Re­view: Le­ica T

The iconic brand tries some­thing new

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The first thing that must be said about the Le­ica T is that it’s an ab­so­lutely stun­ning piece of kit. Gor­geous even. We can’t re­mem­ber ever see­ing a bet­ter look­ing cam­era.

Cut from a sin­gle block of alu­minium, the T’s body is pure min­i­mal­ist el­e­gance. It’s mod­ern, yet un­de­ni­ably clas­sic. But with­out un­der­es­ti­mat­ing the de­sir­abil­ity of Le­ica’s iconic red dot, the $2,300 ask­ing price for the body alone will see your wal­let giv­ing you the silent treat­ment. Es­pe­cially when you add the same again for a lens and $600 for the EVF.

But for those who lust af­ter the far more ex­pen­sive Le­ica M, the T will be an at­trac­tive op­tion, as the wide range of M lenses are com­pat­i­ble with the T via an adap­tor.

The T’s min­i­mal­ist look is aided by an in­no­va­tive if im­per­fect 3.7-inch touch­screen and two un­marked di­als on the top right of the body. Le­ica in­sists that sim­plic­ity and us­abil­ity are at the core of the T, but it’s a slightly con­fus­ing sys­tem that takes some get­ting used to.

The shots we took with the T were great, but noth­ing that blew our socks off. And you would be able to achieve sim­i­lar re­sults with a cheaper cam­era. It just wouldn’t be as stylish. love Ab­so­lutely stun­ning de­sign. Nice pho­tos. Com­pat­i­ble with M lenses hate That price. Slightly con­fus­ing con­trol sys­tem T3 says A great cam­era that has you pay­ing through the nose for its looks

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