Leica M9 Titanium – By Walter de’Silva | Detailed Look

By - October 26th, 2010

Leica M9 Titanium   By Walter deSilva | Detailed Look

When it was announced at http://photokina-cologne.com/” target=”_blank”>Photokina 2010, last month in Cologne, Germany, many pondered about one thing and one thing only – what took http://us.leica-camera.com” target=”_blank”>Leica so long? What they implied was the announced Lecia M9 Titanium by Walter de’Silva . Based on the venerable model, the new Lecia M9 Titanium was created under the guidance of Walter de’Silva, famed automobile designer from http://VW.com” target=”_blank”>Volkswagen Group and head of the http://audiusa.com” target=”_blank”>Audi Design Team. Constructed out of solid titanium, the new interpretations of the M9 camera was then bathed in special coating derived from sapphire-crystal glass to enhance scratch-resistance. In areas where tactile surfaces are needed, applications of premium leather which were usually reserved for Audi’s flagship vehicles. Similar to illumination and light effects found on Audi cars, a LED lighting system incorporated into the viewfinder by de’Silva means the elimination of the usual illuminating window. In the tradition of Audi’s functional, streamlined attributes, a carrying holster as well as a Nappa leather hand grab provide grant any photo enthusiast a sense of exclusivity. All packaged in a camera-lens set with the new Leica SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens, the Volkswagen Group x Leica M9 Titanium by Walter de’Silva, along with carrying holster, and hand grip. Numbered to only 500 units worldwide. Images via: http://think-silly.com/2010/10/25/leica-m9-%E2%80%98titanium%E2%80%99/” target=”_blank”>SILLY THING

Leica M9 Titanium   By Walter deSilva | Detailed Look

Leica M9 Titanium   By Walter deSilva | Detailed Look

Leica M9 Titanium   By Walter deSilva | Detailed Look

Leica M9 Titanium   By Walter deSilva | Detailed Look

Leica M9 Titanium   By Walter deSilva | Detailed Look

Leica M9 Titanium   By Walter deSilva | Detailed Look

Leica M9 Titanium   By Walter deSilva | Detailed Look

Leica M9 Titanium   By Walter deSilva | Detailed Look

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