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Code no. - 14439

Leica Digital-Modul-R - Converts R8 & R9 Film cameras to Digital

Type - Digital module that can be changed by photographer; fully compatible with LEICA R8 and R9, all Leica R lenses and all Leica lenses with “R control cams”, two parts: digital back and power unit.

Production era 1996-2007 - (2,200 units 2005-2007 per Stefan Daniel in 2009)

Picture format/image sensor - 3872 x 2576 pixels (10 MPixel) CCD chip, active area 26.4 x 17.6mm, extension factor 1.37

Resolution - Adjustable: 3872 x 2576, 2576 x 1712, 1936 x 1280, 1280 x 848 pixels.

Data formats - DNG (raw data), TIFF, 2 JPEG compression levels.

File size - DNG: 21 MB, TIFF: 29 MB.

Color depth - 16 bit

Color space - Adobe® RGB, sRGB.

Sensitivity - ISO 100 to ISO 1600.

White balance - Automatic, manual, 6 presets, color temperature entry.

Storage medium - SD card up to 2GB, larger SD cards with firmware update.

Monitor - 1.8” color display, 130,338 pixels.

Data panel - Black/white display for settings: frame counter, ISO, exposure compensation, battery level, self timer, compression, resolution, Moiré on/off, white balance. Menu Sharpness, color saturation, contrast, picture numbering, monitor contrast and brightness, Auto review duration, histogram on/off, audio histogram on/off, power saving options, format card, alarm signals, date, time, user profile, firmware update, reset.

Menu languages - German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Dutch.

Interface - IEEE 1394 FireWire.

Switch on/off - With master switch on rear of Digital- Modul-R, optional automatic switch off of Digital-Modul-R after approx. 2/5/10 minutes (Standby mode), reactivation by tapping one of shutter releases or switching Digital- Modul-R off and back on.

Shutter cocking - Motorized using power unit.

Max. exposure time - 16 seconds

Series exposures - 2 fps, max. 9 pictures in series.

Automatic exposure bracketing - Optional: 3 pictures with 1/2 or 1 EV graduations. Compatibility Mac® OS X, Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP.

Software - Adobe® Photoshop® Elements® 3 (Mac/Win)

Self timer - Delay time either 2 or 12s (indicated by flashing LED on front of camera and corresponding symbol in data panel).

Operating conditions - 0 to +40 °C

Power supply - Rechargeable lithium ion battery, 7.4V, 1800mAh.

Charger - Input: 100–240 V AC, 50/60Hz, automatic switching; Output: 8.4V DC, 1.2A.

Tripod thread - A1/4 DIN 4503 (1/4”).

Dimensions (W x H x D) - with LEICA R9: 158 x 140 x 89mm

Weight - Digital back with power unit and battery: 725g, complete with LEICA R9: 1.395g

Mains adapter Inlet - AC 100–240V, 50/60Hz, automatic switching - Outlet DC 8V, max. 3.2A - Dimensions (WxHxD) 45 x 28 x 95mm (housing only) - Weight approx. 195g (unit complete with camera connecting cable and 1 mains cable)

Items supplied - LEICA DIGITAL-MODUL-R , power unit for shutter cocking and power supply, 14395 universal matt focusing screen with image field frame for digital application, tool for removing camera back, Lithium ion battery 7.4V/ 1800mAh, battery charger 100–240V with mains adapters (Euro, UK, USA), charging cable for 12V and 24V vehicle connection, 512MB SanDisc Ultra II SD card, sensor protective cover, storage case for LEICA DIGITAL-MODUL-R, FireWire cable with adapter (4-/6-pin), Adobe® Photoshop® Elements® 3 (Mac/Win).

Manuals & brochures


Leica DMR Serial Numbers

SN Start SN End Product Year Batch
-1001453 1001719- Leica DMR 1996-2001 unknown
-unknown 2881890- Leica DMR 2002 unknown
Total assigned serial numbers 2005-2007 2,200 ^

^ per Stefan Daniel 2009