Calling all Leica Collectors. There are only 101 sets of this limited edition being produced. Each country is assigned very limited sets. Have you placed your orders yet?
Leica Camera AG is celebrating 100 years of Leica photography this year. On the occasion of this special anniversary, a unique commemorative centennial set was introduced: the Leica M Edition 100.
As the first Leica special edition of its kind, the Leica M Edition 100 brings together a purely mechanical rangefinder camera for film photography, the Leica M-A with a digital Leica M Monochrom in one set. The combination of these two cameras is uniquely symbolic; as homage to the origins of Leica 35mm photography and in particular, black-and-white photographs.
The Leica M-A, with technical specifications based on the currently available Leica MP film camera, is a direct descendent of the Ur-Leica. Many of the elements Oskar Barnack invented for the Ur-Leica are revisited in this new camera, including the fabric focal-plane shutter, the accessory shoe and removable baseplate and of course built for using film.
Alternatively, the second camera, the Leica M Monochrom, is the contemporary variation of the theme composed a century ago by Oskar Barnack. As the world’s first camera was conceived exclusively for black-and-white 35mm digital photography, it carries the traditions into the digital age featuring a sensor specifically designed for this purpose.
The set also includes three Leica Summilux-M lenses with focal lengths of 28, 35 and 50 mm. Renowned for their combination of extremely compact size, speed and exceptional imaging quality; they ideally reflect the characteristic which contributed to the establishment of the brand as a legend.
For the first time ever, visible metallic elements on these Leica cameras and lenses in this set are made from solid stainless steel; a material that is extremely difficult to work with. A special protective coating applied by a Swiss company protects the exposed surfaces against finger marks. Resistant and durable in equal measure, this material guarantees enduring value preservation and lends the products a refined silky sheen. The premium appearance of both camera bodies is further complemented by the application of a special black leather trim.
The M centennial set will be supplied in a black anodized aluminium case constructed by Rimowa especially for Leica. Inside, the case is subdivided into compartments precisely tailored to the individual components of the set and lined with real leather in black. The set also includes Kodak TRI-X 400 black-and-white film for use with the Leica M-A. Special engraving on the top plate of the body commemorates the centennial, as do the unique serial numbers that end with the four digits of the years between 1914 and 2014.
The Leica M Edition 100 is strictly limited to 101 sets for the entire global market, and currently only 1 set in made available in Malaysia. None of the items contained in the sets will be available as separate items.
For more information about the Leica M Edition 100, please contact:
Johann Affendy Mahfoor | Johann.Affendy@leica-camera.