A new Leica MP "Blue Stain" limited edition camera (only 10 pieces produced) is now available for sale at Meister Camera in Germany for €10,840. More pictures and additional information after the break:
On the occasion of the ten-year existence of the Leica Store Berlin we present a second special series of the Leica M. This time we have a Leica MP manufactured. The Leica Summilux-M 1: 1.4 / 50mm ASPH "BLUE STAIN" is limited to 20 pieces, and the cycle is now complete, as is the sister model, the Leica Monochrome "BLUE STAIN" is limited to ten copies worldwide.
The camera housing with all controls as well as the complete version of the Summilux-M 1.4 / 50mm ASPH. Are neither lacquered nor chromium-plated, but are treated with blue lacquer. Blue Stain (german: "Blaubeize") is an intermediate step in production and stretches as the carrier surface for a later painting. Instead of the varnish we sealed the blue stain two times. This gives the combination a unique look which, on the one hand, subtly underscores the tool character, but on the other hand it also gives a subtle elegance. Each of the 10 cameras has a slightly different "pickling" and is absolutely individual.
The housing cover made of glove-soft, gray full cowhide completes the set visually and haptically harmoniously.
Another highlight at the Leica MP is the black frame counter with red engravings. There were only a few, very early black-painted Leica M3 housings, which were black-insulated.
This edition is also a tribute to the city of Berlin. By renouncing any color design in the engravings of the camera and the lens, a habitus which seemed almost unfinished at first glance was created, which forms an optical bridge to the constantly changing and further developing metropolis of Berlin.