Leica has launched its limited-edition Leica MA Titan which is a completely mechanical rangefinder camera with a housing made from Titanium instead of Brass.
According to Leica, one of the advantages of using Titanium rather than Brass lies in the former being twice as hard and 45% lighter than the latter. This material was first used by the company in the Leica M6 TTL “Titanium” back in 2001, M9 Titan in 2010, and also on the Leica MP (Typ 240) Titan in 2016.
Moreover, unlike the Leica MP, the MA model does not have a battery. The shutter is purely mechanical in nature making all shutter speeds up to 1/1,000 of a second viable without electricity.
The device not only dispenses with any form of automatic exposure but with an exposure meter also meaning photographers will either have to rely on their experience or on an external exposure meter.
Other features include:
- APO-Summicron-M 1:2 / 50mm ASPH
- 50 mm f/2.0 lens
- A minimum focus distance of 70 centimeters
Pricing and Availability:
- MA Titan is priced at EUR 19,990 and is limited to just 250 pcs. worldwide. You can read more about the device here.