Leica enters the instant camera segment with Leica Sofort (that means in german language, “immediately”), which it is a nice word that describes perfectly the way of work of its instant camera.
There is no discussion about what is the most used camera in photo journalism, the answer is Leica. From its beginning this german brand has a lot of followers who are searching for capturing the moment. As Robert Cappa said “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”
Leica Sofort Features
With a 60mm lens, Sofort has the capacity of take the best photos of your moments, and capture them in a special instant film designed for the camera. As it is usual in Leica, you have the possibility of buy two different kind of films, Monochrome (10 photos film) and Color (20 photos film) and we know that some of the Leica enthusiast will fall in love with this Monochrome option.
His aspect is very “Leica” like, and it adds some color with the mint green and orange options, more adapted to the new age of cameras, but preserving the essence of Leica.
It has an automatic mode, that really take care of the light, preserving if it is possible the natural feel. It also has a Party and People, Sport and Action, Macro and creative programmes for multiple and time exposures. The Leica Sofort also offers a mode for self-portraits and a self-timer with two different delays. To ensure best results every time, the camera automatically adapts parameters such as the exposure time and aperture to the mode the user selects. Flash triggering can either be left entirely to the automatic flash function of the camera. Users can turn it on or off, depending on the pictures they want to take. To make things easier when shooting self-portraits, the Leica SOFORT also features a rectangular mirror on the front.
We are sure that you will enjoy this camera and its price. It costs only 299$, the cheapest option if you want to have your first Leica.