Last Updated on January 22, 2020
If you’re a serious camera collector, you probably own at least one Leica camera in your collection. The German camera manufacturer is, after all, known for creating beautiful cameras that look as good in photos as they are in taking them.
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Just over a week after Leica released the “Ghost Edition” of its iconic M10-P rangefinder camera, it has announced yet another limited edition variant, this time in all white. Here’s what we know:
The Leica M10-P “White” was inspired from the M8
In 2009, Leica released its first “White Edition” camera with the Leica M8, which became a hit among camera collectors and enthusiasts. 10 years later, the camera manufacturer released another “White Edition,” only this time for the Leica M10-P camera.
The new color option for the popular rangefinder camera has white genuine leather trims, white top and bottom plates, and even white lettering in its ISO and shutter speed dials. It also comes with a white case for the lens and a white leather strap to complete its all-white theme.
The Leica M10-P “White” is limited edition
As if the hype for its unique all-white color isn’t enough, Leica also announced that its “White Edition” Leica M10-P camera would be limited edition. In fact, only 350 kits will be made and sold worldwide together with a silver chrome version of the popular Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens with its engravings in white to match the rest of the body. Each of these cameras will come with a serial number unique only to this collection adding to its exclusivity.
The Leica M10-P “White” is exceptionally discreet
Although Leica marketed the M10-P “White” as just another color option for this range of cameras, it also has some features that make it a must-have for camera enthusiasts. Both the camera and lens has the same technical specifications as the standard M10-P model using only the most basic camera functions.
But the “White” edition is also known for being exceptionally discreet where it boasts of the quietest shutter release of all M-Cameras Leica has ever built. It shutter is almost inaudible that it’s the perfect camera to bring to where the heart of the action is. The M10-P “White” camera also embodies the true M-Philosophy of all Leica M-Cameras.
The Leica M10-P “White” is complemented with the right lens
To complete the experience, Leica chose its Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens to complement its M10-P “White” camera. Over the years, this lens has been proven to deliver exceptional performance no matter the setting, distance or aperture. Known as a universal lens, the Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens is perfect for just about any situation.
Is the Leica M10-P “White” price camera worth the investment?
Priced at $14,500, the Leica M10-P “White” camera may be a bit pricey, but it’s definitely worth the investment. Whether you’re a serious camera collector who wants to get your hands on a limited edition piece or a professional photographer looking for a camera that looks good and performs efficiently, the Leica M10-P “White” camera really hits all the right marks for excellence.