When Leica announced the limited edition M7 Hermès Camera, our editor went digging deep for facts and features about this new hi-tech product. Today, with the camera released, it is much easier to gather facts about this gizmo. So here is a look at what this camera has to offer. A must buy for every photography enthusiast, this camera from Leica in collaboration with famous fashion house Hermès is definitely worth its $12,950 price tag. The limited edition Leica M7 “Hermès Edition” (100 in orange and 100 in green) kit includes an Hermes-adorned M7 35mm film rangefinder, a Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH wide-angle lens, a matching classic round lens hood, a Leicavit M rapid winder and an Hermès leather carrying strap. Residing in a beautiful linen-covered, silk-lined box, this new camera is truly a class apart. What is more, the body of the rangefinder is covered in supple “Swift” calfskin which is, hand-wrapped after a long tanning process, giving the camera a luxurious feel.
The silver chrome 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M lens is equally fantastic. Leica actually created a new production process to silver anodize the lens’ aluminum alloy barrel and rings; with the result that the silver chrome ‘Lux is the same weight as the black anodized version.
The beautiful limited edition camera is currently available at Adorama.
[Gizmodo And Purseblog]