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Leica, Lenny Kravitz Collaborate on Leica M Monochrom 'Drifter' Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

23 May 2019

Musician, designer and photographer Lenny Kravitz has collaborated with Leica again to unveil the Leica M Monochrom "Drifter" special edition set with two lenses plus a photo exhibition. A self-proclaimed drifter himself, the set was inspired by Kravitz's vision of being a free spirit, always on the road and open to adventure.

The collaboration features the uniquely-designed Leica M Monochrom camera, a dedicated black and white-only Leica rangefinder and a special edition Leica Summicron-M 28mm f2 ASPH. and a Leica APO-Summicron-M 75mm f2 ASPH.

The camera "seamlessly bridges the gap between analog film aesthetics and cutting-edge digital technologies -- making it the ideal artisan tool for fine art photography, while the two accompanying lenses gives the photographer a versatile yet travel-friendly arsenal," the company said.

Details of the new special edition set include:

  • The body of the camera is covered with a sepia-brown paint finish coupled with a vegan python leatherette, sourced by Kravitz's personal friend and designer Stella McCartney.
  • The accompanying lenses feature the same brown paint finish as their counterpart, complete with pure brass edges.
  • Additionally, the set includes a vegan python carrying strap, brown leather carry cases for each lens and a brown weekender dubbed "The Drifter Traveler."

The Leica M Monochrom "Drifter" set, limited to 125 sets worldwide, is available now at Leica stores and boutiques for $23,950.

Kravitz's accompanying "Drifter" photo exhibition is currently being showcased at the Leica Gallery in Wetzlar, Germany.

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