Leica Monochrom

A unique opportunity to own a very rare camera and lens combination from Leica Boutique BergenCounty! 

Shortly after the groundbreaking  M10 Monochrome was introduced, Leica made a limited run of just 650 copies the “Leitz Wetzlar” edition of the camera, created in honor of Ernst Leitz’s 150th anniversary. It’s distinguished with a special top plate engraved in the classic script/print style of vintage Leica cameras: “Leitz Wetzlar, Made in Germany”, Catalog #20061. 

Since the Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH “Leitz Wetzlar” limited-edition version of the lens was not offered at the same time window as the limited edition camera and only 500 copies of the lens were made, this pairing is especially rare!  

The lens features a specialized engraving on the front of the lens along with an overall monochrome design aesthetic, with gray and white-filled engravings, to elegantly match the M10M camera aesthetic. Catalog #11700 is technically identical to the FLE version of this lens, Catalog #11663

The Leica M10 Monochrome stands for exceptional quality and reliability. Employing Leica’s bespoke 40MP b+w sensor produces digital monochrome imagery with unrivaled sharpness, detail and resolution, even in the most challenging and diverse light conditions. While possessing an exceptionally broad sensitivity range from ISO 160 to ISO 100,000, images display resplendent detail and the finest grain. The enormous sensitivity spectrum allows for capturing the broadest dynamic range. It renders deep detailed blacks in shadows areas and defined, crisp whites in bright highlights, particularly effective when shooting in uneven, high-contrast light. Unobtrusive and elegant for low-profile shooting, The M10 Monochrom lives in a discreet looking, pared back body. The strict omission of any color-inlaid engravings further emphasizes the camera’s monochrome character. The camera’s almost inaudible shutter allows for the most discreet and sublime photography, drawing no attention to the photographer and the key to the silent capture of intimacy

 The Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux M ASPH II is characterized by exceptionally brilliant contrast, superb resolution and detail rendition, and virtually coma-free images. The complex optical design—which includes an aspherical lens surface—produces an image quality that’s unsurpassed in compact 35mm lenses, even at full aperture.

This iteration of the 35 Summilux features a floating lens element [FLE ] design, meaning that lenses behind the aperture blades are constructed as a floating group, that changing position relative to the front lens group while focusing achieving optimal performance at in the close focusing range. The new full-metal, rectangular, screw-mount lens hood contributes significantly to this lens’s compact dimensions. Like all modern Leica M lenses, it has “6-bit” coding, allowing digital M cameras to “know” read which lens is in use and then apply optimal  “final-stage” software-based  corrections that further enhance state of the art optical performance. 

This unregistered body and lens set with full factory warranty is offered at $13,995 . The body is in excellent+ condition, the lens is mint. Give us a call if you have any questions or would like to learn more. 201-664-4113