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Leica Announces D-Lux Explorer Kit Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

3 November 2016

Leica announced an Explorer Kit for its Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) compact four-thirds camera. The kit features a Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9 to 34mm f1.7 to 2.8 ASPH. (24-75mm 35mm equivalent), auto lens cap and a red cotton carrying strap.

Leica D-Lux Explorer Kit. Lens cap automatically opens and closes.

The auto lens cap splits open when the Power button is pressed and the lens extends out. It collapses when the Power button turns the camera off and the lens retracts. So you don't have to fumble around with the lens cap.

The Leica D-Lux Explorer Kit is identical to the black Leica D-Lux, including the high resolution EVF, 4K video and integrated WiFi.

Leica said the D-Lux Explorer Kit will be available mid-November for $1,145.00, a $50 premium over the standard model.

More to Discover with the Leica D-Lux Explorer Kit

The high-performance compact camera is now available in a set with exciting extras

Leica Camera today announced that its Leica D-Lux (Typ 109), featuring one of its fastest and most versatile lenses, will be available in a set with added accessories at a special price starting mid-November.

The new Leica D-Lux Explorer Kit offers the venerable Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) camera with the additional functionality of an auto lens cap and an exclusive red cotton strap. The camera features a Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9 to 34mm f1.7 to 2.8 ASPH. lens that is matched perfectly to its large four-thirds sensor, delivering images with natural colors and outstanding picture quality. Thanks to its extremely versatile zoom lens (equivalent to 24-75mm in 35mm format), it is ideal for nearly all creative areas of photography -- from portraits to landscapes, architecture to macro and the classic realm of Leica cameras, reportage photography.

The special extras of the Explorer Kit, such as the automatic lens cap -- which allows photographers to power the camera on, shoot pictures and then power off without the need to remove the cap -- will differentiate this set from all others. Perfect for spontaneous snapshots with its zoom lens, the shutters of the lens cap open automatically as soon as the lens is extended and the camera is ready to shoot. The set also includes an exclusive red carrying strap made from the finest quality cotton. Just in time for the season, the Leica D-Lux Explorer Kit comes in attractive packaging with a winter theme.

The Leica D-Lux camera in the Explorer Kit is identical to the standard model in every way and shines with the same extensive range of features, versatile functions and intuitive handling. Alongside its fast zoom lens, its outstanding features include a high-resolution electronic viewfinder for perfect composition of subjects, 4K video recording and an integrated WiFi module for remote control of the camera from a smartphone or tablet with wireless transmission of pictures or video. The Leica Image Shuttle app required for this function can be downloaded free of charge and installed on iOS and Android devices. Classically elegant and timelessly beautiful design with particular attention to simple and intuitive handling rounds out the final, refined touches of the camera and kit.

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