Recently, we covered the special, limited edition model of the Leica CL compact system. It was made to celebrate the 100th founding anniversary of the Bauhaus Art School.
What did they make this time around?
The brand new model is part of a limited edition set. They are calling it the Drifter set. The camera is called the Leica M Monochrom. This limited edition camera comes with faux python skin. It has been designed by the musician Lenny Kravitz.
The official announcement by Leica goes something like this:
The striking special edition set celebrates Kravitz’s dedication to visual storytelling and pays homage to his inspired, nomadic lifestyle. A self-proclaimed drifter himself, the attractive set was designed with Kravitz’s vision of being a free spirit, always on the road and open to adventure — ingredients that ignite visual storytelling.
People buying this set will be delighted to see a Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH, and a Leica APO-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 ASPH lens.
What’s the deal with Kravitz?
The designer, Kravitz has been an avid fan of the brand since he got his first Leica camera from his father. Here’s what he had to say about all this:
When I started shooting, I jumped in head first with the same energy that I did with music. I just went for it; I opened my heart and my eyes, and since then, photography has brought so much joy and fulfillment to my life. With photography, I am able to bottle a piece of time in a photo. That moment then lives on afterward and never dies. I love that.
The set also comes with a leather carrying strap that is vegan.
As for the availability, only 125 sets of the Leica M Monochrom “Drifter” will be ever made. The set will cost around $23,950 USD and will be available at select Leica stores and Boutiques near you.