Usually, we don’t bother with stupid-high-end gadget editions, because they’re reservedly expensive and usually garish and ugly to boot. But the recently rumored Leica M7 Hermes edition is absolutely gorgeous. Yes, it’s a thing of great beauty and arguably the most stylish retro camera on the planet, and despite its ridiculously high price, the Leica M7 Hermes Edition camera is in seriously short supply. This limited edition of the classic 35mm rangefinder system camera is limited to just 100 units of each of the two color combos – the orange above and a more laid back brown for the calfskin leather – each numbered for authenticity.
The Leica M7 Edition “Hermes” set includes a Leica SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. wide-angle lens, a matching classic round lens hood, a LEICAVIT M rapid winder and a real leather carrying strap matched to the color of the camera, all delivered in a linen-covered, silk-lined box. Looks-wise, there aren’t too many changes from the original M7, just a few cosmetic things. For example, the top plate is engraved with the Leica name in classic script: the red Leica logo has been omitted to preserve the color harmony of the leather covering. Furthermore, the red color of the engraved AUTO and flash settings on the shutter speed dial has been replaced by the specific shade of the camera’s leather.
Â£8550, or about $14,400 USD is the price of this baby. So if you have $20,000 to spare this holiday season, you can add this to your shopping list. The M7 Hermes edition will be available in the UK sometime in December. For now, you can checkout the Leica M7 at Amazon.com.
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