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New Leica M9 “Titanium” Limited to 500 Pieces, Looks Great in a Bank Vault

Leica’s announcements at Photokina have been pretty dull so far compared to some of the other cameras that have been unveiled. Aside from announcing a Panasonic LX5 rebranded as a Leica D-LUX 5 and a Panasonic FZ100 rebranded as a Leica V-Lux 2, they’ve also announcement a “Titanium” version of the M9 digital rangefinder of which only 500 pieces will be made.

For the design, they hired automobile designer Walter de’Silva of the Audi design team. Here’s de’Silva hard at work on the design:

You’ll need €22,000 (~$29,000) to buy this camera and stick it in a vault somewhere. Do you think anyone would drop nearly 30 grand on this baby and actually use it?


 
  • stateowned

    Where can i buy it.

    instant desire for such a thing…

  • bob

    If I had that kinda cash I would buy it and post a video of me destroying it on youtube. Just to piss off the Leica fans.

  • Fastactingrelief

    I somehow don’t think it will blend.. You cold certainly try though.

  • http://twitter.com/eugenephoto Eugene

    What is that circular thing on the right side? Some kind of grip? It looks completely out of place…

  • http://twitter.com/eugenephoto Eugene

    What is that circular thing on the right side? Some kind of grip? It looks completely out of place…

  • http://www.facebook.com/cavalex Cavale Fnord

    i don’t get it, why does this exist?

  • Anonymous

    To make Leica a lot of money? People pay a lot for Leica for some reason or another. I suspect that the titanium is just a classier version of gold plated and diamond studded. I’m pretty sure that ruggedized cameras can be had for much less, so they probably won’t find a use as some kind of specialized industrial use.

    I really wouldn’t be surprised that they sell out, Leica fans seem to be the money-no-object kind of people.

  • Photovestad

    This is the perfect camera for someone to put into the glove box of their Bentley then forget about it.

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