Leica M Monochrom “Drifter” by Kravitz Design limited edition camera officially announced

The previoulsy rumored Leica M Monochrom “Drifter” by Kravitz Design limited edition camera is now officially announced:

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Leica M Monochrom “Drifter” by Kravitz Design

Leica Camera is proud to announce the latest special edition camera and second collaboration with world-renowned musician, designer and photographer Lenny Kravitz – the Leica M Monochrom “Drifter” by Kravitz Design. This incredibly unique special edition set consists of an ornate Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) camera finished in sepia-brown paint and wrapped in a vegan python leatherette, two matching sepia-brown paint lenses, two vintage-style brown lens cases, a woven carrying strap adorned with vegan python accents, all-purpose travel accessory pouches and a beautiful yet discreet weekender bag dubbed “The Drifter Traveler”.

This special M Monochrom camera is accompanied by a Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. and APO-Summicron-M 75 mm f/2 ASPH., all finished in the unique sepia-brown paint. The front rim of each lens – along with the camera’s thumb wheel, flash shoe, shutter button and soft release – are made of untreated brass. As a departure from the standard production model, the Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. features a built-in telescoping lens hood, matching the design of its 75 mm counterpart. The unique lens cases included in the set are rigid vintage-inspired quivers that perfectly fit each lens and protect them while in transit. Fitting with the nomadic “Drifter” lifestyle of always being on the road, the set is completed by two all-purpose accessory pouches that can be used for photo equipment or travel essentials, and a lovely “The Drifter Traveler” weekender-style bag to carry it all in.

The unique vegan python leatherette was sourced from Kravitz’s personal friend and revered designer Stella McCartney, known for her dedication to cruelty-free fashion standards.

The Leica M Monochrom “Drifter” is limited to 125 sets worldwide, and will be sold exclusively through Leica Stores and Boutiques. Please note that the set will ship as a “soft bundle” – one box containing the body and two lenses and one box containing the bag, lens cases, and accessory pouches.

Musician, Designer, Photographer, Drifter

Lenny Kravitz, the world-renowned musician and recording artist as well as creator of Kravitz Design, is also a passionate photographer. Having once collaborated with Leica Camera on the M-P “Correspondent” Set, his sophomore creation with Leica is a celebration of his love for black and white photography and passion for adventure. Always on the road and on the move, the “Drifter” Set embodies his nomadic lifestyle and free spirit. Accompanying it will be his new “Drifter” photo exhibition, making its world debut at the Leica Gallery in Wetzlar.

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