If you’re still upset that you missed out on buying one of those limited edition Ralph Gibson Monochrom cameras that sold out in five minutes, and that spare $28K is burning a hole in your pocket, Leica might have something for you — although it probably won’t do away with all that cash.
Announced a couple of days ago is a special ‘Paper Skin Fedrigoni’ edition white Leica X2 that does away with the traditional leather band on the body in favor of a special ‘paper skin’ and will only be produced in a 25-model run.
We won’t pass judgement on the looks of the camera — inevitably some will find it gorgeous while others will think otherwise — but Leica is certainly proud of their creation. They used specially treated paper called ‘Constellation Jade’ that they claim is better than even the best leathers. It’s acetone resistant, abrasion resistant and can withstand temperatures between -40 and 158°F.
And to top it all off, the final product is placed in book-style packaging to complete the “brand experience” they’re going for. Feast your eyes:
The regular X2 — which, of course, this is under all those special paper layers — is a $2,000 camera, but Leica hasn’t announced how much this special edition will cost, nor when those 25 cameras will become available. Changes are good, however, that it’ll run you a good bit more than 2 grand.
To learn more about the camera or browse through more pictures, head over to the Fedrigoni Facebook page by clicking here.
(via Leica Rumors)