Leica M10-P Ghost Edition for Hodinkee +
35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH Matt-Gray
Full-frame Digital Rangefinder Camera Body & Wide-angle Prime Lens
Limited to only 250 sets worldwide, kitted here are the limited "Ghost" Edition M10-P and matching 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH. lens from Leica with an aesthetic design that echoes Hodinkee's expertise on high-end mechanical wrist watch.
This special edition "Ghost" Leica M10-P comes dressed in concrete-grey tanned cowhide leather with the top and base plates finished in complementary warm matte gray lacquer. The control buttons and dials features a silver-chrome finish with white-inlaid engravings. This unique-looking edition remains the sleek and minimalisitc digital rangefinder camera that features enhanced still imaging capabilities as well as the quietest shutter of any film or digital M-series camera. The pairing of a redeveloped 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor enables the M10-P to capture high-resolution imagery with an extended dynamic range to a high sensitivity of ISO 50000, and a continuous shooting rate of 5 fps.
Sharing the same slim body profile as its sibling model, the M10, the M10-P features a larger 0.73x-magnification optical viewfinder which allows greater ease and accuracy in composition and focusing. For achieving those perfectly level horizons, a level gauge is built in to aid. A dedicated ISO dial is incorporated for fast adjustment whether the camera is turned on or off and the rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD features a Gorilla Glass cover to guard against scratching and light impacts. Built for long lasting use, the top and bottom plates of this sturdy camera are constructed from brass, while the chassis is built from magnesium alloy. In addition, an integrated Wi-Fi module in the M10-P enables wireless sharing and remote camera control from a linked mobile device.
The accompanying Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens from Leica combines with the M10-P to deliver a versatility and high-performance for a variety of photographic applications. This lens is characterised by a unique design reminiscent of the first vintage diving watch acquired by Hodinkee's CEO, Benjamin Clymer. It features a matte-gray finish with white-inlaid engraving. A black lens quiver and a matching silver-coloured carrier strap completes the ensemble.
This popular wide-angle lens features a fast f/1.4 aperture and the 9-elements-in-5-group design maintains its compact form. An aspherical surface helps to combat aberrations. The lens features Leica's 6-bit coding for sending metadata to digital M cameras, allowing for proper frame lines to be shown as well as proper digital correction of lens aberrations to be done in camera. It is capable of focusing as close as 0.7m and close up performance is improved through the inclusion of a floating element in the design. The aperture also uses nine blades for smooth out-of-focus areas. Additionally, 46mm screw-on filters can be used and a lens hood is included to limit flare.