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New Leica M9 “Titanium” Limited to 500 Pieces, Looks Great in a Bank Vault


Leica’s announcements at Photokina have been pretty dull so far compared to some of the other cameras that have been unveiled. Aside from announcing a Panasonic LX5 rebranded as a Leica D-LUX 5 and a Panasonic FZ100 rebranded as a Leica V-Lux 2, they’ve also announcement a “Titanium” version of the M9 digital rangefinder of which only 500 pieces will be made.

For the design, they hired automobile designer Walter de’Silva of the Audi design team. Here’s de’Silva hard at work on the design:

You’ll need €22,000 (~$29,000) to buy this camera and stick it in a vault somewhere. Do you think anyone would drop nearly 30 grand on this baby and actually use it?