Monday, 16 February 2009

123 Cheers!

Such a B-E-A-U-T-Y!! !! Did I ever mention I am a sucker for camera? Gosh! Sweet!

Leica M8.2 Special Edition "Safari"

Limited Edition of 500 example only.

With a production run limited to only 500 units , this special-edition "Safari" includes as well as the olive green painted LEICA M8.2 and the silver anodised finished LEICA ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH.lens, an exclusive Billingham camera case and an elegant carrying strap, bearing an embossed Leica logo. The inspiration for the olive green paint has been the M cameras supplied by Leitz to the, "Bundeswehr" (German Army) in the 1960's as well as the LEICA R3 "Safari", both of which are much sought after today and therefore very expensive.

The top cover, bottom plate, camera back and the leatherette „VULKANIT" covering are all coated with a resistant olive green paint finish, which provides a pleasant touch and grip. The top cover is also engraved with the traditional Leica script. All operational elements are finished in silver chrome and therefore match with the silver anodised lens.

Billingham Combination Bag M „Safari"
The English Specialist manufacturer of high quality camera cases, Billingham, has produced exclusively for the new Edition „Safari" the matching bag in olive green with tan coloured top-grain leather trim. The Billingham Combination Bag M „Safari" is made of water resistant fabric „FibreNyte" and can take the complete „Safari" Set as well as further lenses and accessories.