Leica cameras aren’t expensive enough so they made a Limited Edition run of 100 red ones

Dec 19, 2017

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Leica cameras aren’t expensive enough so they made a Limited Edition run of 100 red ones

Dec 19, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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For the Leica shooter in your life who has everything, what do you get them this Christmas? A red Leica M, of course. Although, you’ll be paying about an extra $1,400 for that paint job. The normally $5,595 Leica M will cost you close to $7,000 in its fancy red uniform. But you’d better hurry, they’ve only made 100 of them.

Other than the colour, the camera is identical to the standard Leica M (Typ 262). It has no video or even live view modes. But, it is pretty and also matches the red 50mm f/2 Summicron lens they released last year. So, if you picked up the lens last year and want your camera to be colour coordinated, now’s your chance.

As if owning a Leica didn’t already say “I have more money than I know what to do with”, they have to go and do this. It reminds me a little of the Ferrari Hasselblad that came out a few years ago. Although the price increase on this for the red paint job isn’t quite as high as Hasselblad were asking. That one saw a price increase from $18K to $28K.

The unique color scheme of this special edition camera takes the classic styling of the Leica M and couples it with the bold statement of a bright red hue.

– Leica Press Release

Leica say that the Leica M (Typ 262) ‘red anodized finish’ will be available exclusively at Leica Stores and Boutiques from today, for a mere $6,995 (body only).

You can find out more on the Leica website.

[via DPReview]

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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4 responses to “Leica cameras aren’t expensive enough so they made a Limited Edition run of 100 red ones”

  1. Вергунов Сергей Avatar
    Вергунов Сергей

    Gucci camera.

  2. Dave Bottoms Avatar
    Dave Bottoms

    That camo green limited edition Leica is a beautiful piece. But this fire engine red one, well, let’s say it’s not very discrete for street photography.

  3. DUCK! Avatar
    DUCK!

    I do not see a problem, you write as if there is something wrong with people who like bling. Wouldn’t be my choice I admit, but how people spend their own hard-earned is surely up to them?

    My M2 set me back £250, and it’s over 50 years old, so I regard that as good value.

  4. Scott Tyack Avatar
    Scott Tyack

    As long as it’s at least 10 times the price of the normal overpriced version.