The Leica M9 Neiman Marcus limited edition (part 2)

Here is a picture of the new Leica M9 Neiman Marcus limited edition:

The price will be $17,500.00 (including a Summicron-M 35mm f2.0 ASPH lens, ostrich leather strap, a personal letter from Leica CEO Alfred Schopf and a private training and orientation session).

Here is the full product description from

"With exquisite craftsmanship, premium digital technology, and the international pedigree of photography leader Leica, this gift is simply one of the finest cameras in the world. Limited to a worldwide edition of just 50, the Leica M9 Neiman Marcus Edition is the only camera that combines the classic Leica M shooting experience with the latest digital technology. It also is the world's only digital rangefinder camera with interchangeable lenses and a full-frame 18 megapixel sensor to capture ultrahigh resolution images. It is a true connoisseur's camera for photographers who value ultraprecise manual focusing and relish taking personal control of the creative process.

The rugged Leica M body and matching Summicron-M 35mm f2.0 ASPH lens are finished in classic chrome. The body is covered in luxurious brown ostrich leather trim with a matching ostrich leather strap. The high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD screen is protected by sapphire cover glass. Each lens and body is numbered, and your gift can be personalized with an engraved signature; please order by October 15, 2010, for holiday delivery. A three-year warranty covers accidental damage. A full suite of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 digital editing software–and a personal letter from Leica CEO Alfred Schopf and certificate of authenticity–are included. Your gift can be personally delivered by a Leica photography expert and include a private training and orientation session."

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  • Wow, a personal letter from the CEO. Must be worth a couple grand by itself. I’ve got an idea:

  • Wonder what they conver in the private sessions . . . I have to admit the silver chrome is nice since that matches all of the other silver chrome leica lenses that I own. But I can’t deal with the brown leather.

  • Nobody Special

    Wait just a minute……..a personal letter from Alfred Schopf?

    Boy I guess Leica does communicate to Leica owners – as long as you drop a cool $17.5K for the privilege…and lo and behold, there is the Silver finish Leica owners who actually use the cameras have been asking for.

    Thus Leica continues on with it’s quest to prove that it’s happy taking care of the well healed client, but drags it’s feet with the Leica user. Oh, does it take R lenses? Thought not.

  • get real

    Does it come with the nice finger print on the viewfinder like in the photo. Who does their product shots, greasy fingers?

  • M!

    let me guess, $17.5k and you get fake ostrich leather?

  • ZoetMB

    For $17,500, the person who comes to your home to “train” you better be a Victoria’s Secret model!

  • Tomra

    omg this leica is so laughable,
    i am visiting this site only for laugh.

    Even better then at mac fanboys forum discusing what underwear Stevie Jobs wear that they can wear it too.

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