Leica releases D-Lux (Typ 109) in two-tone gray finish; launches premium “0.95” collection for devoted fans

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posted Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 10:37 AM EST

 
 

Leica has announced a new two-tone gray version of their Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) camera. Both the camera body and the lens are now finished in gray, with the lens and dials gaining a silver finish while the body itself has a darker enamel gray finish.

From Leica's product page for the new gray D-Lux (Typ 109): "In combination with the grey-enamelled body, this lends the Leica D-Lux solid gray a new, sophisticated and immediately recognisable look that transforms the camera into an elegant companion for capturing unique moments in pictures of impressive quality."

The camera's internals remain unchanged. For information on the black D-Lux (Typ 109), see here. The new two-tone gray D-Lux camera, like the black D-Lux before it, has a 12.8-megapixel Four Thirds sensor and a 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 equivalent lens (10.9-34mm actual focal length). The D-Lux (Typ 109) can record 4K video at 30fps, capture images at up to 40fps, and can go up to ISO 25,600.

 
 

The new D-Lux (Typ 109) comes with a special silver CF D flash and a custom, color-matched neck strap. The new D-Lux (Typ 109) is definitely stylish and continues Leica's tradition of making excellent-looking cameras along with their history of high-quality gear.

 
 

The two-tone gray D-Lux (Typ 109) is available for pre-order now and has an MSRP of $1,095 USD.

If the new gray Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) wasn't enough for you, Leica has also launched a new line of accessories, the '0.95' Collection. Leica says of their new collection, "0.95. Better than perfect - in other words: the captivating nature of the impossible."

Starting this month exclusively at Leica stores, you'll be able to purchase a Leica 0.95 fountain pen ($840), a Leica 0.95 rollerball pen ($690), or, if you're feeling more frugal, you can purchase a Leica 0.95 ballpoint pen for only $540. Or, if you're not much for high-quality pens, you can also purchase a Leica 0.95 key ring for $175 or a Leica 0.95 lighter for $840.

 
Going clockwise from the Lighter ($840) in the top left: Ballpoint pen ($540), Rollerball pen ($690), Fountain pen ($840), Keyring ($175). All prices USD.

All Leica 0.95 collection items are manufactured by the premium Parisian manufacturer, S.T. Dupont. The collection is manufactured using Ceramium A.C.T., which is lighter and up to six times more resistant to mechanical fatigue than standard metal alloys.

To celebrate the launch of their new 0.95 brand, Leica has also unveiled a special edition of their legendary Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH lens. The lens will be available this coming January for $13,950. The standard edition of the lens can be purchased in black and silver finishes for less than $10,000. This special edition lens has a white '0.95' engraving. Other engravings on the lens are highlighted in dark gray. The lens features a unique knurling and has gloss-finished elements. This special 0.95 edition of the Noctilux marks the first time that Leica has used a glossy anodized finish as a design element on one of their lenses.

(Seen via Leica Rumors1, 2)