Neither Leica cameras nor its lenses are very cheap, but when it comes to limited editions, things really get out of hand. The German camera maker has announced the new limited edition white M9-P digital camera, that you see above. The 50 piece only run coincides with the opening of the new Leica Daimaru camera store in Tokyo.
The limited edition goes for a whopping 2,620,000 Japanese yen, translating to around $31,800. Your big pile of cash buys you a limited edition 18.5-megapixel Leica M9-P full-frame digital camera with white leather styling and a matching strap — the standard edition goes for $7,995. You also get the incredible Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M lens that by itself commands $10,995.
This leaves you with around $12,800 of bragging rights for owning a new unique piece of photographic history. If you are a Leica fan you might wanna wait till May however, just to see what the company is cooking next.
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