Cheapest Leica cameras you can buy in 2024

Cheapest Leica cameras
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If you're in the market for a Leica camera, but don't want to spend a huge amount on a new Leica M11 rangefinder or Leica SL2 full-frame mirrorless camera, there are other options for you than buying brand new. I'm talking secondhand! 

There have been plenty of Leica cameras over the years that were exceptionally capable when released, but now seem aged in comparison. However, as the owner of a fairly old Leica, I can say that it really depends on what you are after in a Leica camera. If you want to slow down and work on composition, framing, and light, then an older Leica can be an excellent fit. If you're already looking at Leica cameras, then you know that they aren't going to shoot 30 frames per second or have the highest ISO out there.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.