Anyone have $20,000 to drop on this Leica?
To celebrate of the 60th anniversary of M camera, Leica produced the limited edition Leica M Edition 60. The kit includes a Leica M-P digital camera and the Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, both created by Audi Design.
This is more of a collectors item than anything, but it’s amazing to see the amount of detail that went into it, even down to the packaging and presentation.
The Leica T is a new mirror-less camera system which features a super minimal design, and a body made completely out of a single block of aluminum. Aesthetically, it’s beautiful. There are only a few buttons on the top, and the everything else is handled through the touchscreen on the back.
The level of engineering and craftsmanship that goes into making a Leica T is impressive as expected. The way the strap connects to the camera seems brilliant, and the body is polished by hand for 45 minutes. The video above shows the entire 45 minute polishing process.
A lot of products today don’t offer this kind of craftsmanship. Good to see some companies that still care.
I don’t post much about my photography, maybe it’s because I don’t shoot enough to warrant it, but I want to change that. I’ve been thinking about my next camera and it comes down to a Nikon D90 or a Leica D-Lux 4. The Leica is winning because it’s compact and I’ll use it more, but I don’t like the lack of a short depth of field.
Anyway, I currently use a basic Panasonic FX33 which isn’t even good for family photos. I sometimes manage to get some decent shots from it like the one above. I came across this interesting apartment building in Manhattan and just snapped away. The curves of the building and the gray sky made for some excellent silhouettes. You can view more photos of the building here. I also snapped this nice pic this past weekend.