Leica Goes Stealth with New Special Edition M Monochrom Camera

March 8, 2018

Like a certain rap duo, the latest special edition Leica is built for deep cover.

The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Stealth Edition was designed by Marcus Wainwright, CEO, Founder and Creative Director of the New York-based fashion brand rag & bone.

The special edition camera kit will include the Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. lens with a matte black look and glow-in-the-dark accents.

True to its name, the Stealth has minimal branding and is encased in a dark matte black and a black cowhide leather trim. Those engravings that remain feature fluorescent paint so they’ll glow in the dark.

Beyond its Spy vs. Spy looks, the Stealth edition carries all of the M Monochrom’s original features. There’s no color filter, enabling the M Monochrom (Leica’s spelling) to capture a greater tonal range and cleaner images at higher ISOs.

Only 125 Stealth kits will be sold starting on March 20, 2018. Each will cost $15,750. The kit includes a camera with distinct serial number, lens, black fabric carrying strap, metal cap for the lens and a certificate of authenticity.

“For me the Leica M system personifies the pursuit of perfection in an object designed for a singular purpose. Inspired by that, I was aiming to try and further refine and perfect the M Monochrom – an almost impossible task – by distilling it to its purest form and highlighting the stealth nature of the camera and lens,” Wainwright said in a statement announcing the Stealth’s release.

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