Leica Unveils Kevlar-Armored M10-P ‘Reporter’ Model


Leica has launched the Leica M10-P “Reporter” exiguous mannequin rangefinder digital camera, part of the agency’s Fortieth-anniversary event of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. This most fashionable digital camera may trustworthy be more difficult than another, because it’s coated in Kevlar armor.

The core of the latest digital camera, the M10-P, is a exiguous evolution of essentially the most neatly-liked M10 rangefinder with its supreme function being a shutter that Leica says is the quietest of any M digital camera ever. To current the rangefinder even further stealthy, the M10-P moreover eliminates the renowned purple Leica dot that’s stumbled on on the M10. The ensuing digital camera is designed to be further of a photojournalist instrument than the hobbyist physique the M10 often finds itself.

Establishing on that conception, the M10-P “Reporter” wraps the digital rangefinder in Kevlar as an “homage to the immense reportage photographers.” This exiguous-model variant of the M10-P is supposedly designed to be an “uncompromising” digital camera that’s designed to resist even the harshest stipulations.

The top and bottom metal caps on the rangefinder are darkish inexperienced contrasted with the black Kevlar, however Leica says that the artificial fiber (most repeatedly outdated for its ballistic safety) will step-by-step flip that an identical inexperienced when uncovered to pure UV rays from the photo voltaic. All the digital camera’s engravings are inlaid in light inexperienced, which is ready to conclude in a further “discreet” manufacture than the white inlays recurrently outdated on the black variations of Leica cameras.

Leica moreover says that the diamond weave of the Kevlar makes for an particularly delighted and grippable floor.

Solely 450 objects of the Leica M10-P “Reporter” might be produced worldwide, and pre-orders for it like already begun. There is not any such factor as a gift on when the cameras will supply up transport, however which that you simply simply might perchance reserve yours for $8,795, which is barely a exiguous premium on the $7,795 ticket of the frightful model.

(by Adorama and Leica Rumors)

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