New Leica M-P Typ 240 “Canada Edition” set announced

Today Leica Camera announced a new special edition Leica M-P set for Canada’s 150th Anniversary. With only 25 units available, the Leica M-P (Typ 240) “Canada Edition” set will include a special red cowhide leather Leica M-P (Typ 240), a Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0 ASPH lens and a red rope strap.

The set will be available exclusively in North America. Shipping will start in late December 2017. The US price is $10,500. Pre-orders are now open at Leica Store Miami. For all Canadian readers: the set is listed for 13,495 CAD at the Leica Boutique Montreal.

Below is the full press release:

Leica Camera Marks Canada’s 150th Anniversary with Special Edition Leica M-P Set

Leica M-P (Typ 240) “Canada Edition” Set Celebrates Milestone with Commemorative Design Details

November 8, 2017 – Leica Camera is proud to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary with the Leica M-P (Typ 240) “Canada Edition” Set. With only 25 units available, the limited-edition set will include a special red cowhide leather Leica M-P (Typ 240), a Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0 ASPH. lens and a red rope strap. Available exclusively in North America, the set features commemorative design details, including the iconic Canada 150 emblem which consists of 13 diamonds forming an eye-catching maple leaf.

“150 years is an important milestone for the confederation of Canada and we’re honored to mark the momentous occasion with a special set perfect for capturing all the stunning landscapes, scenes and residents that this wonderful country is known for,” said Jim Wagner, Vice President of the Photographic Division at Leica Camera.


The Leica M-P (Typ 240) “Canada Edition” body features a striking silver chrome finish on the top cover and bottom plate, with a rich red cowhide leather enveloping the middle chassis. The top plate is also engraved with the Canada 150 emblem. The four diamond shapes forming the base of the maple leaf on the emblem represent Canada’s four original provinces in 1867 during the Confederation, while the remaining nine diamond formations represent the provinces and territories that have joined since.

The stylish set also includes a Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0 ASPH lens that bears the commemorative Canada 150 emblem as well on the depth of field scale. To tie together the set, the camera and lens are accompanied by a red Leica rope strap.


The technical specifications of the Leica M-P (Typ 240) “Canada Edition” Set are identical to those of the classic Leica M-P (Typ 240) and Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0 ASPH. lens. The Leica M-P (Typ 240) features breath-taking quality, unmatched handling and supreme resolution which, in conjunction with the Leica Maestro processor, enable the camera to produce exceptional imagery. Alongside high speed and impressive image quality, the accompanying Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0 ASPH lens is compact, providing for a remarkable and elegant photographic experience. Perfect for capturing everything from the majestic Canadian Rockies to the bustling streets of Quebec City.

The Leica M-P (Typ 240) “Canada Edition” Set is limited to only 25 sets and will be available at Leica boutiques, stores, and dealers only in North America beginning in late December 2017.

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  • 3foot1

    Well, my wife has a Canadian passport…

  • Steve Matko

    I would have bought it if it had a beaver fur skin, but cow hide?

  • Fly Moon

    Best for the best!

  • mikCND

    Fascinating that Leica hides the fact that it’s a digital camera, so as not to tarnish the traditional luster of photography.

  • John-F

    If you are going to buy this Leica M-P 150th Anniversary “Canada Edition”, you really should buy it in Canada – and my personal favourite Leica store in Canada is Camtec Photo aka The Leica Boutique Montreal. Camtec Photo is one of the oldest and most popular Leica dealers in Montreal. To say its owner Jean Bajardi is very knowledgeable about Leica would be an understatement …
    See: and

    As a plus, Camtec Photo – Leica Boutique is located on 26 Notre-Dame street east, right in the Old Montreal district, very close to Montreal City Hall and many other beautiful buildings with classical old world architecture. In other words, if you go to Montreal, bring your camera! Whether it’s a Leica or not (we’re very open minded in Montreal … 😉

    P.S. For the record, I have no link whatsoever with Camtec

    • I agree, the Leica Boutique Montreal is also a sponsor of this site 🙂

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