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Leica Teams Up with Gundam Designer for Limited Edition Camera

Leave it to Leica to come up with strange ideas for special edition cameras. The company is collaborating with Japanese anime mechanical designer Kunio Okawara — the guy behind the original Gundam design — on an “Okawara Factory” limited edition V-LUX 30, which features a laser engraved design that makes it look like it’s being disassembled. Only 200 of them will be produced, with each one priced at ¥89,250, or about $1,150.

(via Highsnobiety)


 
 
  • Tom

    it will probably be recalled

  • http://twitter.com/therealmattymoo Matty

    It looks like an over-priced sticker. 

  • Some1else

    Or you could put a sticker on it for the same effect since your fingers will be covering most of it anyways.

  • Some1else

    $400 for their overpriced sticker or buy an ipod touch to get one of those apple stickers that come with everything apple and tell people it’s a limited Leica/Apple edition.

  • http://twitter.com/salzmanufaktur Salz

    Well, actually this is a Panny. I bet they wouldn’t do that with their M9.

  • Travis

    The kid inside of me who used to be obscessed over gundam has perked up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1667580180 Matt Tog Wagg

    Blegh, looks cheap and tacky. I bet no one ever would think that could be said of a leica.

  • http://twitter.com/thefemaleJR jr

    Leica is going Pentax…

  • http://onemessagepage.com MarecOne

    +1 to the last commenter. it really is

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  • Anonymous

    A lot of low-end Leicas (maybe all) are really Panasonics.  Maybe some things are changed in the software, with a different badge, it’s hard to see the point in a Leica that’s not really a Leica.

  • Anonymous

    A lot of low-end Leicas (maybe all) are really Panasonics.  Maybe some things are changed in the software, with a different badge, it’s hard to see the point in a Leica that’s not really a Leica.

  • Nikon Larry

    Silly red dot.

  • Wilson

    It looks like a panasonic TZ-10/20…. With a sticker….

  • http://erickwatson.me Erick Watson

    Extended world-wide warranty with global servicing, upgraded software package and custom firmware re-tuned to Leica standards are what justify the further expense I think you might find!

  • http://erickwatson.me Erick Watson

    The Japanese would probably appreciate this more than anyone, and it is probably who it is targeted at. Being that it is Gundam related and that Japan has the highest concentration of Leica cameras than every other country combined.