Leica to Announce M 60 Special Edition
In a leak of their website, Leica Camera AG has tipped their hat once again, as they did with the Leica T. It has been all but confirmed that we will see a Leica M 60 Special Edition (as well as the Leica M-A film camera we mentioned earlier) among the New Leica Products at Photokina 2014! More details as we get them!
We're getting bits and pieces about this new camera. It will be "simplified." Does that mean no LCD? Our source seems to confirm that this will be the case. A few years back, Seal (the musician) requested this "feature" from Leica. Seems he's finally getting his wish. Another piece; it will only shoot color RAW/DNG images (using the same sensor as the Leica M (Type 240), and for obvious reasons - no video.
It will be made from stainless steel, feature anthracite leather and is limited to 600 pieces. It will come with a Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens in matching stainless steel (see the Leica M "Edition 100" which also has one). The price will be around $20,000 USD. Designed together with Audi.
This camera is confirmed, and the official name will be "Leica M Edition 60."
The essence of photography: the LEICA M Edition 60 Special edition for the 60th anniversary of the Leica M rangefinder system