Leica Camera is excited to announce the new Leica M10-P Edition "Safari." The eye-catching special finish of olive green 'Safari' cameras from Leica have a long and storied tradition, dating back to the early years of the M-System. The Leica M10-P Edition 'Safari' camera body will be limited to 1,500 units worldwide, and includes a carrying strap and SD/credit card holder in Brandy-colored leather.
The first Leica cameras with this high-quality enamel finish in olive green were originally designed and constructed for military use in the field. What began in 1960 with the Leica M1 “Olive” manufactured for the German armed forces went on to become a story of legends in the camera world. While the subsequent olive green M3 and M4 cameras were manufactured exclusively for military use, 1977 saw the appearance of the olive green Leica R3 'Safari' camera in response to increasing demand from private customers.
This special edition was followed by a series of popular successors: the M6 TTL 'Safari' in 2000, the M8.2 'Safari' in 2008 and, in 2015, the M-P (Typ 240) 'Safari'.
The Leica M10-P Edition 'Safari' camera and the Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Edition "Safari" premium lens (available separately), both finished in olive green enamel, represent a perfect symbiosis of functionality, legacy, and design. All visible metallic components of the camera and lens are elaborately machined from solid brass. The premium baked enamel finish in olive green makes the camera and lens resistant to handling blemishes and scratches and provides enduring protection against external influences such as chemicals and UV light.