In this way, Leica brings back the sensation of waiting to see how the pictures turn out. In terms of specs, a Leica Maestro image processor runs a 24MP full-frame CMOS, and images are saved automatically as RAW DNG files. Retailing for $5,995, the camera is available now at select Leica dealers.