Leica Camera has announced a limited edition M10-P “Reporter” as a homage to press photographers.
The M10-P Reporter features a dark green design and Kevlar covering, a high-strength synthetic fiber used in ballistic-protective clothing. This Kevlar covering will gradually turn the same color as its top and base plates through exposure to sunlight, “developing its own patina, which means that each camera will become a unique signature of its owner.” Leica M10-P Reporter sells for $8,795.00 and is limited to 450 units. No word on whether there will be a subsequent Lenny Kravitz version.
My Question: is there a guy who sits at a desk in Wetzlar tasked with thinking up shit like this that will drive us crazy?
The Leica M10-P Reporter in pre-patina state