M (typ 246) + 35mm f/2 Summicron Stealth Edition
Rangefinder Camera Kit
The Leica M Monochrom special “Stealth Edition” was designed by Marcus Wainwright, founder and owner of the acclaimed fashion label “rag & bone" and is limited to only 125 world wide. Marcus Wainwright’s design concept is the individual perfection of existing icons. In the case of the M Monochrom “Stealth Edition,” this means taking the discreet unobtrusiveness of the camera to the extreme. A special scratch-resistant, matte paint is used to make the surface finish as black as possible.
Accompanying it in matching jet-black, the leather trim of the camera is made from an extremely smooth fullgrain cowhide that also offers excellent grip. As a striking visual counterpoint, the most important engravings on the camera and lens are intentionally highlighted with a special fluorescent paint that glows in the dark. This enables faster setting of the aperture or focusing of the lens in low-light situations. The set includes a comfortable black fabric carrying strap, a metal front cap for the lens, and a certificate of authenticity. The lens included in the set has the classic street photographer’s focal length of 35 mm and is finished with the same special paint as the camera body – a striking-yet-subtle matte black. The lens impresses with high imaging performance and uniquely pleasing bokeh.
Despite its high speed and exceptional image quality, its dimensions are astoundingly compact. Paired with this lens, the Leica M cameras become extremely compact, versatile and elegant photographic tools. The Summicron-M features a rectangular, fullmetal lens hood with a screw mount. A screw-on protector ring is provided to protect the filter threads of the lens when the hood is not in use.
Black-and-white photography with unrivaled speed: with the Leica Maestro, the Leica M Monochrom not only features the same high-performance processor as its counterpart with color vision, the Leica M, but also offers the extra speed reserves of a 2 GB buffer memory. This enables sequential shooting at three times the speed of the previous model – with pictures in the exceptional M quality photographers expect. The pictures are instantaneously available for display in review mode and written as JPEG files and/or RAW data in DNG format to the memory card.