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Leitz Introduces “Henri” — a Cinematographer’s Viewfinder

LeitzHenriCine Lens Manufacturer Leitz Wetzlar has added "HENRI" which they have dubbed a Cinematographer's Viewfinder.  The upgraded cine application of the new Leica SL2S camera, was the impetus for the sister companies, Leica and Leitz Wetzlar to work together on this project.  This new system is based on design experience gleaned from Leica's camera development for professional users, combined with Leitz’s deep understanding of the cine lens market and the particular needs of Cinematographers.

"HENRI" consists of a newly designed support system for Leica’s SL2 camera, with a pivoting handle including integrated camera controls. By flipping in the handle, the system can be easily attached to a monopod or tripod plate, and the modular system allows the camera to be easily taken on and off with L-PL and L-LPL mounts available.

Weighing in at only 4 lb.,"HENRI" and the Leica SL2 Camera are designed to be a comfortable and practical ultra-lightweight solution for Cinematographers and Directors on set.  "HENRI" – is named after Dr. Henri Dumur, Managing Director of Ernst Leitz Optische Werke Wetzlar.