Lens construction: 19 elements, 15 groups (1 SLD, 3 FLD and 4 aspherical elements)
Inner focus system
Compatible with high-speed autofocus
HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) motor
Compatible with lens aberration correction*
Support DMF, AF+MF
Compatible with AF assist function (Sony E-mount only)
Super Multi-Layer Coating
Aperture Ring Click switch
Focus Mode switch
AFL button (customisable on some models
Petal-type Hood (fixed)
MFL (Manual Focus Lock) switch
Rear filter holder
Specially designed front cap (Filter slots, Lock mechanism)
Dust and Splash Resistant Structure
Water and Oil Repellent Coating (Front element)
Tripod Socket (TS-141)
Support for switching between linear focus / non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only)**
Compatible with the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (Optional / L-Mount only)
Designed to minimise flare and ghosting
Every single lens undergoes SIGMA’s proprietary MTF measuring system
11-blade rounded diaphragm
High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
Made in Japan craftsmanship
* Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model. On cameras where aberration correction is controlled with ‘ON’ or ‘OFF’ in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to ‘ON’ (AUTO).
Leica has announced the Q3, price tag $59995, a full-frame compact camera with a fast Summilux lens and Triple-Resolution Technology. Check availability at Adorama, B&HPhoto and Amazon.
Leica Q3 features a newly developed BSI-CMOS sensor with a resolution of either 60MP, 36MP or 18MP. The Leica Q3 uses the entire size of the sensor when shooting at each resolution, with a native sensitivity range from ISO 50 on up to 100,000.
The Triple-Resolution sensor is paired with Leica’s latest Maestro Series processor. The new Leica camera also boasts a hybrid AF system with both phase detection and contrast autofocus.
Not traditionally known for video, Leica has also given the Q3 some powerful tools for filmmakers. The camera can record C8K and 8K video at up to 30p, C4K and 4K video at up to 60p and Full HD at up to 120p. The Leica Q3 records both MP4 and MOV files and uses the h.264, h.265 and Apple ProRes codecs.
On the front of the Leica Q3 is a fast Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH fixed lens, which allows you to focus on subjects from as close as 17cm thanks to an integrated macro mode. The lens also allows users to zoom digitally to focal lengths of 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm. What’s more, it incorporates Leica Perspective Control and Leica Dynamic Range to finesse your images.
Other features include a tilting 3-inch, 1.843k-dot touchscreen and a 5.760k-dot EVF. In continuous shooting mode you can shoot at up to 15fps, while the Leica Q3’s electronic shutter allows for shutter speeds as fast as 1/16,000sec.
Leica Q3 Key specifications:
60MP full-frame sensor
28mm F1.7 Summilux stabilized lens
Crops to 35, 50, 70 and 90mm (39, 19, 8 and 6MP)
5.76M dot OLED EVF with 0.79x magnification
3″ tilt touchscreen LCD with 1.8 million dots
Native ISO range of 50-100,000
Hybrid autofocus (PDAF + contrast AF with DFD)
8K video capture in UHD or DCI ratios up to 30p (H.265)
Apple ProRes 422HQ support for 1080p video capture up to 60p
AI-assisted perspective control and dynamic range tools for JPEG mode
The M11 Monochrom is a digital rangefinder sporting a 60-megapixel full-frame backside-illuminated monochromatic image sensor. This is the same resolution as the standard color Leica M11 camera, and the M11 Monochrom also features the same multi-resolution functionality, allowing users to swap between 18, 36, and 60-megapixel resolution, complete with varying crop factors (sort of like swapping between different prime lenses).
The M11 Monochrom will be available from today at a price of $9195. Check availability at Adorama | B&H | Amazon.
Sigma has added three lenses to its line-up. The Sigma 17mm F4 DG DN and a 50mm F2 DG DN compact, mid-priced ‘I Series’ primes as part of its Contemporary range and a 23mm F1.4 DC DN for APS-C Sony E, Fujifilm X & Leica L-mounts.
Leica Q3 camera to be announced soon! According to latest Leica RumorsLeica Q3 announcement expected in May/June 2023 timeframe. Here are some updated Leica Q3 specifications ahead of the official announcement.
The Leica Q2 is a fixed-lens, full-frame camera sporting a new 47.3MP sensor and a sharp, stabilized 28mm F1.7 Summilux lens. Leica has paired the sensor with an updated Maestro processing engine to enable a sensitivity range of ISO 50–50,000, a maximum continuous shooting rate of up to 20fps with the electronic shutter, and 4K (3840 x2160) video recording at 24/30fps (or C4K 4096 x 2160 at 24p).
Leica has announced the Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm F5-6.3, a telephoto zoom lens for L-mount. Also announced a 1.4x teleconverter that’s compatible with the lens to deliver a combination that extends to 560mm F9.
The new lens costs $2,195, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama. Along with Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm F5-6.3 lens, Leica also announced Extender L 1.4x for this new lens. It costs $875, first available for Pre-Order at B&H/ Adorama.