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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Super Rare $37K White Leica M9-P ~ "The Unicorn"

The white Leica M9-P (with a silver 50mm f/0.95 noctilux lens) is a very limited edition of the digital rangefinder.

Only 50 will be sold, each at $37K only in Japan. It’s so rare, some are calling it the Unicorn.

Info on the Leica 50mm f 0.95 Noctilux:
According to Stefan Daniel, Leica’s director for product management, “The Noctilux 0.95/50 is one of the most demanding lenses currently in production, and we can only assign production and assembly to the most experienced and skilled people in the whole company”. It is also the most expensive lens in the M and S ranges ($11,000 USD).  It may therefore come as a bit of a surprise to learn that it’s also one of the most in-demand lenses, with a waiting list of up to a year. Although the lens itself takes 16 hours to assemble by hand, it’s the raw materials and optics, some of which have a rumoured 12-month period to cool from being cast, which add to the length of time required. There is some very exotic glass used in this lens.
 [via British Journal of Photography]

• World's Fastest-Aperture Lens @ f/0.95
• State-of-the-Art Optics and Mechanics
• Amazing Quality Throughout Focal Range
• 2 Aspherical / Rear Floating Elements

Here's the all white Leica M8
*click on image to bigify*

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