Today, Leica Camera has announced the Leica M-P (Typ 240) Set Safari with Silver Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. This set is comprised of the Leica M-P (Typ 240) Safari edition, a silver chrome Leica Summicron-M 35mm/f2 ASPH with matching round metal lens hood, a full grain cowhide carrying strap and matching SD & business card holder. Priced at $9,900, the set represents a savings of over $1,300 when compared to their standard production equivalents. Limited edition sets usually carry a premium, not a savings, so this is a somewhat unique opportunity. 1500 sets will be produced worldwide.
The official press release, from Leica:
Leica’s safari/olive edition cameras date back to 1960 with the Leica M1 ‘Olive‘. Made initially for the military, the safari/olive cameras’ unique color stands out. Over the years, a handful of safari/olive editions were produced. Many of these limited edition cameras are highly prized collectibles.
The Leica M-P Set ‘SAFARI’ has an olive lacquered top cover, leatherette and bottom plate. The shutter speed dial, the On/Off switch, the release button, the hot shoe and some other details have a silver finish. The engraving on the top cover is reminiscent of the first safari camera in 1960 and has the classic Leica logo inscribed on one line and the wording ‘WETZLAR GERMANY’ on the second line. The 35mm /f2 ASPH has a silver chrome finish with a matching classic round metal lens hood. This set comes in a new packaging including a presentation box.
There are 1500 sets available worldwide. The technical data of the camera and lens are identical to the standard versions.
We expect these sets to be available at the end of February 2015. If you have any questions or wish to place an order, you can call at 305-921-4433 or email us.