Only a few more days until the 60 Years Of Leica event at this year’s Photokina and the folks at LeicaRumors have posted additonal details on the upcoming Leica M Edition 60. If the rumors are true then it looks like the fabled digital M without an LCD is real but out of reach for most street photographers. Hit the jump for more info.
Leica M Edition 60 Specs
- The camera will commemorate the 60th anniversary of Leica M system
- Based on the Leica M Typ 240
- Will come with a Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH lens
- No LCD screen – it will be replaced by an ISO dial
- Records images in DNG format
- Made out of stainless steel with anthracite leather
- Designed by Audi
- Only 600 pieces will be produced (limited edition)
- It will include a camera sleeve
- Price is rumored to be around 16,000 EUR (around $20,000)
Designed by Audi, no LCD screen and $20,000. Apparently less is more!
A lot of photographers (myself included) were quite excited by the prospect of a full-frame digital M without an LCD screen. Visions of “the old days” where you shot and looked at your shots when you got your film back filled our heads with nostalgia and creative desire. Unfortunately as with all Leica special editions this one is out of reach for anyone other than the most fervent collectors.
Nobody thought a black and white only sensor would ever make it to market and we have the Monocrom. Here’s hopeing this stripped down shooter finds its way into mass production at some point!