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Volkswagen Group x Leica M9 Titanium | By Walter de’Silva

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With one of the largest photography trade show, Photokina 2010, underway in Cologne, Germany, Leica announced several new entries to both compact and DSLR camera markets. One noted exception would be the Lecia M9 Titanium. Based on the venerable model, the new Lecia M9 Titanium was created under the guidance of Walter de’Silva, famed automobile designer from Volkswagen Group and chief of the Audi Design Team. Constructed out of solid titanium, this new interpretations of the M9 camera also features a special coating in the form of sapphire-crystal glass to provide further scratch-resistance. In areas where tactile surfaces are needed, you will find applications of premium leather, usually reserved for Audi’s flagship vehicles. Similar to illumination and light effects found on Audi cars, 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. Limited to 500 units worldwide 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 comes in a specially designed packaging. To arrive at authorized Leica dealers in the coming months.