Leica Gold MP – People’s Republic of China 60th Anniversary Edition

Leica isn’t renowned for its flashy eye-catching colours.

Quality cameras, yes – garish colour schemes, no.

That seems to have all changed in honour of the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.

Just check out the 24 carat gold-plated snapper that’s limited to a run of 60.

Each of these golden wonders will be hallmarked with a year between 1949 and 2009, the Golden Camera is encased in red calfskin, bears an inscription of Mao Zedong’s favorite slogan, and sports a Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 lens.

You also get a nice wooden box to hide it under your bed in.

It’ll be sold exclusively in mainland China at an eye-watering cost of 199,900 Chinese Yuan (£18,099.94) a piece.

For the less flamboyant, Leica is also releasing limited editions of the M8.2 and D-Lux 4 models without the gold and other silliness.

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