You know Leica camera? And you know tablet tennis, AKA ping pong, bat/paddle? Ok, good. Now imagine the rubber thingy, specifically, the pimple style, found on a tablet tennis racket on a Leica camera and that, ladies and gentlemen, would be the Special Edition Leica M-P ‘Grip’ as designed by artist Rolf Sachs. Nothing particularly spectacular here, to be honest. It is just some added style in stunning red with the practicality of improved grip as offered by pimple rubber. Well, if the pimple rubber does good in a ball game, I am sure it has the right grip too, right? Apparently so, according to Sachs. However, with the pimple rubber comes an inherent problem: dust and dirt accumulation in between the pimple. But not to worry, Leica and Sachs have you covered.
Each of this £12,500 (about US$15,190) digital camera will come with a pair of brushes designed specifically for cleaning the unique textured area. In addition of the cleaning brushes, the camera will come bundle with a Summilux-M 35mm f1.4 ASPH lens and a SF40 flash unit, along with a hard carry case to protect your prized possession. In addition to the striking red rubber grip, this particular M-P camera also gets a matching red accent can also be found on the engraved markings on the top plate dials, the distance scale, as well as on the focal length markings on the barrel of the lens.
Only 79 units will be made available worldwide this November, but with a five-figure sticker, we hardly think it will be flying off the shelves. Then again, if you are a huge Leica fan with very high disposal income and has no qualm about the extra maintenance work of cleaning the textured rubber, you may want to secure one as soon as it is available.
Images courtesy of Leica Camera AG.
Additional image via Rolf Sachs.
via DP Review