It seems photographers canu2019t wait to get their hands on limited-edition Leica M9-P camera kits, not put off by having to fork out as much as u00a336,000.

The special versions of Leica’s M9-P contain a calfskin-leather finish and are produced in a tie-up with luxury goods maker Hermès.

The Leica M9-P Edition Hermès will be available as two kits, the first of which is out this month, limited to 300 units.

Priced £18,000, it includes a Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH lens.

Meanwhile, out next month, is the Leica M9-P Edition Hermès – Série Limitée Jean-Louis Dumas.

It includes three Leica lenses and will cost £36,000 (pictured above).

Tweaks on the camera include restyled top and base plates, shutter speed dial and shutter release.

Leica says it is drawing up a waiting list, ready to call customers as soon as the cameras land in the UK.

A spokesperson for Leica UK said today: ‘The products have just started arriving… interest has been extremely high.’

Limited to just 100 sets, the £36,000 Leica M9-P Edition Hermès – Série Limitée Jean-Louis Dumas marks a ‘celebration of the friendship and collaboration’ between Leica and Jean-Louis Dumas, a former Hermès president and a Leica user – who died in May 2010.

The kit includes a Leica 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH, a 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH and a 90mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH.

The £36,000 outfit is supplied with a Leica camera bag created by Hermès.

  • Graham Serretta

    As red is the new black this season, so Leica is the new gold standard.

  • Graham Serretta

    As red is the new black this season, Leica apears to be the new gold standard.

  • Ray Butler

    One wonders if the buyers are really “Photographers”, as the headline proclaims. But perhaps “Collecters, Posers, and People With Far Too Much Money” would have made the headline too unwieldy!

  • r

    One wonders if the buyers are really “Photographers”, as the headline proclaims. But perhaps “Collecters, Posers, and People With Far Too Much Money” would have made the headline too unwieldy!

  • Ron Clark

    There’s a bug difference to farting and ripping your arse. My little bum will safe as far as this camera is concered!

  • Ray Butler

    One wonders if the buyers are really “Photographers”, as the headline proclaims. But perhaps “Collecters, Posers, and People With Far Too Much Money” would have made the headline too unwieldy!

  • P Paddon

    More camera’s for glass cases.

  • Des Gardner

    If I had the cash I would buy one too! Good luck to the folk that can afford one, however if I had one it would be used as a camera every day where possible, and not be used just for display.

  • Kym Crowley

    Insane. And I want one…

  • Jerome Nolas

    Great investment….