Monday, February 23, 2015


Leica has announced a limited edition of the Leica M-P (Typ 240), the Leica M-P Safari.  The camera comes as a set, complete with a silver Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH complete with a round, silver lens hood.  The set also includes a brown cowhide carrying strap along with color matched SD card and business card holders.  The sets will be limited to just 1500.  Unlike special editions in the past, which always carried a higher price tag, this set will be offered for $9,900 which is actually a savings of over $1,300 when compared to the regular Leica M-P and 35mm Summicron f/2.

The official press release from Leica reads as follows:

Leica’s safari/olive edition cameras date back to 1960 with the Leica M1 ‘Olive‘. Made initially for the military, the safari/olive cameras’ unique color stands out. Over the years, a handful of safari/olive editions were produced. Many of these limited edition cameras are highly prized collectibles.

The Leica M-P Set ‘SAFARI’ has an olive lacquered top cover, leatherette and bottom plate. The shutter speed dial, the On/Off switch, the release button, the hot shoe and some other details have a silver finish. The engraving on the top cover is reminiscent of the first safari camera in 1960 and has the classic Leica logo inscribed on one line and the wording ‘WETZLAR GERMANY’ on the second line. The 35mm /f2 ASPH has a silver chrome finish with a matching classic round metal lens hood. This set comes in a new packaging including a presentation box.

There are 1500 sets available worldwide. The technical data of the camera and lens are identical to the standard versions.



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