It’s no secret that Leica cameras are expensive. But how can you make it look even more expensive? Well, the new TTartisan 35mm f/1.4 lens is a golden opportunity to add bling to your Leica. And I mean “golden” quite literally, as this lens is 24k gold-plated. To make it even more exclusive, only 200 pieces are available to order worldwide.
The TTartisan 35mm f/1.4 24K Gold Skin is not a new lens, as its silver and black versions have already been out there for a while. But what’s new is the golden finish which makes the lens about three times more expensive than its modest silver and black counterparts.
Here are the specs:
|Lens Mount||Leica M|
|Minimum Focus Distance||2.3′ / 70 cm|
|Optical Design||8 Elements in 7 Groups|
|Focus Type||Manual Focus|
|Filter Size||49 mm (Front)|
|Weight||14.46 oz / 410 g|
Now, if you’re like me and prefer silver, you can save some cash and order the silver version of TTartisan 35mm f/1.4 for $450. You can even pair it with one of these silver shutter release buttons for extra kitsch personalization. But if gold is your color, the TTartisan 35mm f/1.4 24K Gold Skin is available as a special order at B&H for $1,149, and there’s still one left at Leica Rumors Store. If you’d like to personalize it, you can also order an engraving of your choice, and worry not – you won’t pay extra for it.
[via Photo Rumors]