Monday, 14 May 2012

Leica M9-P Camera : The Ultimate Handmade Beauty

Leica's has announced a special edition of the M9 — the M9-P Hermès special edition. This $25,000 package was designed in partnership with French fashion designer Hermès; it includes a custom M9-P covered in ochre-colored calfskin leather (with a matching shoulder strap) plus a Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH lens. 

Only 300 of this set will be made, but there's an even more exclusive set of 100 that adds a fancy case and three lenses: the Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/ 2 ASPH, Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH, and the APO-Summicron-M 90mm f/ 2 ASPH. 

The multiple-lens set will sell for $50,000, and only 100 will be made. If you're one of the few who might be able to justify this purchase, make your way to a Leica boutique. The single-lens edition is available now, while the most expensive will be released in June. Leica has released a making-of video that will amaze you with the hand precision involved.

In collaboration with automotive designer Walter de'Silva, selected features of the camera body were restyled, including the top and base plates, the shutter speed dial, the multifunction wheel and the shutter release. In addition, the frame selector lever, the accessory shoe and the Leica script on the upper face of the top plate have also been omitted to further emphasise the unique status of this limited edition. The camera is finished in silver chrome and its lens in anodised silver. In another true master stroke of the Leica factory, the two finishes are absolutely indistinguishable. All protective caps are also manufactured completely in metal. 

So, Wanna go for it ?

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1 comment:

  1. M9-P Hermès special edition will be one of those cameras that will be crazed about by youngsters who love taking photographs and as well as choosing a personal color for its varied straps. But I bet there's still an upcoming version that will tip this off the list soon.