Better act fast if you want the limited edition “Drifter” camera from Leica because they are only making 125 sets. The kit includes a Leica Monchrom camera, a 28mm 2.0 Summicron ASPH, a 75mm 2.0 Summicron ASPH, a special bag and lens cases and strap. It is in stock now for $23,950.
I think this is one of the more interesting limited edition sets that Leica has offered. Clearly Lenny Kravitz had more input on the set that the Leica marketing team did. It is unique and will appeal to a different clientele than normal Leica cameras usually do.
Nothing against Lenny Kravitz but I wish Leica hadn’t chosen him for a special edition because they had already produced one set branded by him. There are a lot of people on the planet and I think they could have honored someone else with a special edition. I understand that celebrity’s sell products now, not experts, but could we honor some of the people that have made their mark in the history of photography. I mean that is what Leica has built their reputation on the over 100 years of making great cameras for photographers. Maybe a Henri Cartier-Bresson special edition. Or maybe an Ernst Leitz II Commemorative Model.