#CameraPorn: How a $50,000 Leica is made

Feb 25, 2016

Haje Jan Kamps

Haje Jan Kamps is a guest writer on DIYPhotography. He runs LifeFolder a company that’s encouraging people to think and talk about what they want at the end of life.

#CameraPorn: How a $50,000 Leica is made

Feb 25, 2016

Haje Jan Kamps

Haje Jan Kamps is a guest writer on DIYPhotography. He runs LifeFolder a company that’s encouraging people to think and talk about what they want at the end of life.

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Leica cameras are a funny beast in the world of photography. It’s hard to keep respect for a brand that seems to be more keen to create Panda-editions of their cameras for the Chinese market, and $600 cigarette lighters. Having said that, it’s hard to deny that Leica – and especially the special edition cameras – are known for impeccable craftsmanship. In what can only be described as camera porn, check out this video…

You may not be all that keen to shell out $50,000 for what is essentially a $6,000 camera with some accessories thrown in, but if you think that’s a problem, this is simply not the camera for you. More a fashion accessory than a piece of photographic equipment, the Leica M9-P Hermes Edition is something else entirely.

And yes, even though it’s all-too-easy to poke fun at Leica for running their photography cred into the ground, but there is something absolutely mesmerising about seeing the incredible amount of painstaking craftsmanship that goes into making one of the hyper-exclusive cameras. Hit full screen, sit back, and marvel at this…

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10 responses to “#CameraPorn: How a $50,000 Leica is made”

  1. Hannah Metzler Wheeler Avatar
    Hannah Metzler Wheeler

    A good case of someone with more money than sense. Insane

  2. Anthony Mehlhaff Avatar
    Anthony Mehlhaff

    Great, but fuck this, rich mans game, glad great cameras get cheaper and cheaper, price wise, so more young kids from all walks of life can snap away!

  3. Pemba Sherpa Avatar
    Pemba Sherpa

    Shalikram Koirala 50000 dollar ko

  4. Wes Dickinson Avatar
    Wes Dickinson

    Contacting my banker in the Cayman Islands right now ?

  5. Matt Nicki Lautemann Avatar
    Matt Nicki Lautemann

    That was really cool to watch!! It’s a beautiful piece of equipment, but I think I’ll take my 50 grand and do many, many other things with it. *Many* other things!

  6. jason bourne Avatar
    jason bourne

    As if a $6000 camera wasn’t enough…

    Lifestyles of the rich and shameless.

  7. Mc Page Avatar
    Mc Page

    I don’t know anyone with a $50,000 camera. It doesn’t make you a better photographer.

  8. bartom Avatar
    bartom

    The video is of a camera bag not a Leica??

  9. Floh Poschenrieder Avatar
    Floh Poschenrieder

    These expensive editions are making “cheaper” leica cameras possible… I know that a 8000$ camera is not cheap but for a handcrafted german camera…it is still ok

  10. Carl Mujero Avatar
    Carl Mujero

    “It starts with a furnace full of 50 dollar bills,” our tour guide Lars explains. “Only the freshest 50s are used; only the finest for our lenses.”