LEICA M9 ‘TITANIUM’
DESIGNED BY WALTER DE’SILVA

The first digital rangefinder camera to feature full frame sensor, Leica M9 is attracting interest worldwide since its launch. Comes September 2010, Leica will be launching its limited edition of titanium M9 at Photokina 2010 in Cologne, Germany. Developed with Volkswagen’s automobile design director Walter de’Silva, this is a reinterpretation of the Leica M model.

All metal parts are made in titanium, a particularly light but extremely strong and durable material. Scratch-resistant, sapphire-crystal glass is employed as a protective over for the camera monitor; the camera’s trim, which uses leather typically reserved for the interiors of Audi’s premium automobiles, provides outstanding grip and fits perfectly with the titanium surface. Walter de’Silva addressed not only the design of the camera, also added new features such as LED illumination of the bright-line frames in the viewfinder, making the front aspect of the camera more balanced.

The model is to be used with Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, also features a new design concept – the essential elements, all in titanium, harmonise perfectly with the style of the camera. Its round, screw mount lens hood is constructed with four slits to prevent obstruction of view through the finder. The model comes with its specially designed shoulder holster and carrying strap, perfect for shooting outdoor.

As part of the set, a book is devoted to the design, its manufacturing process and an interview with designer Walter de’Silva. A limited edition of five hundred sets, Leica M9 Titanium is scheduled to be available at Leica stockists in October (price to be confirmed).

Text: Vincent Lau | Translation: dilettante
Photo: Chan Kin Wai
Update: 25 Oct 2010

SPECIFICATIONS:
Sensor: 18.5 Million Pixels CCD
Storage: SD/SDHC
LCD: 2.5”
Image: JPEG/DNG
ISO: ISO 80 – 2500
Size: 141 × 43 × 82mm
Weight: 335 g (With Battery)

LEICA
leica-camera.com

SCHMIDT MARKETING (H.K.) LTD.
+852 3650 0668
www.schmidtmarketing.com

<123>

more NEWS

ROBERU

SONY NEX 5 CAMERA HOLDER
Goods
4. Mar 2011

THE KING'S SPEECH

THE CHAMPION OF 83RD ACADEMY AWARDS
Intuition
3. Mar 2011

UNDERCOVER

'UNDERMAN’ PHOTO BOOK
Intuition
2. Mar 2011

MIHARA YASUHIRO X CHAPEL OF DAWN

HALF ZIP LEOPARD SNEAKERS
Attire
1. Mar 2011

POSTALCO RAIN CAPE

KEEP MOVING IN THE RAIN
Attire
28. Feb 2011

CALIFORNIA VINTAGE

THE 21ST CENTURY WINE BAR
Life
25. Feb 2011
2014 Silly Thing Co.Ltd. All Rights Reserved