How much are you willing to pay for a limited edition digital camera, Leica has combined with luxury fashion house Hermès to create the M9-P Edition Hermès. The camera is coated in ocre-colored calfskin leather and features a matching shoulder strap. The camera also features a redesigned, smoother top-plate and control points, designed by the automotive designer, Walter de’Silva, previously responsible for the M9 Titanium. Only 300 of the cameras will be made. A yet more exclusive series of 100 ‘Edition Hermès – Série Limitée Jean-Louis Dumas’ kits will also be sold, in honor of the former president of Hermès. These kits will include a 28mm f/2, 50mm f/0.95 and 90mm f/2 lens, and a exclusive Hermès camera bag. The limited editions will cost $25,000 and $50,000 respectively.
I personally think with a global recession it’s maybe not the right time for Leica to introduce such an exclusive, expensive product and lets be honest are you even at £25,000 for the camera willing to hang such an obvious limited edition expensive camera round your neck !
You can save a few bob by buying the Leica M9-P (body only) which is the same camera for a mere $6,720