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 (Â£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.