This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, a celebration of photographic excellence named after Oskar Barnack (1879–1936), the inventor of the Leica. Oskar, armed with his 35 mm still film Leica, reported on the floods in Wetzlar in 1920, considered to be a journalistic first.
Now Leica are releasing a limited edition of their highly regarded M10-P: the M10-P “Reporter”. The company has a long history of providing reporters with cameras for field use with such models as the Leica 250 of 1933 that could handle 250 exposures, to the Leica MP of 1956 with its Leicavit rapid winder.
The Reporter features a scratch-resistant finish with an ultra strong Kevlar trim which when exposed to natural UV rays over time will eventually turn the same colour as the top and base plate. The green theme continues through with engravings inlaid in light green as well.
Technically, there are no changes over the M10-P apart from numbers produced—Leica are only going to produce 450 of the M10-P “Reporter” so you’ll probably need to get in quick if you want one of these relatively rare cameras.
Price: $12,700.00 AUD ($8,795.00 USD / £7,100.00 GBP)
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