Leica Instant: Retro instant camera for 279 euros




Leica – last you have the name of the German manufacturer well in our blog, especially in relation to the Huawei P9 read. Now Leica makes a retro on and published with the “instant” an instant camera. It can take pictures with the device snaps in both color and black / white. For the instant images Leica utilizes the Instax format. As colors of instant offers Leica orange, white and mint. From other instant cameras, the German manufacturer wants to sell additional options – such as long-term exposure and Selfie features.

As modes proffers the Leica immediately “Automatic”, “Party & People”, “Sport & Action”, “Macro” and other programs for double and long exposure. Also for selfies Option is integrated. The self-timer can be used with two different release times. According to Leica, the camera can adjust shutter speed and aperture to the program currently selected automatically. Also the flash fires can you leave at the request of the automatic.
leica_sofort_white_mint_orange The rectangular mirror on the front of the Leica Ready to help out with selfies. Something freedom when taking photos to give the manually adjustable focusing distance. Movies for Leica Instant is available as a color and monochrome versions to pack for every ten images. Color films are also available as twin pack for 20 photos. The color scheme is kept in favor of a nostalgic looks in warm cream tones.

leica-sofort_mint_front-on As an accessory for the Leica Immediately there is strap in matching colors Mint, Orange and Black / White and bags in brown or black. In addition, Leica introduces postcards come in sets of three pieces in the trade. an instant can paperboard on each card. In addition, there is the Photo Presenter, a ring-bound booklet. Another storage option Leica still provides its Storage boxes in the colors Mint / Black, White / Black and Orange / Black. There each sets of three boxes in all three colors.
leica-sofort_orange_front-on The Leica instant itself is to have as of November 2016 279 Euro. The color film packs with ten images cost 11,90 Euro – brace for 20 pictures are 19.50 euros. Monochrome packs of ten images are a bit expensive and come to 13.90 euros.

Specifications Leica IMMEDIATELY
Aperture / Focal Length: 60mm f / 12.7 (34mm in 35mm equiv.)
Focus range: Standard: 0.6m – 3m
3 focus-steps: 0,3-0,6m (Macro) / 0.6m –
3m (standard) / 3m – infinity (landscape)
Shutter speed: 1/8 – 1/400 sec (mechanical shutter)
Viewfinder: Optical (0,37x) with center
and parallax in Macro mode
Mode Wheel / Mode button: Automatic, Selfie, People & Parties,
Action & Sport, Long / Bulb, Macro,
Self-timer, double exposure
Exposure / Exposure: Aperture Priority / -0.7 EV / 0.0 EV / 0.7 EV
Metering: Auto exposure control LV 5.0 –
LV 15.5 (ISO 800)
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 800 Instax movie
Self-timer: 2 sec / 10 sec..
Built-in flash: Automatic electronic flash with
automatic flash intensity.
Modes: Auto, On, Off, On m. Red-eye
Power: Li-ion battery (3.7V, 740mAh, 2.6 Wh)
Battery capacity (approximately): 100 shots at 20C


So if you are ready to put the proclaimed selling price of the Leica immediately on the table, looking for a retro camera, you could here so well be correct. However, the market for instant cameras in times of smartphone selfies is probably rather small. Perhaps Leica may yet attract the nostalgia factor some buyers.


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