So here’s a commemorative limited edition: the Leica M Edition 60. The set consists of a Leica M-P digital camera (Type 240) and the Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, both in special versions created by Audi Design.
The Leica M Edition 60 concentrates exclusively on the bare functions required for digital photography: shutter speed, aperture, focusing, and ISO sensitivity. No monitor; there’s an ISO selector dial instead.
Exposures are saved as raw data in DNG format.
With the Leica M Edition 60, photographers compose and frame each subject in the viewfinder, set the aperture and shutter speed and press the shutter release at the decisive moment.
Stainless steel has been employed for the visible metallic elements of the camera and lens. Resistant and durable in equal measure, Leica says this material guarantees enduring value preservation and lends the products a refined character with a silky sheen. The premium look is further complemented by special anthracite-coloured genuine-leather trim applied to the camera body.
Strictly limited to 600 examples worldwide, the cameras and lenses of the Leica M Edition 60 feature unique matching numbers between 001/600 and 600/600. The M-Cameras also bear the engravings ‘Leica 60’ and ‘Leica Camera Wetzlar.’
The special edition includes a camera protector, also created by Audi Design.
The Leica M Edition 60 will be available in October.