Leica M Edition 100

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Calling all Leica Collectors. There are only 101 sets of this limited edition being produced. Each country is assigned very limited sets. Have you placed your orders yet?

 

Leica Camera AG is celebrating 100 years of Leica photography this year. On the occasion of this special anniversary, a unique commemorative centennial set was introduced: the Leica M Edition 100.

As the first Leica special edition of its kind, the Leica M Edition 100 brings together a purely mechanical rangefinder camera for film photography, the Leica M-A with a digital Leica M Monochrom in one set. The combination of these two cameras is uniquely symbolic; as homage to the origins of Leica 35mm photography and in particular, black-and-white photographs.

The Leica M-A, with technical specifications based on the currently available Leica MP film camera, is a direct descendent of the Ur-Leica. Many of the elements Oskar Barnack invented for the Ur-Leica are revisited in this new camera, including the fabric focal-plane shutter, the accessory shoe and removable baseplate and of course built for using film.

Alternatively, the second camera, the Leica M Monochrom, is the contemporary variation of the theme composed a century ago by Oskar Barnack. As the world’s first camera was conceived exclusively for black-and-white 35mm digital photography, it carries the traditions into the digital age featuring a sensor specifically designed for this purpose.

The set also includes three Leica Summilux-M lenses with focal lengths of 28, 35 and 50 mm. Renowned for their combination of extremely compact size, speed and exceptional imaging quality; they ideally reflect the characteristic which contributed to the establishment of the brand as a legend.

For the first time ever, visible metallic elements on these Leica cameras and lenses in this set are made from solid stainless steel; a material that is extremely difficult to work with. A special protective coating applied by a Swiss company protects the exposed surfaces against finger marks. Resistant and durable in equal measure, this material guarantees enduring value preservation and lends the products a refined silky sheen. The premium appearance of both camera bodies is further complemented by the application of a special black leather trim.

The M centennial set will be supplied in a black anodized aluminium case constructed by Rimowa especially for Leica. Inside, the case is subdivided into compartments precisely tailored to the individual components of the set and lined with real leather in black. The set also includes Kodak TRI-X 400 black-and-white film for use with the Leica M-A. Special engraving on the top plate of the body commemorates the centennial, as do the unique serial numbers that end with the four digits of the years between 1914 and 2014.

The Leica M Edition 100 is strictly limited to 101 sets for the entire global market, and currently only 1 set in made available in Malaysia. None of the items contained in the sets will be available as separate items.

For more information about the Leica M Edition 100, please contact:

Johann Affendy Mahfoor | Johann.Affendy@leica-camera.com | +6013-666 1140

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  1. that we would get the special eitdion.That I didn’t go postal at losing an hour and a half on something that would shortly be redundant shows how much I love A Christmas Story. This 1983 classic is not just a heartwarming little story about a loving (if bickery) family in the dour America of the late 1940s, but a hysterical comedy about what it’s like to be a kid at Christmas.Ralphie Parker’s (Peter Billingsley) Christmas wishes are simple: a official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle with a compass and a thing that tells time. But his mom says he’ll shoot his eye out. So Ralphie begins a quiet crusade to get it as a present he writes an essay on it and even asks Santa, only to get the same terrible reply: You’ll shoot your eye out. As the days tick down to Christmas with no sign of an air rifle Ralphie hits other obstacles when he clashes with bullies, says the mother of all dirty words, and watches his parents battle it out over a tacky major award (leg lamp). But there are surprises in store for the Parker family on Christmas morning and some of them involve smelly bloodhounds.Yes, the plot is pretty simple it’s the delivery that makes it special. It’s narrated by an adult Ralphie who offers his slightly sardonic take on everything ( We plunged into the cornucopia quivering with desire and the ecstasy of unbridled avarice ), mingled with a hint of nostalgia. And it’s completely tuned in to how kids think, and how a toy can seem like the most important thing in the world.Fortunately the scriptwriters never condescend to the audience by adding some kind of syrupy message after all, real life doesn’t work that way. Instead there are all sorts of classic moments the leg lamp, Chinese turkey, the terrifying visit to Santa ( HOOOO HOOOO HOOO! ), and Ralphie’s fantasies of defending his family with Ol’ Blue against a bunch of inept, unarmed bandits.And Jean Shepherd the co-writer and narrator of the movie deserves especial credit for bringing this movie to life. He covers the movie with a snowstorm of one-liners and hilarious dialogue: Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of soap. He looks like a pink nightmare! Oh FUUUDDDDGGGE! and others.Billingsley is a little stiff as Ralphie, but gives the portrayal of this everykid his charming, slightly frenetic best. Melinda Dillon and Darin McGavin are the comic geniuses here, with their slightly kooky but loving parents (one of the highlights is Dillon’s show me how the piggies eat! scene, and McGavin’s revolted response), and there’s an array of very convincing bullies and classmates too. A Christmas Story didn’t get much notice when it came out in 1983. But now it’s one of the quintessential holiday movies, and a must-see at Christmastime. HOOOOO HOOOOO HOOOO

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