Leica T PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Leica T (Typ 701)? 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 T Typ 701 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 T (Typ 701) below.
In any case, the T Typ 701 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This mirrorless interchangeable lens camera was announced on April 24th, 2014, which means that, as of today, the camera is 3135 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Leica TL as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Leica's instruction manual for the T Typ 701
The camera's instruction manual is 227 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 T Typ 701 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Leica T (Typ 701) manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
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.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Leica T manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Leica T (Typ 701)
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your T Typ 701 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 T 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 T FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the T Typ 701.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the T Typ 701 based on?
The camera is build around a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the T Typ 701?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12500.
Can the camera be equipped with an optional viewfinder?
Yes, Leica provides the Visoflex (Typ 020) as an accessory (here on amazon) that can be mounted on the hotshoe.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Leica T (Typ 701)?
Leica does not publish a shutter rating for the T Typ 701. 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.
Does the Leica T feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?
The T Typ 701's flash sync speed is 1/180 sec.
Which battery does the T Typ 701 use?
The camera gets its power from the BP-DC13, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.
How does the T Typ 701 stack up against available alternatives? If you would like to see a side-by-side review with another camera, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. An an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.
Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Leica T (Typ 701).
|Camera Model||Leica T|
|Camera Type||Mirrorless system camera|
|Camera Lens||Leica T mount lenses|
|Launch Date||April 2014|
|Launch Price||USD 1 850|
|Sensor Format||APS-C Sensor|
|Sensor Size||23.6 x 15.7 mm|
|Sensor Area||371 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||28.3 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||16.2 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 944 x 3 278 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||4.79 μm|
|Pixel Density||4.37 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 12 500 ISO|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||75|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||23.0|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||12.7|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||1082|
|Viewfinder Type||Viewfinder optional|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.7 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1230k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||5 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||100 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||no HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Battery Type||BP-DC13 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||400 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
134 x 69 x 33 mm
(5.3 x 2.7 x 1.3 in)
|Camera Weight||384 g (13.5 oz)|
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