If you were already enamored with the Leica M10-P, which the company heralds as its quietest camera ever, you'll be bowled over by a new Bold Grey special edition. Created to celebrate the founding of Leica Camera Austria, the Vienna Leica store is selling a limited quantity of the special edition. Only 60 versions of this unique Leica M10-P were created, making it a true collector's item.
The Bold Grey edition has all the specifications of a regular M10-P, from the 24-megapixel full-frame sensor to touchscreen functionality. Both the camera body and Summicron-M 1:2/35 ASPH lens, which comes with the model, are coated with an environmentally robust material that's painted anthracite gray. “The high-quality gray lacquer makes the camera conservative and inconspicuous, which allows the photographer to capture one-of-a kind moments in their pictures, like only a Leica can.”
Additional special touches include the use of brass. Not only are all visible metal parts on this M10-P made with brass, but so are the front and back of the lens, as well as the sunshade. To finish off the look, a cement gray leather strap with red stitching is also included.
The special edition is available via the Leica Vienna store for €14,500 (about $16,500). The package comes with the Leica M10-P Bold Grey, a battery charger with 2 cables (Euro and US), in-car charging cable, lithium-ion battery, leather strap, camera body cap, and Leica Summicron M 1:2/35 ASPH including brass sunshade.
The Leica M10-P Bold Grey is a true collector's item—there are only 60 of them available.