A week ago, Leica released a new special-edition M Monochrom rangefinder named after late rock ‘n’ roll photographer Jim Marshall. Jim Marshall photographed The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash and Miles Davis, among others, presumably with a Leica. Marshall died in 2010.
The Leica M 246 Jim Marshall Edition Leica M Monochrom shoots only black-and-white. It comes with a 50mm f1.4 ASPH lens. Both the camera and lens are finished in brass with Jim Marshall’s signature on the camera’s top plate. There will only be 50 models of the Marshall Edition available, each at the cost of $12,950 (about £10,050 and AU$17,400).
Here’s what you’ll get for your measly $12,950 (excluding tax) when you purchase your Jim Marshall Edition Leica:
- Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) in brass
- Summilux-M 50mm f1.4 ASPH brass lens
- Brass lens hood
- Brown leather strap
- Jim Marshall Limited Edition Estate print of “Thelonious Monk at Monterey Jazz Festival 1964′
- “Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival” book with a special dust jacket