PETA Responds to Leica’s Limited Edition Ostrich Skin X1

If you’ve been paying attention to photo news for the past couple of days, you may have read about Leica’s special edition of the X1 featuring ostrich skin. The company is known to do very high-class and fashionable modifications to their cameras every so often and raise the price. Granted, they are collectors items, and in this case the rare X1 will go for $2,400. I contacted PETA to ask them about what they had to say about the cameras, here is their response.

Edit: Leica has since stated that they do not use Ostrich Leather in the manufacturing of the camera.

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