Posts Tagged ‘specialedition’

New Special Edition Leica M Monochrom Will Only Set You Back a Cool $21K

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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. Read more…

Leica Works with Playboy & Hello Kitty for Its Latest Limited Edition Shooter

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In the latest bit of news that would show up on our version of ‘REALLY!? with Seth and Amy’ if we made such a thing, Leica has teamed up with none other than adult entertainment giant Playboy and kid-friendly icon Hello Kitty for its most recent ultra-limited edition Leica C camera. Read more…

Leica Announces Limited Run of 25 White ‘Paper Skin Fedrigoni’ X2 Cameras

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. Read more…

Impossible Project Adds Colorful Frames to Special Edition Film for Polaroid SX-70

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The Impossible Project, the ongoing effort to keep classic Polaroid cameras alive and well-fed, has added a splash of color to its catalog with three new special edition SX-70 that films sport gold, silver and colored borders instead of the usual white. Read more…

eBay Alert: Care to Pick Up a 24 Karat Gold-Plated Nikon FA? It’ll Only Cost You $4,800

Update: Looks like the discount is gone folks! This puppy is back up to $12,000.

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Those looking to drop several grand on a 35mm film camera for your favorite purist this Holiday season need look no more. Introducing the Nikon FA Gold limited edition camera: a 24k gold-plated camera with lizard skin accents that is currently going on eBay for the relatively low price of $4,800.

To clarify, when we say “relatively low,” we mean relative to what you would have spent on the same camera yesterday when it was listed for a whopping $12,000. Read more…

Lomo Releases Special Edition Transparent Konstruktor, An Unusable Film Camera

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Lomography is no stranger to releasing strange cameras — everything from Where’s Waldo editions to a hand-cranked movie camera have crossed our desks — but the Transparent Collector’s Edition Konstruktor is perhaps cooler and definitely less useful than all of those.

That’s because the Transparent Konstruktor camera that Lomography just announces is, as the name implies, a transparent film camera… which also makes it an unusable film camera. Read more…

First Photos of the Special Edition Jony Ive-Designed Leica M Released

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We’ve heard a lot about the one-of-a-kind Jonathan Ive-designed Leica M as rumors turned to official word that the camera would be auctioned off at a (RED) auction in November, but until now, we had no clue what the thing actually looked like.

Admittedly, there’s only so much you can alter a Leica M, but now the company has finally released press images of the Ive-designed shooter, and as you might expect, it could be described as “unapologetically simple.” Read more…

Rare Jonathan Ive-Designed Leica M to be Auctioned Off for Charity in November

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Back in September of last year, we told you about an incredibly rare Leica M Rangefinder that was being created by Apple design guru Jony Ive. The emphasis there was on incredibly rare, because only one of these puppies is ever going to get made.

At the time we knew the camera would be auctioned off for charity, but it wasn’t until today that we found out the specific event. So if you were banking on trying to buy this uber-special Leica, have your black AMEX at the ready: the date is set for September 23rd. Read more…

Pentax Announces Special Edition Q10 Designed for Evangelion Anime Fans

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It seems camera companies are trying to target Japanese anime fans these days. In September 2011, we wrote about how Leica had teamed up with the designer of Gundam (not to be confused with Gangnam) for a limited edition mech-themed V-LUX 30 digital camera.

Now Pentax, the king of bizarre special edition cameras, has forged an anime partnership of its own. The company has announced a limited edition line of Q10 mirrorless cameras that carry Neon Genesis Evangelion branding and colors.
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Apple’s Jonathan Ive to Design a Single Uber-Limited Edition Leica M

Do you love the design of Apple products? Do you have infinitely deep pockets? If you said yes to both questions, then I have some good news for you.

At Leica’s special event last night, after the new Leica M was announced, company owner Dr. Andreas Kaufmann revealed that they’ve got a very special limited edition version of the camera planned — one that’s designed by legendary Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive.
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