Leica Camera has released a new Leica M10-P camera and Summicron-M 50mm f/2 lens. They’re a lot like the old M10-P and 50mm f/2 lens, except these are limited “Safari” edition. Leica says that the release of these items “reopens a beloved chapter in Leica Camera’s ongoing tradition of special olive green camera releases”. There will only be 1,500 M10-P cameras up for sale worldwide and only 500 of the matching lens.
Leica M10-P Edition “Safari” – $8,450
- Sensor: Full Frame 24MP CMOS
- Lens Mount: Leica M Bayonet
- Compatible Lenses: Leica M, Leica R via adapter
- Storage: SD Card
- LCD: 3″ TFT 1.04MP touch screen
- ISO: 100-50000
- Continuous shooting: Up to 5fps
- Connectivity: Built in WiFi
- Video capabilities: None
- Dimensions: 139 x 38.5 x 80 mm
- Weight: Approx. 675g (with battery)
The Safari comes at a $455 premium over the standard model for the olive green paint job, bumping it up from $7,995 to $8,450. There will only be 1,500 made, it’s available to buy now.
Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Edition “Safari” Lens – $2,750
- Focal length: 50mm
- Mount: Leica M
- Max aperture: f/2
- Min apertureL f/16
- Angle of view 47°
- Minimum focus distance: 70cm (2.3′)
- Optics: 6 elements in 4 groups
- Focus type: Manual focus
- Filter thread diameter: 39mm
- Dimensions: 43.5 x 53mm (1.7 x 2.1″)
- Weight: 240g (8.5oz)
As with the M10-P Edition “Safari”, the Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Edition “Safari” also comes with something of a price jump. Compared to the original at $2,395, the “Safari” is $2,750. So, an increase of $355. Only 500 samples of this lens will be made, and while you can pre-order now, it won’t be released until mid-February.
I’ll still never understand how anybody can spend this much money on a camera with a 35mm sensor. But, if it’s your thing, maybe this will tempt you to part with some more of your cash.
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