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LEICA M10-R
Instruction manualEN
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FOREWORD
Dear Customer,
We wish you a great deal of fun and success taking photographs
with your new Leica M10-R. Please read this manual thoroughly to
familiarize yourself with the full scope of functions your camera has
to offer. You can find all information about the Leica M10-R
whenever you need it at M10-R.leica-camera.com.
Your Leica Camera AG
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Before using your camera for the first time, please check that the
accessories supplied are complete.
– Leica M10-R
– Camera bayonet cover
– Lithium-ion battery Leica BP-SCL5
– Battery charger Leica BC-SCL 5, incl. mains cable and in-car
charger cable
– Carry strap
– Drawstring pouch for battery, charger and cables
– Quick Start Guide
– Test certificate
– Registration card
Subject to changes in design and production.
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REPLACEMENT PARTS/ACCESSORIES
Please contact Leica Customer Care or visit the Leica Camera AG
website for information on the extensive range of Leica replace-
ment parts/accessories:
us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Technical-Equipment
Only the accessories specified and described in this manual or
by Leica Camera AG must be used with the camera (battery,
charger, mains plug, mains cable, etc.). These accessories
should only be used with this product. Third-party accessories
may result in malfunctions or damage to the product.
Please read the chapters “Legal information”, “Safety
remarks”, and “General information” before using your camera
for the first time. Knowledge of the content will prevent
inadvertent damage to the product, possible injuries and other
risks.
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LEGAL INFORMATION
LEGAL INFORMATION
• Compliance with copyright laws is mandatory. The recording and
publication of pre-recorded media like tapes, CDs or other
published or broadcast material may breach copyright laws. The
same applies for all software supplied in the scope of delivery.
IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING THE USE OF GPS
Legal restrictions on use
• The use of GPS and associated technologies may be restricted
in some countries or regions.
• You should therefore contact your travel agent or the embassy of
your destination country for relevant information beforehand.
• The People`s Republic of China and Cuba (exceptions: Hong
Kong and Macao) prohibit the use of GPS within their territories
and in the vicinity of their borders.
Violations will be prosecuted by local authorities.
Notes on function
• Prerequisite for GPS triangulation is “Line of Sight” (LoS) to at
least 3 GPS satellites (up to 9 of the total 24 GPS satellites are
available from any point on Earth at all times). The camera
should therefore always be held with the GPS antenna pointing
straight upwards.
• Make sure not to cover the GPS antenna with your hand or any
object (specifically metallic objects).
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• Perfect signal reception from GPS satellites may be impossible in
the following locations or under the circumstances listed below.
Geolocation may then be impossible or erratic at best.
– in enclosed spaces
– underground
– under trees
– in a moving vehicle
– in the vicinity of tall buildings or in narrow valleys
– in the vicinity of high-voltage lines
– in tunnels
– in the vicinity of mobile phones
– with an accessory attached to the flash shoe, e.g. a flash unit
We recommend recommissioning the GPS function in a location
with good signal reception if the camera has not been used for an
extended period of time.
Notes on safe use
The electromagnetic radiation generated by the GPS system may
affect electronic instruments and measuring devices. Make sure to
disable the GPS function on board an aircraft before takeoff or
landing, in hospitals and other locations where RF restrictions
apply.
REGULATORY INFORMATION
You will find the manufacturing date of your camera on the stickers
in the Warranty Card and/or on the packaging.
The date format is year/month/day.
Specific regional approvals for this device can be found in the
camera menu.
▸ Select Camera Information Camera Information in the main menu
▸ Select Regulatory Information Regulatory Information
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CE mark
The CE mark on our products documents compliance with the
fundamental requirements of applicable EU guidelines.
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Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
Hereby, “Leica Camera AG” declares that this product is in compliance
with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
2014/53/EU.
Customers can download a copy of the original DoC to our Radio Equipment
products from our DoC server: www.cert.leica-camera.com
In case of further questions, please contact: Leica Camera AG, Am Leitz-
Park 5, 35578 Wetzlar, Germany
Depending on product (see technical data)
Type Frequency band (central
frequency)
Maximum power
(dBm E.I.R.P.)
WLAN 2412–2462/5180–5240 MHz/
5260–5320/5500–5700 MHz
20
Bluetooth
®
Wireless
Technology
2402–2480 MHz 20
DISPOSAL OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC
EQUIPMENT
(Applies within the EU and for other European countries
with active waste separation policies.)
This device contains electric and/or electronic components which
must not be disposed of in general household waste. Instead, it
should be disposed of at a recycling collection point provided by
your local authority.
This service is free of charge. Any standard or rechargeable
batteries used in this device must be removed and disposed of
separately in accordance with local regulations.
Please contact your local authorities, waste disposal collection
point or the retailer, from whom you purchased the device for more
information on correct waste disposal.
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IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING THE USE OF
WLAN/BLUETOOTH
®
• Appropriate measures must be taken to ensure security and
protect against disruptions to the systems in place where
devices or computer systems are in use that require more
stringent security than WLAN devices.
• Leica Camera AG shall not accept liability for damages arising
from the use of the camera for purposes other than as a WLAN
device.
• It is assumed that the WLAN function will be used in countries
where this camera is sold. There may be a risk of breaching
statutory wireless communication regulations when using the
camera in other countries. Leica Camera AG shall not accept
liability for such breaches.
• Please note that there is a risk of unauthorized third party
interception of wirelessly communicated data. We highly
recommend that you activate encryption in the wireless access
point settings to ensure data safety.
• Avoid using the camera in areas where it can be exposed to
magnetic fields, static electricity or other interferences, e.g. near
a microwave oven. RF transmissions may otherwise not reach
the camera.
• Using the camera near devices like microwave ovens or wireless
phones that use the 2.4 GHz RF band may negatively affect the
performance of both devices.
• Do not attempt to connect to wireless networks you are not
authorized to use.
• The device will automatically search for wireless networks, once
the WLAN function is enabled. A list, including networks you are
not authorized to access, will be displayed (SSID: Network
identifier for a WLAN network). Do not attempt to connect to
such a network, as this could be construed as unauthorized
access.
• We recommend disabling the WLAN function while on an
aircraft.
• Please read the important notes on specific functions of Leica
FOTOS on p. 120.
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SAFETY REMARKS
GENERAL INFORMATION
• Do not use your camera in the immediate vicinity of devices that
generate powerful magnetic, electrostatic or electromagnetic
fields (e.g. induction ovens, microwave ovens, television sets or
computer screens, video game consoles, cell phones, broad-
casting equipment). Their electromagnetic fields can interfere
with recordings.
• Strong magnetic fields, e.g. from speakers or large electric
motors can damage the stored picture data or disrupt recording.
• Switch off the camera, remove the battery briefly, replace it and
switch the camera back on in case of a camera malfunction due
to the effects of electromagnetic fields.
• Do not use the camera in the immediate vicinity of radio
transmitters or high-voltage power lines. Their electromagnetic
fields may interfere with recordings.
• Always store small parts e.g. the accessory shoe cover as
follows:
– out of the reach of children
– in a safe location, where they will not get lost or stolen
• State-of-the-art electronic components are sensitive to static
discharge. Since people can easily pick up charges of several
10,000 volts by walking on synthetic carpets, a discharge can
occur when you touch the camera, and especially it is placed on
a conductive surface. A static discharge on the camera housing
poses no risk for the electronics. Despite built-in safety circuits,
you should avoid direct contact with external camera contacts
like those in the flash shoe.
• Take care not to soil or scratch the sensor for lens detection in
the bayonet. You must similarly prevent direct contact of the
bayonet with grains of sand or similar particles, as these could
cause irreparable damage. This component must only be
cleaned with a dry cloth (in system cameras).
• Use a cotton or linen cloth instead of a microfiber cloth from an
optician`s (synthetic) when cleaning the contacts. Make sure to
discharge any electrostatic charge by deliberately touching a
heating or water pipe (conductive, grounded material). Dirt
deposits and oxidation on the contacts can be avoided by
storing your camera in a dry location with the lens cap and the
flash shoe/viewfinder cap (in system cameras) attached.
• Only use accessories specified for this model to prevent faults,
short circuits or electric shock.
• Do not attempt to remove parts of the housing (covers) yourself.
Repairs must be done at authorized service centers only.
• Protect the camera against contact with insect sprays and other
aggressive chemicals. Petroleum spirit, thinner and alcohol must
not be used for cleaning. Some chemicals and liquids can
damage the camera housing or the surface finish.
• Rubber and plastics are known to expel aggressive chemicals
and should therefore not be kept in contact with the camera for
extended periods of time.
• Prevent any sand or dust or water penetration into the camera,
e.g. during snowfall or rain or on the beach. Be extra careful
when changing the lens (in system cameras) and when inserting
or removing the memory card and rechargeable battery. Sand
and dust can damage the camera, the lens, the memory card
and the battery. Moisture can cause malfunctions and
irreparable damage to the camera and memory card.
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LENS
• A camera lens can have the effect of a magnifying glass when
exposed to direct frontal sunlight. The camera must therefore be
protected against extended exposure to direct sunlight.
• Attaching the lens cap and keeping the camera in the shade or
ideally in its camera case, will help prevent damage to the
interior of the camera.
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
• Improper use of the batteries or the use of unapproved battery
types may result in an explosion!
• Do not expose the rechargeable battery to sunlight, heat,
humidity or moisture for prolonged periods of time. Likewise, the
batteries must not be placed in a microwave oven or a
high-pressure container as this would pose a fire or explosion
hazard.
• Do not under any circumstances charge or insert a damp or wet
battery into the camera!
• A safety valve in the battery ensures that any excess pressure
caused by improper handling is discharged safely. It is neverthe-
less important to dispose of a bloated battery immediately. It
may pose an explosion hazard!
• Keep the battery contacts clean and easily accessible. Although
lithium-ion batteries are secured against short circuits, they
should still be protected against contact with metal objects like
paper clips or jewelry. A short-circuited battery can get very hot
and cause severe burns.
• When a battery is accidentally dropped, make sure to check the
housing and the contacts immediately for any damage. A
damaged battery can damage the camera.
• The battery must be removed from the camera or charger and
must be replaced immediately in case of a strange smell,
discoloration, deformation, overheating or leakage. Continued
use of the battery may result in overheating, which can cause
fire and/or explosion!
• Never throw batteries into a fire as they may explode.
• Keep the battery away from sources of heat in case of leakage
or if you smell burning. Leaked fluid can catch fire!
• The use of other chargers not approved by Leica Camera AG can
cause damage to the batteries – and in extreme cases – cause
serious or life-threatening injuries.
• Make sure that the power socket is freely accessible at all times.
• Do not attempt to open the battery or the charger. Repairs must
only be carried out by authorized service centers.
• Keep batteries out of the reach of children. Batteries can cause
suffocation when swallowed.
FIRST AID
• Battery fluid may cause blindness if it comes into contact
with the eyes. Rinse the eyes thoroughly with clean water
immediately. Avoid rubbing. Seek medical attention
immediately.
• Leaked battery fluid poses an injury hazard when it comes in
contact with clothing or skin. Rinse the affected areas
thoroughly with clean water.
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CHARGER
• Using the charger in the vicinity of broadcasting receivers may
interfere with reception. Ensure a distance of at least 1 m (3 ft)
between the charger and the receiver.
• When the charger is in use, it may emit a buzzing sound – this is
normal and not a malfunction.
• Disconnect the charger from the mains when it is not in use, as
it consumes electricity (a very small amount), even if no battery
is inserted.
• Always keep the charger contacts clean, and never short circuit
them.
• The car charging cable supplied must only be operated in 12 V
in-car grids and must never be connected while the charger is
connected to mains electricity.
MEMORY CARD
• Never remove the memory card during a datasave or card
reading process. The camera must not be switched off or be
subjected to impact or vibrations while working.
• Do not open the cover/remove the memory card or the battery
while the status LED is lit, which indicates memory access. Data
on the card may otherwise be destroyed and camera malfunc-
tions may occur.
• Do not drop or bend memory cards as this will cause damage
and result in the loss of stored data.
• Do not touch the connections on the reverse of the memory card
and keep them clean and dry.
• Keep memory cards out of the reach of children. Swallowing a
memory card may cause suffocation.
SENSOR
• Cosmic radiation (e.g. during flights) may cause pixel defects.
CARRY STRAP
• Carry straps are usually made of very robust material. You should
therefore keep it out of the reach of children. A carry strap is not
a toy and poses a strangulation risk.
• Use the carry strap only for its intended purpose on a camera or
on binoculars. Any other use poses the risk of injury and may
possibly result in damage to the carry strap and is therefore not
permitted.
• Carry straps should also not be used for cameras/binoculars
during sports activities that pose a risk of entanglement (e.g.
when mountain climbing and similar outdoor activities).
TRIPOD
• When using a tripod, make sure it is standing securely and turn
the camera only by turning the tripod, not the actual camera.
Ensure that the tripod screw is hand-tightened only. Avoid
transporting the camera while the tripod is attached. You might
injure yourself or others and the camera could get damaged.
FLASH
• The use of incompatible flash units with your Leica M10-R may
result in irreparable damage to the camera and/or the flash unit.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Please read the section about “Care/Maintenance” for more
information about what to do in case of problems.
CAMERA/LENS
(For system cameras)
• Make a note of the serial numbers of your camera (engraved in
the base of the camera housing) and lenses, as this information
will be extremely important in case of loss.
• Make sure to always have a lens or the camera bayonet cover
attached to prevent dust or other foreign bodies penetrating the
camera.
• That is why you should always replace lenses quickly and in a
dust-free environment.
• Never store the camera bayonet cover or the lens back cover in
a pants pocket, as they will attract lint and dust, which could
then be accidentally introduced into the camera.
LCD PANEL
• Condensation may form on the LCD panel if the camera is
exposed to great temperature fluctuations. Wipe the screen
carefully with a soft, dry cloth.
• The screen image will initially be slightly darker than normal if
the camera is very cold when it is switched on. The normal level
of brightness will be reached as soon as the LCD panel warms
up.
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
• The battery must have a temperature between + 0°C and
+ 30°C for charging (otherwise the charger will not switch on or
will switch off again immediately).
• Lithium-ion batteries can be charged at any time, regardless of
their current charge level. A partially charged battery will charge
to full capacity faster than a fully discharged one.
• The rechargeable batteries come only partly charged ex works
and should therefore be charged fully before their first use.
• A new battery only reaches its full capacity after it has been fully
charged and – by using it in the camera – depleted 2 to 3 times.
This depletion process should be repeated roughly every 25
cycles.
• Battery and charger heat up during the charging process. That is
normal and not a malfunction.
• Rapid flashing of the two LEDs (> 2 Hz) when charging
commences indicates a charging error (e.g. maximum charging
time exceeded, voltages or temperatures outside permitted
ranges or a short circuit). Disconnect the charger from the
mains and remove the battery. Ensure that the above tempera-
ture conditions are met and then restart the charging process.
Please contact your dealer, the Leica representative in your
region or Leica Camera AG if the problem persists.
• Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries generate power by way of
internal chemical reactions. These reactions are influenced by
ambient temperature and humidity. To ensure a maximum
service life of the battery, it should not be exposed to extreme
temperatures (high or low) for extended periods of time (e.g. in a
parked car in the summer or winter).
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• However, every battery has a limited service life! After several
hundred charging cycles, this limitation will become evident as
the operating times get significantly shorter.
• The replaceable battery supplies power to a backup battery,
which is permanently installed in the camera. This backup
battery retains the date and time for some weeks. Once the
backup battery is depleted, it must be replenished by inserting a
charged main battery. The time and date will have to be set
again after a full depletion of both batteries.
• As the battery capacity deteriorates or if using an older battery,
warning messages may appear and some functions may be
restricted or blocked entirely.
• Always remove the battery if the camera will not be used for an
extended period of time. Make sure to switch the camera off via
the main switch before removing the battery. Leaving the battery
in the camera will result in a deep discharge after a few weeks.
Voltage levels will decrease significantly, as the camera uses a
low idle current to maintain settings.
• Dispose of damaged batteries in accordance with the relevant
regulations at an approved collection point for proper recycling.
• The date of manufacture can be found on the battery. The date
format is week/year.
MEMORY CARD
• The range of available SD/SDHC/SDXC cards on the market is
too extensive for Leica Camera AG to test for compatibility and
quality. Generally, any type of memory card may be used without
any damage to the camera or memory card. As some “no name”
cards may not fully comply with the SD/SDHC/SDXC standards,
Leica Camera AG cannot provide any guarantee of function.
• We recommend formatting memory cards from time to time, as
fragmented residual data from deleted files may block some of
the storage capacity.
• Generally, it is not necessary to format (initialize) memory cards
that have been previously used. Formatting will, however, be
necessary if you insert an unformatted memory card or a card
that was formatted in another device (e.g. a computer) for the
first time.
• We recommend backing up your data on a PC, because
electromagnetic fields, static electricity and any damage to the
memory card or camera defects may result in irretrievable
damage or loss of your data.
• SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards come with a write
protection slider to prevent accidental overwriting. This slider is
located on the non-beveled side of the card. All data on the card
is protected when the slider is set to its lower position, marked
LOCK.
• All data stored on a memory card will be lost during formatting.
Formatting will not be prevented by the deletion protection set
for individual pictures.
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SENSOR
• Any dust or dirt particles stuck to the glass cover of the sensor
may result in noticeable dark stains or specks on the pictures (in
system cameras). You can send your camera to the Leica
Customer Care department for sensor cleaning (see p. 146).
This service is not part of the warranty offering and will therefore
incur charges.
DATA
• All data, including personal information, may be changed or
deleted due to incorrect or accidental operation, static
discharge, accidents, malfunctions, repairs and other measures.
• Please note that Leica Camera AG does NOT accept liability for
direct or consequential damage due to the manipulation or
destruction of data and personal information.
FIRMWARE UPDATE
Leica is continuously working on the further development and
optimization of Leica M10-R. As digital cameras have many
functions that are controlled electronically, improvements and
enhancements to the functions can be installed on the camera
retroactively. Leica releases what are known as firmware updates
at irregular intervals. Cameras are always supplied ex works with
the latest firmware installed or you can download the latest version
from our website yourself and transfer it to your camera.
You will receive a newsletter informing you of the availability of a
new firmware update if you register your camera on the Leica
Camera homepage.
Visit the download section or the “Customer Area” for information
about how to register or how to get firmware updates for your
Leica M10-R. Additionally, you can find information about changes
or additions to the manual at: club.leica-camera.com
Leica releases firmware updates for lenses at irregular intervals.
You can download any new firmware version from our homepage
and transfer it to your lens. Please see p. 119 for more informa-
tion.
Select the menu item Camera Information Camera Information (see p. 119) to check
whether your camera and lenses are running the latest firmware
version.
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WARRANTY
In addition to your statutory warranty rights regarding your dealer,
you will receive an additional Leica Camera AG product warranty
valid from the date of purchase at an authorized Leica retailer.
Previously, the product warranty was included with the product in
the packaging. From now on, the product warranty will only be
available online as a new service. You will be able to review the
warranty conditions for your product at any time, without having to
search fr the document. Please note that this new policy applies
only for products that are no longer delivered with a hardcopy
product warranty included in the packaging. Any products still
delivered with the warranty document in the packaging remain
governed exclusively by that document. For more information
regarding the warranty scope, services and limitations, please visit:
warranty.leica-camera.com
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TABLE OF CONTENT
FOREWORD ………………………………………………………………………….. 2
SCOPE OF DELIVERY …………………………………………………………….. 2
REPLACEMENT PARTS/ACCESSORIES …………………………………… 3
LEGAL INFORMATION …………………………………………………………… 4
SAFETY REMARKS ………………………………………………………………… 8
GENERAL INFORMATION …………………………………………………….. 12
WARRANTY …………………………………………………………………………. 15
TABLE OF CONTENT ……………………………………………………………. 16
PART DESIGNATIONS ………………………………………………………….. 20
DISPLAYS ……………………………………………………………………………. 24
VIEWFINDER ………………………………………………………………………………….. 24
LCD PANEL …………………………………………………………………………………….. 25
WHEN TAKING A PICTURE …………………………………………………………………….. 25
IN REVIEW MODE …………………………………………………………………………………. 25
PREPARATION …………………………………………………………………….. 28
ATTACHING THE CARRY STRAP ……………………………………………………….. 28
PREPARING THE CHARGER ……………………………………………………………… 28
CHARGING THE BATTERY………………………………………………………………… 29
INSERTING/REMOVING THE BATTERY …………………………………………….. 30
INSERTING/REMOVING THE MEMORY CARD …………………………………… 31
LENS ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 33
COMPATIBLE LENSES …………………………………………………………………………… 33
LENSES WITH LIMITED COMPATIBILITY …………………………………………………. 34
INCOMPATIBLE LENSES ……………………………………………………………………….. 34
CHANGING THE LENS …………………………………………………………………………… 35
LENS DETECTION …………………………………………………………………………………. 38
USING A LEICA M LENS WITH 6-BIT ENCODING ………………………………………………. 38
USING A LEICA M LENS WITHOUT 6-BIT ENCODING ………………………………………… 38
USING A LEICA R LENS ……………………………………………………………………………….. 39
DISABLING LENS DETECTION ………………………………………………………………………. 39
DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT …………………………………………………………………… 40
CAMERA OPERATION…………………………………………………………… 42
CONTROL ELEMENTS ……………………………………………………………………… 42
MAIN SWITCH ……………………………………………………………………………………… 42
SHUTTER BUTTON ……………………………………………………………………………….. 43
SHUTTER SPEED SETTING DIAL …………………………………………………………….. 44
ISO SETTING WHEEL …………………………………………………………………………….. 44
THUMBWHEEL …………………………………………………………………………………….. 45
FOCUS BUTTON …………………………………………………………………………………… 45
DIRECTIONAL PAD/CENTER BUTTON …………………………………………………….. 45
LV BUTTON/PLAY BUTTON/MENU BUTTON …………………………………………… 46
LCD PANEL ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 46
MENU CONTROL …………………………………………………………………………….. 48
CONTROL ELEMENTS …………………………………………………………………………… 48
MENU SECTIONS …………………………………………………………………………………. 48
FAVORITES MENU ………………………………………………………………………………………. 48
MAIN MENU ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 49
SUBMENU ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 49
MENU NAVIGATION ……………………………………………………………………………… 50
SUBMENU …………………………………………………………………………………………… 51
KEYBOARD/NUMBER PAD …………………………………………………………………………… 51
SCALE MENU …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 52
DATE/TIME MENU ……………………………………………………………………………………… 53
COMBI MENU ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 53
QUICK ACCESS ………………………………………………………………………………. 54
FAVORITES MENU ………………………………………………………………………………… 54
MANAGING THE FAVORITES MENU ……………………………………………………………….. 54
VIA THE STATUS SCREEN ……………………………………………………………………… 55
DIRECT ACCESS …………………………………………………………………………………… 55
CAMERA BASIC SETTINGS …………………………………………………… 56
MENU LANGUAGE ………………………………………………………………………….. 56
DATE/TIME …………………………………………………………………………………….. 56EN
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DATE …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 56
TIME……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 56
AUTOMATIC TIME VIA GPS ……………………………………………………………………. 56
TIME ZONE ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 57
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ……………………………………………………………………….. 57
POWER SAVE MODE (STANDBY MODE) ……………………………………………. 57
STATUS LED …………………………………………………………………………………… 58
DISPLAY/VIEWFINDER SETTINGS …………………………………………………… 58
BRIGHTNESS ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 59
RANGEFINDER …………………………………………………………………………………………… 59
LCD PANEL ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 59
LEICA VISOFLEX (EVF) ……………………………………………………………………. 59
BRIGHTNESS ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 59
LCD PANEL/EVF USE ……………………………………………………………………………. 60
MENU CONTROL FOR PLAYBACK/REVIEW MODE ……………………………………………. 60
LIVE VIEW MODE (RECORDING MODE) ………………………………………………………….. 60
AUTO REVIEW ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 60
BASIC PICTURE SETTINGS …………………………………………………… 62
FILE FORMAT …………………………………………………………………………………. 62
JPG SETTINGS ………………………………………………………………………………… 62
RESOLUTION ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 62
IMAGE PROPERTIES ……………………………………………………………………………… 63
COLOR SATURATION …………………………………………………………………………………… 63
MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHY …………………………………………………………………… 63
PICTURE MODE …………………………………………………………………… 64
DRIVE MODE ………………………………………………………………………………….. 64
IMAGE TYPES …………………………………………………………………………………. 65
USING THE RANGEFINDER ……………………………………………………………………. 65
IMAGE FIELD (BRIGHT-LINE FRAME) ………………………………………………………………. 65
LIVE VIEW MODE …………………………………………………………………………………. 67
FOCUSING ……………………………………………………………………………………… 68
VIA RANGEFINDER ……………………………………………………………………………….. 68
SUPERIMPOSED IMAGE METHOD (DOUBLE IMAGE) …………………………………………. 68
SPLIT IMAGE METHOD ………………………………………………………………………………… 68
IN LIVE VIEW MODE ……………………………………………………………………………… 69
FOCUS PEAKING………………………………………………………………………………………… 69
ENLARGEMENT ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 70
ACCESSING ASSIST FUNCTIONS ………………………………………………………………….. 70
ISO SENSITIVITY …………………………………………………………………………….. 72
FIXED ISO VALUES ……………………………………………………………………………….. 72
AUTOMATIC SETTING ……………………………………………………………………………. 73
LIMITING SETTING RANGES …………………………………………………………………………. 73
WHITE BALANCE ……………………………………………………………………………. 74
AUTOMATIC CONTROL/FIXED SETTINGS ……………………………………………….. 74
MANUAL SETTING VIA METERING …………………………………………………………. 75
DIRECT SETTING OF THE COLOR TEMPERATURE …………………………………….. 76
EXPOSURE……………………………………………………………………………………… 76
EXPOSURE METERING METHODS ………………………………………………………….. 76
SPOT METERING ………………………………………………………………………………………… 76
CENTER-WEIGHTED METERING …………………………………………………………………….. 76
MULTI-FIELD METERING ………………………………………………………………………………. 76
EXPOSURE MODES ………………………………………………………………………………. 77
APERTURE PRIORITY – A ………………………………………………………………………………. 78
MANUAL EXPOSURE SETTING – M ………………………………………………………………… 79
LONG-TERM EXPOSURE (B) …………………………………………………………………………. 80
EXPOSURE CONTROL …………………………………………………………………………… 81
EXPOSURE PREVIEW …………………………………………………………………………………… 81
METERING MEMORY LOCK ………………………………………………………………………….. 82
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ………………………………………………………………………… 83
PICTURE RECORDING MODES …………………………………………………………. 84
SERIAL EXPOSURES …………………………………………………………………………….. 84
INTERVAL SHOOTING …………………………………………………………………………… 85
SPECIFYING THE NUMBER OF FRAMES …………………………………………………………. 85
SPECIFYING THE INTERVALS BETWEEN SHOTS ……………………………………………….. 85
EXPOSURE BRACKETING ………………………………………………………………………. 86
SELF-TIMER …………………………………………………………………………………………. 87
INFO DISPLAYS ………………………………………………………………………………. 88
INFO DISPLAYS IN PICTURE MODE ………………………………………………………… 88Table of Content
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AUXILIARY DISPLAYS ……………………………………………………………………………. 89
CLIPPING ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 89
LEVEL GAUGE ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 90
GRID ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 91
HISTOGRAM ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 91
FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY …………………………………………………………………… 92
COMPATIBLE FLASH UNITS …………………………………………………………………… 92
FLASH EXPOSURE METERING (TTL METERING) ………………………………………. 93
HSS (HIGH SPEED SYNC.) ……………………………………………………………………………. 94
FLASH CONTROL …………………………………………………………………………………. 95
SYNC POINT ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 95
FLASH RANGE ……………………………………………………………………………………… 96
FLASH EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ………………………………………………………. 96
FLASH EXPOSURE DISPLAYS IN THE VIEWFINDER………………………………….. 98
REVIEW MODE …………………………………………………………………..100
CONTROL ELEMENTS IN REVIEW MODE ………………………………………… 100
INITIATE/EXIT REVIEW MODE ……………………………………………………….. 101
SELECTING/SCROLLING THROUGH RECORDINGS …………………………. 101
INFO DISPLAYS IN REVIEW MODE …………………………………………………. 102
CROPPED SECTION ZOOM …………………………………………………………….. 103
DISPLAYING MULTIPLE RECORDINGS AT ONCE ……………………………… 104
TAGGING/RATING OF RECORDINGS ………………………………………………. 106
DELETING RECORDINGS ……………………………………………………………….. 107
DELETING INDIVIDUAL RECORDINGS ……………………………………………………108
DELETING ALL RECORDINGS ……………………………………………………………….109
DELETING UNRATED RECORDINGS ………………………………………………………110
PREVIEW OF LATEST RECORDING …………………………………………………. 111
OTHER FUNCTIONS ……………………………………………………………112
USER PROFILES ……………………………………………………………………………. 112
DATA MANAGEMENT …………………………………………………………………….. 114
DATA STRUCTURE ON THE MEMORY CARD ……………………………………………114
EDIT FILE NAMES ………………………………………………………………………………..115
CREATING A NEW FOLDER …………………………………………………………………..115
RESETTING IMAGE NUMBERING …………………………………………………………..115
ADDING COPYRIGHT INFORMATION……………………………………………………..116
RECORDING THE IMAGE LOCATION WITH GPS ………………………………………116
FORMATTING A MEMORY CARD ……………………………………………………………117
DATA TRANSFER …………………………………………………………………………… 118
USING RAW DATA (DNG) ……………………………………………………………….. 118
RESETTING THE CAMERA TO FACTORY SETTINGS ………………………….. 118
FIRMWARE UPDATES ……………………………………………………………………. 119
UPDATING THE CAMERA FIRMWARE …………………………………………………….119
LEICA FOTOS ……………………………………………………………………..120
CONNECTION ……………………………………………………………………………….. 120
SHUTTING DOWN THE CONNECTION ……………………………………………………121
REMOTE CAMERA CONTROL …………………………………………………………. 121
CARE/STORAGE …………………………………………………………………122
SENSOR ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 124
DUST DETECTION ……………………………………………………………………………….124
SENSOR CLEANING …………………………………………………………………………….124
FAQ ……………………………………………………………………………………126
MENU OVERVIEW ………………………………………………………………132
INDEX ………………………………………………………………………………..136
TECHNICAL DATA ……………………………………………………………….142
LEICA CUSTOMER CARE ……………………………………………………..146
LEICA AKADEMIE ……………………………………………………………….146EN
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Definition of the various categories of information found in
this manual
Note
Additional information
Important
Failure to observe the instructions may result in damage to the
camera, the accessories or the pictures
Attention
Non-compliance may result in personal injuryPart Designations
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PART DESIGNATIONS
LEICA M10-R
* Leica M lenses with viewfinder attachment cover the brightness sensor.
Please read the sections “Displays (viewfinder)” and “Leica M lenses” for
more information about how to work with these and other lenses.
1
2
3
4a
4
5
5
10
12
13
14
9
8
7
3a
11
13a
21
20
19
18
17
26
15
22
27
29
23
24
30
16
28
25
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1 Main switch
2 Shutter button
3 Shutter speed setting dial
a Alignment point for shutter speed setting dial
4 ISO setting wheel
a Index for ISO setting wheel
5 Strap lugs
6 Accessory shoe
7 Rangefinder window
8 Brightness sensor
*
9 Self-timer LED
10 Viewfinder window
11 Focus button
12 Lens release button
13 Leica M bayonet
a 6-bit encoding
(sensor for lens detection)
14 Image field selector
15 Viewfinder eyepiece
16 Thumbwheel
17 Brightness sensor for LCD panel
18  LV button
19  PLAY button
20  MENU button
21 Status LED
22 LCD panel
23 Directional pad
24 Center button
25 Locking toggle for bottom cover
26 Bottom cover locking point
27 Tripod thread A ¼, DIN 4503 (¼”)
28 Battery release lever
29 Memory card slot
30 Battery compartmentPart Designations
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LENS
*
34
31
32
33 33a
34a
34b
34c
32a
35
31 Lens hood
32 Aperture setting ring with scale
a Index for exposure values
33 Focus ring
a Focus tab
34 Fixed ring
a Alignment point for focus setting
b Depth of field scale
c Alignment button for lens replacement
35 6-bit encoding
* Not included in the delivery package. Representative image. Technical
features may vary depending on model.EN
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DISPLAYS
VIEWFINDER
1
2
3
1 Bright-line frame (e.g. 50 mm + 75 mm)
2 Metering field for focusing
3 Digital display
a. :
– Displays the automatically calculated shutter speed in
aperture priority mode A or the countdown of longer
shutter speeds in 1 s increments.
– Warning that the metering or setting ranges are
overshot or undershot using aperture priority mode A
– Exposure compensation value (appears for a short
time during setting and for about 0.5 s when
activating exposure metering by tapping the shutter
button)
– Notification for (temporarily) full cache
– Message: No memory card (Sd)
– Message: Memory card full (Full)
b.  • (top):
– Indicates (when lit) that the metering memory lock is
active
c.  • (bottom):
– Indicates (flashing) that exposure compensation is in
use
d. :
– For manual exposure setting:
Concurrently as light balance for exposure compen-
sation. The triangular LEDs give the direction of
rotation of the aperture setting ring and shutter
speed setting dial to adjust the exposure.
– Warning before the measuring range is undercut
e. Flash symbol:
– Flash ready to use
– Details of flash exposure before and after exposureEN
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LCD PANEL
WHEN TAKING A PICTURE
All displays/values refer to the actual settings
In Live View mode
1 2
10
13
14
12
21
20
19 18 16 15
17
3 4 8 9 5 6 7
11
When using the rangefinder
9
16
18
17
19
23 3 4 2 1
8 21 15
22
5 6
IN REVIEW MODE
All displays/values refer to the actual settings
1 2 3
10
24
25
11
15 16 18 19 27
17
8 9
26Displays
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1 White balance mode
(not available in monochrome models)
2 File format/compression level/resolution
3 Exposure metering method
4 Picture mode (Drive Mode Drive Mode)
5 WLAN/Leica FOTOS
6 GPS
7 Flash sync point
8 Lens information
9 Battery capacity
10 Histogram
11 Clipping identification of underexposed (blue), or
overexposed subject sections (red)
12 Focus peaking
(identification of in sharp edges in the object)
13 Exposure metering field
(only available in Spot Spot exposure metering method)
14 Grid lines (choice of 2 variants)
15 Exposure mode
16 ISO Sensitivity
17 Light balance
18 Exposure compensation scale
19 Shutter speed
20 Exposure preview
21 Remaining number of exposures incl. trend detection via
bar chart
22 Remaining memory card capacity
23 User profile
24 File name
25 Icon for marked picture
26
Display of cropped section size and position
(only visible for enlarged sections)
27 File number of the picture shownEN
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CHARGE STATUS INDICATOR ON THE LCD PANEL
The battery charge status is displayed in the status pane and in the
header line.
Display Charge status
approx. 80 – 100%
approx. 65 – 80%
approx. 45 – 65%
approx. 25 – 45%
approx. 10 – 25%
approx. 0 – 10%
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PREPARATION
ATTACHING THE CARRY STRAP
Attention
• Once you have attached the carry strap, please make sure that
the clips are mounted correctly to prevent the camera from
falling.
PREPARING THE CHARGER
Use the mains cable with the matching regional plug to connect
the charger to mains electricity.
Note
• The charger will automatically adapt to local mains voltage.EN
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CHARGING THE BATTERY
The camera is powered by a lithium-ion battery.
INSERTING THE BATTERY IN THE CHARGER
▸ Slide the battery into the charger with the grooves facing down,
until the contacts meet
▸ Press down on the battery until you can hear and feel it clicking
into place
▸ Ensure that the battery is fully inserted into the charger
REMOVING THE BATTERY FROM THE CHARGER
▸ Tilt the battery up and lift it out at an angle
CHARGE STATUS INDICATORS ON THE CHARGER
The status LED indicates a correct charging process.
Display Charge status Charge time*
 CHARGE flashes green battery is charging
 80% lights up orange 80% approx. 2 hours
 CHARGE continuous
green light
100% approx. 3½ h
Disconnect the charger from mains electricity when the charging
process is complete. There is no risk of overcharging.
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INSERTING/REMOVING THE BATTERY
▸ Ensure that the camera is switched OFF (see p. 42)
▸ Open the bottom cover and close it again afterwards (see p. 32)
Important
• Removing the battery while the camera is switched on may
result in the loss of custom settings or damage to the memory
card.
• Make sure that the bottom cover is securely closed before
switching on the camera.
INSERTION
REMOVALEN
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INSERTING/REMOVING THE MEMORY CARD
The camera will save exposures to an SD (Secure Digital), SDHC
(High Capacity) or SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card.
Notes
• SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards are available from various
suppliers in various sizes and with differing read/write speeds.
Memory cards with high storage capacities and high read/write
speeds offer quick storage and rendering.
• The memory card may not be supported (capacity) or will have
to be formated before first use (see p.  117). The camera will in
that case display a relevant message. Please see the section
“Technical Data” for information about supported cards.
• Check the memory card for correct alignment if you are having
difficulties inserting it into the camera.
• See p. 10 and p. 13 for additional information.
• Removing the bottom cover or the memory card while the
camera is switched on, or switching on the camera while the
bottom cover is not attached will trigger the following warning
message on the display:
–  Bottom cover removed. Bottom cover removed.
–  No card available. No card available.
The memory card slot is located directly next to the battery
compartment.
▸ Ensure that the camera is switched OFF (see p. 42)
▸ Open the bottom cover and close it again afterwards (see p. 32)
INSERTION
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OPEN/CLOSE THE BOTTOM COVER
OPEN
▸ Click up the locking toggle
▸ Turn the locking toggle in anti-clockwise direction
▸ Remove the bottom cover
CLOSE
▸ Insert the bottom cover
▸ Turn the locking toggle in clockwise direction
▸ Click down the locking toggle
▸ Check that the bottom cover was inserted and closed correctlyEN
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LENS
COMPATIBLE LENSES
LEICA M LENSES
Most Leica M lenses can be used with any lens equipment (with or
without 6-bit encoding in the bayonet). Your camera will also
deliver great pictures with Leica M lenses without encoding. We
recommend entering the lens model type manually to ensure the
best possible image quality (see p. 38).
Please read the following sections for details on the very few
exceptions and limitations.
Notes
• Our Leica Customer Care department can retrofit many Leica M
lenses with 6-bit encoding.
• Leica M lenses come with a control curve that mechanically
transfers the set distance to the camera to allow manual
focusing via the rangefinder of the Leica M camera. Please note
the following when using the rangefinder with wide-aperture
lenses (≥ 1.4):
– The focusing mechanism of every camera and every lens is
adjusted individually at the Leica Camera AG factory in
Wetzlar with the greatest possible precision. Extremely narrow
tolerances are adhered to in this process, which allow precise
focusing of every camera/lens combination in photographic
practice.
– If wide-aperture lenses (≥ 1.4) are used with an open
aperture, the then sometimes resulting very low depth of field
and inaccuracies in focusing with the rangefinder may lead to
setting errors resulting from the (added) overall tolerance of
the camera and lens. It can therefore not be ruled out that a
specific camera/lens combination may result in systematic
deviations.
– We recommend having the lens and camera checked by Leica
Customer Care if you notice a general deviation of the focal
position in a specific direction over time. Our technicians will
ensure that both products are calibrated within the permissi-
ble overall tolerance. However, a 100% match of the focal
position cannot be achieved for all pairings of cameras and
lenses.
LEICA R-LENSES (WITH ADAPTER)
The optional accessory Leica R-Adapter M allows the use of
Leica-R lenses as well as Leica M lenses. Please visit the Leica
Camera AG website for more information on this accessory.
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LENSES WITH LIMITED COMPATIBILITY
COMPATIBLE, BUT MAY POSE RISK OF DAMAGE TO THE
CAMERA AND/OR LENS
–  Lenses with retractable tube must only be used with the tube
extended, i.e. never attempt to retract the tube while the lens is
attached to the camera. This does not apply for the current Mak-
ro-Elmar-M 90 f/4 model, as its tube will not retract into the
camera itself and can therefore be used without restriction.
– When using Heavy lenses attached to a tripod-mounted camera,
e.g. Noctilux 50 f/0.95 or Leica R lenses with an adapter: make
sure that the tilt of the tripod head cannot move inadvertently
when the camera is not held. A sudden tilt and impact could
result in damage to the lower edge of the camera bayonet. That
is why you should always use the tripod mount on relevantly
equipped lenses.
COMPATIBLE, BUT EXACT FOCUSING MAY BE LIMITED
Despite the high precision of the rangefinder on the camera, exact
focusing with 135 mm lenses with an open aperture cannot be
guaranteed due to the very low depth of field. We therefore
recommend stopping down by at least 2 steps. Live View mode, on
the other hand, plus the various setting aids provided, allow
unrestricted use of this lens.
USABLE, BUT EXPOSURE METERING IS POSSIBLE ONLY IN
LIVE VIEW MODE
– Super-Angulon-M 21 f/4
– Super-Angulon-M 21 f/3.4
– Elmarit-M 28 f/2.8 (Serial numbers below 2 314 921)
INCOMPATIBLE LENSES
– Hologon 15 f/8
– Summicron 50 f/2 with close-up function
– Elmar 90 f/4 with retractable tube (manufactured 1954-1968)
– Some examples of the Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 (non-aspherical,
manufactured 1961-1995, Made in Canada) cannot be attached
to the camera or cannot focus to infinity. Leica Customer Care
can modify these lenses for use with the camera.EN
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CHANGING THE LENS
LEICA M LENSES
ATTACHING
▸ Ensure that the camera is switched OFF (see p. 42)
▸ Hold the lens on the fixed ring
▸ Position the alignment button on the lens opposite the release
button on the camera housing
▸ Attach the lens in this position
▸ Turn the lens clockwise until you hear and feel it click into place
DETACHING
▸ Ensure that the camera is switched OFF
▸ Hold the lens on the fixed ring
▸ Press and hold the release button on the camera housing
▸ Turn the lens counter-clockwise until the alignment button is
opposite the release button
▸ Remove the lens
Important
• Make sure to always have a lens or the camera bayonet cover
attached to prevent dust or other foreign bodies penetrating the
camera.
• That is why you should always replace lenses quickly and in a
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OTHER LENSES
(e.g. Leica R lenses)
Other lenses can be used by inserting an adapter for M bayonets
(e.g. Leica R-Adapter M).
ATTACHING THE ADAPTER
1
2
▸ Ensure that the camera is switched OFF (see p. 42)
▸ Position the alignment point on the adapter opposite the
alignment point on the camera housing
▸ Attach the lens in this position
▸ Turn the adapter clockwise until you hear and feel it click into
place
▸ Attach the lens immediately
DETACHING THE ADAPTER
2
3
1
▸ Ensure that the camera is switched OFF
▸ Detaching the lens
▸ Press and hold the release button on the camera housing
▸ Turn the adapter counter-clockwise until the alignment point is
opposite the release button
▸ Remove the adapterEN
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ATTACHING THE LENS TO THE ADAPTER
1
2
▸ Ensure that the camera is switched OFF
▸ Hold the lens on the fixed ring
▸ Position the alignment point on the lens opposite the alignment
point on the adapter
▸ Attach the lens in this position
▸ Turn the lens clockwise until you hear and feel it click into place
DETACHING THE LENS FROM THE ADAPTER
1
2
3
▸ Ensure that the camera is switched OFF
▸ Hold the lens on the fixed ring
▸ Press and hold the release button on the adapter
▸ Turn the lens counter-clockwise until its alignment point is
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LENS DETECTION
The 6-bit encoding in the bayonet of current model Leica M lenses
allows the camera to detect the lens type.
– This information is used for e.g. picture data optimization. Edge
darkening, for example, which can become noticeable when
wide-angle lenses and large apertures are used, is compensated
in the relevant picture data.
– The information provided by the 6-bit encoding is also written to
the Exif data of the pictures. The focal length of the lens is
additionally displayed when rendering the extended picture data.
– The camera will write an approximate exposure value to the Exif
picture data, which is calculated individually using the exposure
metering system. This is done whether or not an encoded or
unencoded lens or a non-M lens is attached via adapter, and
regardless of whether the lens type was entered in the menu.
USING A LEICA M LENS WITH 6-BIT ENCODING
The camera will automatically set the correct lens type when a
Leica M lens with 6-bit encoding is used. No manual setting will be
required. The camera will switch to Auto Auto automatically when an
encoded Leica M lens is attached, regardless of the original lens
setting.
USING A LEICA M LENS WITHOUT 6-BIT ENCODING
The lens type must be entered manually when using a Leica M lens
without 6-bit encoding.
▸ Select Lens Detection Lens Detection in the main menu
▸ Select Manual M Manual M
▸ Select the attached lens from the list
• The lenses are listed with their focal length, apertures and
item number.EN
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Notes
• Many lenses have their item number engraved on the opposite
side of the depth of field scale.
• The list also includes lenses that used to be available without
encoding (pre-June 2006). Newer lenses are all provided with
encoding and can therefore be automatically detected.

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