Last Updated on 09/14/2016 by Chris Gampat
Leica has put out Titanium edition cameras before, and the latest set will include the Leica M-P (Typ 240) digital camera, Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. Lens and the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. Lens. Only 333 of the sets will be sold worldwide; and so you’re probably not going to be able to afford one.
You can stop reading here if you want. But for the rest of us that like to drool over stuff that we clearly can’t afford, you can head past the jump for their press release.
LEICA CAMERA INTRODUCES NEW LIMITED EDITION M-P ‘TITANIUM’ SET
Exclusive titanium camera with matching lenses, only 333 sets to be made
September 14, 2016 — Leica Camera is proud to announce the Leica M-P ‘TITANIUM’ Set, the latest limited edition of the Leica M rangefinder system. This set, the fifth annual release to be made with titanium, comes with a distinctive, refined look made possible by its use of the titanium material. The Leica M-P ‘TITANIUM’ Set consists of a Leica M-P (Typ 240) digital camera with two lenses, a Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. and a Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. Only 333 Leica M-P ‘TITANIUM’ sets will be sold worldwide.
The top plate, baseplate and controls on the Leica M-P (Typ 240) are crafted from solid titanium, making it approximately three ounces (90g) lighter than a standard production model. The M-P is also distinguished by the classic Leica script engraved on the top plate, a special edition serial number on the accessory shoe indicating the camera’s position in the series, body trim in full grain leather, and a leather grip with matching carrying strap.
Leica’s attention to detail is apparent down to the smallest features in this limited edition set. On the lenses themselves, details like the focal length and distance in feet are engraved in red. The titanium-anodized finish of the aluminum lenses in the set perfectly matches those on the camera. Both lenses also have their own unique serial number matched to the camera body: on the retaining ring of the front element for the 28 mm, and on the bayonet ring for the 50 mm.
The Leica M-P ‘TITANIUM’ offers all the technical advantages of the Leica digital rangefinder system cameras with the same durability for which Leica products are renowned. Thanks to its compact size and speed, the Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. is the ideal wide-angle lens for reportage photography, providing brilliant imaging results in even the most difficult lighting conditions. The Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. delivers unrivalled resolution and sharpness, and is considered a reference lens among standard focal lengths.
The Leica M-P ‘TITANIUM’ Set is exclusively available in Leica Stores and Boutiques beginning October 2016.