Leica has announced the release of the Leica M10-P Safari Edition Camera and the accompanying Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Safari Edition Lens.
What began in 1960 with the Leica M1 “Olive” manufactured for the German armed forces went on to become a story of legends in the camera world.
While the subsequent olive green M3 and M4 cameras were manufactured exclusively for military use, 1977 saw the appearance of the olive green Leica R3 “Safari” camera in response to increasing demand from private customers.
This special edition was followed by a series of popular successors: the M6 TTL “Safari” in 2000, the M8.2 “Safari” in 2008 and, in 2015, the M-P (Typ 240) “Safari”.
Today, the Leica M10-P Edition “Safari” camera and the matching Leica Summicron-M 50 f/2 Edition “Safari” premium lens finished in olive green paint carry that history forward and represent a perfect symbiosis of functionality and design. All visible metallic components of the camera and lens are elaborately machined from solid brass. The premium olive green paint finish makes the camera and lens resistant to handling blemishes and scratches and provides enduring protection against external influences such as chemicals and UV light.
This is first time in the history of Leica Camera that an M-Lens has been offered in this now legendary olive green finish.
The iconic olive green cameras have become a mainstay of Leica’s history and extensive product portfolio, and these special models are enormously popular among Leica collectors and enthusiasts alike.
There will only be 1,500 M10-P cameras up for sale worldwide and only 500 of the matching lens.