Friday, June 08, 2012

$50,000 Limited Edition Hermès Leica M9-P

$50,000 Limited Edition Hermès Leica M9-P, article.

Good bless collectors, without them the camera industry would be in much more trouble.

Imagine this, they have actually changed the design for this special edition, like removing the hot shoe! I approve, it looks great.

It also includes an outstanding lens collection:

  • A Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/ 2 ASPH
  • A Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH
  • A Leica APO-Summicron-M 90 mm f/ 2 ASPH

Top-notch glass all, cream of the cream. 

I'm not sure it'll add up to fifty grand for everybody. And admittedly digital cameras tend to age faster. But still, I doubt anybody buys this for *use*. Though if they try it, they'll have a quite superior camera system, for the next several years. 


Anonymous said...

Good bless collectors, without them the camera industry would be in much more trouble.

If all these collectors are doing is putting their cameras on shelves or in display cases, maybe the industry should be allowed to die.

Rob Page said...

If I had that kind of money I might buy one and have a contest to give it away to some talented but poor photographer.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Or buy ten Nikon D800's with a couple lenses each. Much better value for money, technically.

Mike Johnston once pointed out that the entry-level Canon DSLR was at least as good as the Leica M8. Now, the M9 took a huge leap up technically, it's outstanding, but I think the D800 is at least as good technically and beats it well in features.

Of course people don't buy Leica for "features", sure.

Lew Dale said...

I'd want one - I mean the M8 - because it looks like a camera rather than a big hunk of plastic. That's what turns me off digital cameras, really, despite the fact they're better now than film and way more convenient.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Yes, I hear you. That's one of the things which attracted me to the Olympus OM-D, silver version. Blogged about it too. It looks like a machine, not a toy.

John Doe said...

Partly it might be that because they go out of day so quickly most people don't see the sense in paying the extra you'd have to pay for something out of metal.

Now cameras have pretty much peaked for the average point-and-shoot snapshot kind of photogapher so why not sell them with nicer looking metal casings?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Pretty good point, John.

Cool name there. I wonder how many are actually named that.