Leica introduces their M-System portfolio, which was designed in collaboration with artist and photographer Rolf Sachs.
New Leica M-P (Typ 240) ‘grip‘ by Rolf Sachs (Leica M-P camera and the fast classic lens Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH.), unites legendary rangefinder technology with creative product design. The combination of unusual materials in an eye-catching choice of colour and classic design lends the camera a unique look and makes the Leica M-P ‘grip‘ by Rolf Sachs a true collector’s item.
In his Leica M-P ‘grip‘ by Rolf Sachs concept the artist focused on the Leica M-P rangefinder camera in black paint finish modifying features of its design to create the unique style that he envisaged. For the body trim, Sachs chose a material that is usually used in the production of table tennis bats. Applied to the camera body, the red nubs of this rubber trim lend the otherwise plain and simple appearance of the camera a uniquely striking look – while also creating an entirely new haptic experience.
Various individual elements on the top deck of the camera are matched to the colour scheme of the Leica M-P ‘grip‘ by Rolf Sachs – the engravings on the accessory shoe, the shutter speed dial, the on/off switch, the video button and the style of the shutter release button are now picked out in red, rather than white.
A ‘Rolf Sachs’ logo graces the back of the top deck as a signature of the designer. The engravings on the lens are also partially picked out in a shade of red.
The Leica M-P ‘grip‘ by Rolf Sachs set comes in a black case containing the camera, the lens, a carrying strap and a Leica SF 40 flash. The special edition also includes a special brush for cleaning the camera trim and a premium-quality brush for cleaning the exposed parts of the set.
This special edition is strictly limited to only 79 sets for the worldwide market andis available exclusively at select Leica Stores.