Leica goes on safari with the new M10-P and Summicron-M 50mm f/2 “Safari” limited editions

Feb 1, 2019

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.

Leica goes on safari with the new M10-P and Summicron-M 50mm f/2 “Safari” limited editions

Feb 1, 2019

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.

Join the Discussion

Share on:

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.

Filed Under:

Tagged With:

Find this interesting? Share it with your friends!

John Aldred

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.

Join the Discussion

DIYP Comment Policy
Be nice, be on-topic, no personal information or flames.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

3 responses to “Leica goes on safari with the new M10-P and Summicron-M 50mm f/2 “Safari” limited editions”

  1. Ali Hanyaloglu Avatar
    Ali Hanyaloglu

    Looks good. I will have my butler pre-order one for me as soon as he has finished shampooing the carpet in the Rolls in the garage under my winter home.

  2. Marios Forsos Avatar
    Marios Forsos

    Would ANYONE take a Leica to a safari? Like, ever?

  3. Laurent Roy Avatar
    Laurent Roy

    How comes that for this price you don’t even get the front red dot logo !? :-D