Leica has announced a more affordable rangefinder: the Leica M-E. Leica describes the full frame CCD 18 MP M-E as offering just the basics required for photography. Its core specifications are essentially the same as the M9′s, including an ISO range of 160-2500, 0.68x magnification viewfinder, and the same 230k dot 2.5″ screen. It’ll be available from Leica dealers later this month with a retail price of $5,450.
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