- Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens
- 24MP Full-Frame Leica Max CMOS Sensor
- Minimalist Design; No Rear LCD Screen
- Optical 0.68x-Magnification Viewfinder
- Manual Rangefinder-Style Focusing
- Manually-Controlled ISO 200-6400 Dial
- Up to 3 fps Shooting, DNG File Recording
- Stainless Steel Body and Leather Accents
- Made in Germany, Limited Edition of 600
- Includes Handmade Box & Camera Protector
The essence of photography: the LEICA M Edition 60
Special edition for the 60th anniversary of the Leica M rangefinder system
This year, Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, is celebrating two special anniversaries. At photokina 2014, the focus of the celebrations will not be exclusively on 100 years of Leica photography, but also on the 60th anniversary of the legendary Leica M rangefinder system.
The first Leica M-Camera to possess the unique characteristics of the Leica M-System was the Leica M3, presented in 1954. A camera distinguished by absolute mechanical and optical precision and a focus on the essential parameters needed for photography. A camera with functions that clearly placed the skills of the photographer in the foreground rather than any special features the camera offered. Continuously perfected over six decades, these unique characteristics, today in combination with the latest technological innovations, still differentiate the current Leica M models from other cameras.
And now, on the 60th anniversary of this legendary camera, Leica Camera AG presents a commemorative limited edition: the Leica M Edition 60. The set consists of a Leica M-P digital camera (Type 240) and the fast Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, both in special versions created by Audi Design that pay homage to the essence of photography and carry it back to its origins.
Reduced to only the essential camera features, the Leica M Edition 60 is the first digital camera to concentrate exclusively on the bare functions required for digital photography – shutter speed, aperture, focusing and ISO sensitivity. This is also the reason for the replacement of the camera’s display with an ISO selector dial. For reasons of quality, exposures are saved as raw data in DNG format. Working with the Leica M Edition 60 intentionally demands the same care and attention as working with an analogue model. Only the sensor and the entire electronics reflect the state of the art of contemporary camera technology.
With the Leica M Edition 60, photographers compose and frame each subject in the viewfinder, set the aperture and shutter speed and press the shutter release at the decisive moment. Instead of the constant distraction of technical features and the checking of menu settings and controls, they enjoy the freedom to concentrate completely on their subjects. With this concept, Leica is once again the synonym for an art in which technology plays a role subordinate to the essentially creative aspects of photography.
In addition to these unusual features, above all the exceptional finish of the products is an outstanding aspect of the Leica M Edition 60. Here, stainless steel – a material that is extremely difficult to work with – has been employed for the visible metallic elements of the camera and lens. Resistant and durable in equal measure, this material guarantees enduring value preservation and lends the products a refined character with a silky sheen. The premium look is further complemented by special anthracite-coloured genuine-leather trim applied to the camera body.
Strictly limited to 600 examples worldwide, the cameras and lenses of the Leica M Edition 60 feature unique matching numbers between 001/600 and 600/600. The M-Cameras also bear the engravings ‘Leica 60’ and ‘Leica Camera Wetzlar’. The special edition includes a camera protector, also created by Audi Design.
Leica M (Typ 240) Set Edition "LEICA 60" with Leica SUMMILUX-M 1:1.4/35mm ASPH. stainless steel
Differences between Leica M serial version and LEICA M Edition "LEICA 60":
- Stainless steel outside for camera and lens
- New design for camera and lens
- Central ISO dial on back side instead of display
- Exclusive cow hide leather banderole with special embossing
- Exclusive new designed lens hood
- Special engraving on top cover
- New box
- Limited to total 600 units worldwide
- Made in Germany
Scope of Supply:
Camera: Battery, Charger with power cables for EU and USA (different in some export markets), Carrying protector, Accessory port cover, Body cap
Lens: metal front-and rear cap, metal lens hood, metal screw ring for use without lens hood
Special carrying protector in the scope of supply; Limitations due to new design, details are listed in the instructions.
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