Leica M Typ 240 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Leica M (Typ 240)? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Leica makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the M Typ 240 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Leica M (Typ 240) below.
In any case, the M Typ 240 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This rangefinder-focusing mirrorless camera was revealed to the public on September 17th, 2012, which means that, as of today, the camera is 4174 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Leica M Typ 262 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Leica's instruction manual for the M Typ 240
The camera's instruction manual is 130 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the M Typ 240 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Leica's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Leica M (Typ 240)
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your M Typ 240 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Leica M Typ 240 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Leica M Typ 240 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the M Typ 240.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the Leica M Typ 240?
The camera features a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Leica M Typ 240?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 6400, which can be extended to ISO 100-6400.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Leica M (Typ 240)?
Leica does not publish a shutter rating for the M Typ 240. Yet, shutters in comparable cameras from other manufacturers are said to be good for at least 100 000 actuations. It should be noted, though, that this number represents a Mean Time before Failure. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust an expected shutter life of 100 000 shots over, say, three years, one would have to take about 100 pictures each and every day.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Leica M Typ 240?
The M Typ 240 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with the Leica M Typ 240 for flash photography?
The M Typ 240's flash sync speed is 1/180 sec.
Does the Leica M Typ 240 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the Leica M Typ 240 use?
The camera gets its power from the BP-SCL2, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Leica M (Typ 240).
|Leica M Typ 240
|Leica M mount lenses
|USD 6 950
|Full Frame Sensor
|35.8 x 23.9 mm
|5 952 x 3 976 pixels
|200 - 6 400 ISO
|100 - 6 400 ISO
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)
|DXO Color Depth (bits)
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)
|DXO Low Light (ISO)
|Viewfinder Field of View
|no Top Display
|Manual Focusing Aid
|Maximum Shutter Speed
|3 shutter flaps/s
|Shutter Life Expectancy
|100 000 actuations
|Time Lapse Photography
|no On-Board Flash
|Single or Dual Card Slots
|Single card slot
|UHS card support
|BP-SCL2 power pack
139 x 80 x 42 mm
(5.5 x 3.1 x 1.7 in)
|680 g (24.0 oz)
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