Thursday, November 11, 2010

Leica Z2X

The Leica Z2X was an automatic 35mm, rangefinder camera launched by Leica in 1987. The Z2X was a compact and versatile point and shoot camera featuring autofocus and a built-in flash. It was fitted with a fixed Leica VARIO-ELMAR 35-70mm zoom lens, which was made of 7 elements arranged in 6 groups. The Z2X also featured a center-weighted integral metering, a fully automatic exposure control, and automatic film advance. Z stands for "zoom" and 2X stands for "double focal length range". The camera was powered by a 3V lithium CR 123A battery.

Specifications for the Leica Z2X

Type: electronic, 35mm, rangefinder, film camera with passive autofocus and automatic exposure program
Lens: fixed Leica Vario-Elmar 35-70mm f/4.0 to f/7.6 zoom lens
Shutter: electronic focal plane shutter
Shutter speeds: electronically-controlled from 1/4th to 1/300th of a second
Viewfinder: bright, clear, real image viewfinder with markings for autofocus area measured, frame lines for close range and panorama photographs
Self-timer: 10second countdown