For the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, Leica has steered away from their usual matte black finishes and brought to light this 24 carat gold-plated MP instead. The run is set to exclusive as only 60 will be made, each given a year between 1949 and 2009. Encased in red calfskin, the Golden Camera will also bear an inscription of Mao Zedong’s favorite slogan and will sport a Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 lens. Of course with something so precious, you’ll also need a wooden box for safe keeping. 199,900 Chinese Yuan (~ $29,300) will get you one, but only in mainland China. If that’s too pricey, fear not as Leica’s also dropping a limited edition M8.2 and D-Lux 4 without the gaudy gold at a more reasonable price.
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