Free for release after: 26 February 2015, 3 p.m. (CET)
Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents the new Leica M-P ‘Safari’ special edition set. The set contains a Leica M-P digital rangefinder camera in olive green safari-look and a fast Leica Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. lens in silver chrome finish. A total of 1,500 special edition sets is planned for the worldwide market and these are now available.
The most striking feature of the Leica M-P ‘Safari’ set is the unusual colour of the camera body. The top deck and baseplate of the Leica M-P are finished in a rugged and resilient olive green enamel that offers comfortable grip and lends the camera its distinctive look. The finishing touch to the safari-look of this special version of the Leica M-P is provided by its colour-matched, olive green leather trim. Silver chrome controls set a contrasting counterpoint in the colour scheme of the camera and ideally reflect the finish of the Leica Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. and its classic round metal lens hood. Another outstanding feature of the Leica M-P ‘Safari’ set is the engraving on the camera body. As an homage to previous editions in olive green finish, today much sought after collector’s pieces, the camera of the Leica M-P ‘Safari’ sets bears the classic Leica script and the engravings ‘Leica Camera AG’ and ‘Wetzlar Germany’ on the top plate.
The contents of the Leica M-P ‘Safari’ set also include a premium-quality carrying strap in Cognac-coloured full-grain cowhide and a colour-matched case for business and credit cards. Crafted from the same finest-quality leather as the strap, the case has an additional compartment for up to three SD memory cards.
In all other respects, the performance and technical specifications of the camera and lens of the Leica M-P ‘Safari’ set are identical to those of the equivalent serial production products.
The Leica M-P offers all the technical advantages of the Leica digital rangefinder system cameras and possesses the same enduring and robust qualities for which the Leica M-System is renowned. The Leica Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. is distinguished by its excellent sharpness, high contrast and exemplary resolution at all aperture and distance settings. Despite its high speed and exceptional imaging performance, it remains an astoundingly compact lens. Equipped with this 35 mm lens, every Leica M-Camera immediately becomes an extremely compact, versatile and elegant photographic tool.