Leica Unveiled a Limited Edition M Monochrom ‘Stealth Edition’

Leica has announced a new ‘Stealth Edition’ of its black and white M Monochrom (Typ 246) camera, which has been designed by Marcus Wainwright NY fashion brand CEO of Rag & Bone. The new edition, a unique design concept with fluorescent highlights, includes a camera and a Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. The Stealth Edition Leica M Monochrom is limited to just 125 units worldwide.

Wainwright thus showed a series of black and white photographs, all while detailing how photography influences his work, the beauty of monochrome images, and redesigning something he already considered to be perfect. Under the new design, both camera and lens take on a black matte finish with minimal branding, which Leica says is designed to eliminate distractions.

Marcus Wainwright used scratch-resistant, matt paint finish. Made from extremely smooth full-grain cowhide, the camera’s matching leather trim in jet-black offers excellent grip. The engravings on both products are accentuated with a special fluorescent paint that glows in the dark.

Features includes full support for 1080p and Leica’s in-house 24MP sensor. It delivers images with great detail according to the manufacturer, thanks to an ISO range that hits upwards of 6400. Throwback manual designs on the top offer that signature Leica style that we’ve come to know and love. In typical Leica fashion, this type of design won’t come cheap. The new Stealth Edition of the Monochrom Typ 246 will sell for $15,760.

The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) ‘Stealth Edition’ will be on sale from March 20th, 2018 at selected Leica Stores.
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