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Leica Sells Only 1,500 Pieces of the Limited Edition Safari Camera

7 March 2015

Vintage Limited Edition Leica Safari Camera Sells for Nearly $10,000

For all of the photographers that are here with us, brace yourselves because you can now officially buy your dream.

Leica has recently announced the launching of the vintage-looking Safari camera that of course, is limited edition.

And don’t you think the vintage look is by accident. The camera was specially designed to resemble the Leica M1 “Olive” that date back to 1960 and all the other safari/olive edition from that period of time when they were actually created for the military back then.

Over the years though, a series of safari/olive cameras were created and nowadays the are highly prized collectibles. Now, Leica is adding another piece to the long-time series.

The latest Safari design comes with some powerful details, reminiscent of the first safari camera from the ’60s, such as the engraving on the top cover, the Leica logo on one line and the inscription “WETZLAR GERMANY” on the second line.

Leica Limited Edition Safari Camera Sells for $9,900 | Image Source: luxatic.com
Leica Limited Edition Safari Camera Sells for $9,900 | Image Source: luxatic.com

The vintage look is completed with the unique safari and olive color palette covering the lacquered top cover, leatherette and bottom plate.

But beside the fantastic looks that take you instantly into the wildness, the Leica Safari camera offers a lot of exclusive technical features: a Leica Summicron-M 35mm/f2 ASPH lens in silver chrome with a round metal lens hood, a Leica MAX 24 MP CMOS Sensor, a 3 inch TFT display, full-HD (1080p) video recording and an integrated imaging circuit with Leica Maestro Image processor.

Leica Limited Edition Safari Camera Sells for $9,900 | Image Source: 9to5toys.files.wordpress.com
Leica Limited Edition Safari Camera Sells for $9,900 | Image Source: 9to5toys.files.wordpress.com

Even the packaging was upgraded for this limited edition and if all of these wasn’t enough, the new Safari camera also comes with a full grain cowhide carrying strap and a specially designed SD & business card holder.

The bad news though is that Leica is releasing only 1,500 pieces of the latest Safari camera worldwide and you can pre-order one for the price of $9,900, so you’d better hurry up if you want to get your hands on one of these babies.

Leica Limited Edition Safari Camera Sells for $9,900 | Image Source: 9to5toys.files.wordpress.com
Leica Limited Edition Safari Camera Sells for $9,900 | Image Source: 9to5toys.files.wordpress.com

And for the first time ever, the new Safari model offers over $1,000 in saving because normally, you would have to buy the M-P and lens separately. The M-P sells for $8,000 and the Summicron for $3,000 which will finally lead to a total of $11,000, so consider the pre-oder price a bargain.

The vintage looking limited edition Leica Safari camera is available for the moment at Leica Store Miami, Leica Store San Francisco, B&H, PopFlash and RedDotCamera in the UK.

So, you should wait not more and pre-oder a piece because I can bet you that the 1,500 pieces will sold out in no time!

Leica Limited Edition Safari Camera Sells for $9,900 | Image Source: www.classicdriver.com
Leica Limited Edition Safari Camera Sells for $9,900 | Image Source: www.classicdriver.com

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