Today, Leica has announced a new special edition set. The Leica M-A “Titan” Set, limited to just 250 pieces worldwide, combines an all-mechanical M-A analog film camera and high-performing APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens, with both in matching titanium. Not just a titanium finish or surface treatment, all external parts are machined out of solid titanium, resulting in extreme durability with less weight. Twice as hard as aluminum, and 45% lighter than brass, titranium is one of the toughest and long-lasting metals available.
Leica has an established history of titanium limited editions, starting with the M6 TTL “Titanium” in 2001, and producing five more over the ensuing 20 years. Most have been film cameras, with the exception of the M9 Titan introduced in 2010 and the M-P (Typ 240) Titanium Set in 2016 . For this iteration, they've gone back to basics with the Leica M-A, a purely mechanical and timeless camera.
The camera is paired up with a matching 50mm APO-Summicron-M, the current standard for 50mm optical performance in the M System. Designed with a classic 1956 throwback styling that was first introduced on the LHSA 50 APO in 2017, the lens is a stunner in titanium with contrasting black and red engravings.
Pricing, Ordering and Availability
The Leica M-A “Titan” Set with APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH will start shipping soon, priced at $19,995. As with other launches of limited run Leica M sets, these will go quickly and be unavailable afterwards. If you are interested in ordering the set, you should do so sooner rather than later. You can do so at Leica Store Miami by clicking the button below, calling 305-921-4433 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leica is excited to introduce a classic analogue camera set with elegant and robust titanium parts.
The Leica M-A “Titan” set marks the sixth time Leica has released a limited-edition with a titanium exterior – thereby continuing a tradition that first started with the Leica M6 TTL “Titanium” in 2001. Distinguished by a look that is as elegant as it is exclusive, this set combines the timeless appeal of the analogue Leica M-A camera with the classic design of the APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH. lens.
To create this high-end ensemble, key components of the camera and lens are milled from solid titanium – a material known for its exceptional tensile strength, low weight and corrosion resistance. This imbues the camera and lens with an even greater resilience and longevity, as well as a unique appearance that is impossible to achieve with any other material.
As a purely mechanical 35mm film camera, the Leica M-A relies neither on batteries nor data connections. It is the epitome of Leica’s philosophy to concentrate on the essential: a return to photography in its purest form. The sophisticated design of the special edition is enhanced by the classic ‘Ernst Leitz Wetzlar’ script on the top plate. The set includes the legendary APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH. lens whose external components are also made of titanium. This acclaimed lens which represents the pinnacle of full frame lens design has an appearance which is modeled after the very first 50mm Summicron-M lens introduced in 1956, and is complete with its round titanium lens hood. The set comes in a singular presentation box with an inner lining of black silk.
The Leica M-A “Titan” set is limited to 250 units worldwide. Both the camera and lens feature engravings with their respective special-edition serial numbers. The Leica M-A “Titan” set is available exclusively at Leica Stores and the Leica Online Store.
KEY BENEFITS AND FEATURES:
- Limited to 250 sets worldwide.
- Special edition number included on each camera and lens.
- The APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH. lens has an appearance which is modeled after the very first 50mm Summicron-M lens introduced in 1956.
- Titanium is 45% lighter and 25% harder than brass.
- Titanium is twice as hard as aluminum.