"The thought of killing beautiful birds for a camera makes our skin crawl. Leica should follow the lead of H&M, Victoria’s Secret, and Nike and ditch exotic skins. The look of ostrich skin can easily be duplicated without killing any animals, and with so many synthetic materials available today, there’s no excuse for using real animal skins..." Read the rest at Thephoblographer.
After the first limited edition “Le Mans”, Leica will release a new X1 limited edition in Japan with black leather embossed ostrich. Only 80 pieces will be produced and the price will be around 230,000 yen or USD 2,400: