Leica has kicked off its centenary celebrations by launching a special medium-format camera, the Leica S Edition 100, which has gone on sale in a u00a326,000 kit that includes two lenses.

The Leica S Edition 100 is engraved with a centennial logo on the camera body and on both lenses – a 70mm Summarit-S f/2.5 Asph CS and 30mm Elmarit-S f/2.8 Asph CS.

The kit comes in an aluminium ‘cabin trolley’ designed to be suitable for carrying as hand-luggage on flights.

Leica says it plans to launch further centennial edition cameras during the year – celebrating 100 years since Oskar Barnack developed the Ur-Leica, a prototype model that marked the birth of 35mm photography.