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The Leica M Edition “Leica 60” became the darling of this past Photokina. Leica had the audacity to launch a digital camera with no LCD screen and no menus, epitomizing Leica’s rallying cry of Das Wesentliche, the essentials. Commemorating 60 years since the iconic Leica M3 changed the landscape of photography in 1954, the Leica M Edition 60 is limited to just 600 sets worldwide.

It is even more gorgeous in person than in photos. Machined from solid stainless steel, the camera has a substantial heft and feels like it will last just about forever. Housed inside the masterpiece of industrial design, again a collaboration with Audi Design, is all the modern trappings of the M-P (Typ 240), complete with 24MP CMOS sensor and 2GB of buffer RAM.

Leica Store Miami received its first delivery of this limited edition set and we had to opportunity to do a complete unboxing, thanks to a very nice customer who was picking up the camera in store. Check out the gallery below for the complete unboxing:

Included with the camera is a matching stainless steel 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH FLE, stainless steel caps and lens shade, a gray leather half case with strap, lens cloth, hardbound instruction booklet, certificate of authenticity, and of course, white gloves complete with Leica logo. Even the box is cool, with rounded ends and nice textured finish. All this can be yours for $18,500.

If you want to get your own Leica M Edition “Leica 60”, place a pre-order with Leica Store Miami. While the first batch of these limited sets are all spoken for, Leica Store Miami expects to receive more in the coming weeks. With any questions, call 305-921-4433 or email.

Okay, this camera is so stunning, we just couldn’t stop taking pictures. Enjoy some more below!

One Response

  1. John Lou Miles

    I saw a few photos of this online but from the front only, I had no idea there are no rear controls or LCD! If I had the money to buy this if there is no doubt I’d use it as my main camera, limited edition be damned! Best of both film and digital in one camera. One could only hope Leica makes a branch of 240s in this same configuration for those who would enjoy shooting with no LCD.


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