You Can Now Make Your Leica as Ugly as a Pentax Special Edition DSLR

Gadget painting company ColorWare is now offering its services for the Leica D-Lux 5, allowing you to choose custom colors for everything from the body to the hot shoe insert. If you’ve always wanted to make your D-Lux as painful on the eyes as some of Pentax’s limited edition cameras, now’s your chance. You can buy a custom painted $800 D-Lux directly from ColorWare for $1200, or send in your camera for a $400 paint job. It’s super pricey, but if you’re shooting with a Leica and even thinking about a custom paint job, then price probably isn’t one of your concerns.

ColorWare – Leica D-Lux 5 (via Engadget)

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  • Joakim Fjeldli

    Who the HELL would want this? BARF.

  • Michael Zhang

    Well, hopefully no one would want the exact paint job shown in the photo. I chose the colors to try and make the example as ugly as some of the cameras offered by Pentax, but I think the Pentax ones are still a bit uglier, haha :)

  • Joakim Fjeldli

    You just say that because this is a painted Leica and not a Pentax :D

  • Joakim Fjeldli

    You just say that because this is a painted Leica and not a Pentax :D

  • Andy Herbon

    The only reason I could think of is if you’re street photographer who wants to make your Leica look as un-professional & toylike as possible. 

  • Henning Nilsen

    I doubt street photographers use D-Lux cameras.

  • Mauricio Munuera

    Great way not to get robbed! I mean, who would steal THAT?! Wel… maybe a 5-years-old girl, but what are the odds?

  • Daf

    LOL at as ugly as Pentax title…..
    They are though aren’t they.