Leica has teamed up with musician, actor and designer Lenny Kravitz, to realized a special camera edition set: the Leica M-P ‘CORRESPONDENT’ by Lenny Kravitz for Kravitz Design. The edition comprises a Leica M-P digital rangefinder camera and two fast classics from the range of Leica lenses – the Leica Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. and the Leica Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. – delivered as a set in a bespoke case. The special edition is strictly limited to 125 sets worldwide and will be available from March 2015.
Leica’s collaboration with Lenny Kravitz was born out of the artist’s passion for photography. The first camera Kravitz ever used was his father’s Leicaflex which he received at age 21, as a gift from his father.
The unique, distinctive design of the Leica M-P ‘CORRESPONDENT’ by Lenny Kravitz for Kravitz Design set was created in reminiscence of this beautifully aged Leica camera. For instance, the glossy black enamel of the camera and the two lenses have been intentionally aged in homage would usually point to many years of constant use. To achieve this look, every camera and lens of the edition was ‘aged’ entirely by hand to create absolutely unique individual products.
Another characteristic feature of the edition sets is the unusual trim of the Leica M-P cameras in the finest-quality yet very durable snakeskin – naturally from controlled sources that are not subject to species conservation regulations. This material in premium glossy black is also used for the camera strap and wrist strap that are included in the sets.
The price for the Leica M-P ‘CORRESPONDENT’ by Lenny Kravitz for Kravitz Design is set at $24,500 USD. The limit edition camera will be sold only in Leica boutiques.
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