What happens when a camera company already known for their high prices teams up with somebody for a special edition camera? Exactly what you think happens, as illustrated by this collaboration between Leica and Nordic Foto Imports.
In celebration of Nordic’s 25th anniversary, the Leica M Monochrom is taking the leap from expensive, to borderline ridiculous.
Coming in at around $8k for the body alone, the Monochrom is already one of the more expensive pieces of Leica gear you can get your hands on. But these special edition shooters, which will come in a run of only 25 models and feature a rather minor aesthetic change and different standard lens, weigh in at a wallet-emptying $21,500.
Available exclusively in Denmark and Sweden, this special edition Leica M Monochrom features a unique tan wrap around (as opposed to the black one that comes on the standard model) a Summilux M 1.4/35mm lens (made specifically for this small run), a unique display box and a matching tan leather strap.
It’s certainly a good-looking camera, but I’m not sure a tan camera strap and a few other aesthetic changes make it $21k worth of good-looking. That being said, if you’re in the market for a special-edition Leica, there’s a good chance ‘affordability’ isn’t high on your priority list.
(via Leica Rumors)