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Leitz HENRI Directors Viewfinder system now shipping

Nov 15, 2021

Ernst Leitz Wetzlar, premium lens manufacturer for the motion picture and television industry based in Wetzlar, Germany, announces that the Leitz Henri Directors Viewfinder system is now delivering to customers.

Designed around the ground-breaking Leica SL2 and SL2-S full frame cameras, the Leitz Henri includes lens mounts for PL and LPL lenses, a lightweight rod support system for accessories, and a retractable, ergonomic handle reminiscent of a Beaulieu Super 16 camera. Sleek and streamlined, the Henri system can also be used for filming at resolutions up to 5K and includes a camera start/stop button on the handle, which swings away for quick mounting on a tripod or monopod.

At the heart of Henri is the Leica SL camera’s full frame sensor, 47MP in the SL2 and 24MP in the SL2-S. The high resolution allows the user to accurately evaluate lens performance and punch in for critical focus at the push of a button. The cameras’ EyeRes OLED EVF offers an industry-leading 5.76MP display with +2/-4 diopters for one of the clearest, brightest, most color and contrast accurate electronic viewfinders available.

“Today’s directors and cinematographers have more lens choices than ever before,” said Rainer Hercher, Managing Director at Ernst Leitz Wetzlar. “The Leitz Henri and the Leica SL2 and SL2-S cameras make it easy for professionals to chose the lens that best suits their needs, regardless of format or mount. PL or LPL, Full Frame or Super 35, Henri will show you what the camera sees without compromise so you can make the creative choice with confidence.”

The Leitz Henri system can be bundled with an SL2 or SL2-S camera, or without the camera for existing SL owners. The standalone system starts at €4450 depending on the lens mount. Henri is available from all Leitz Cine dealers worldwide.

More information about the Leitz Henri system can be found at: https://www.leitz-cine.com/product/henri

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