Review: Leica T
The iconic brand tries something new
$2,300 (BODY ONLY), LEICA -CAMERA .COM
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