Following on from the limited-edition Leica M8.2 Safari model comes the M8 White Edition. The white leather finish of this new Leica special is a clean, bright alternative to the classic black and silver models typical of the M8 series. Technically, the specifications and features of the White Edition are identical to those of the standard M8 models. It is available in a set which includes the popular, silver anodised Leica Elmarit-M 1:2.8/28mm ASPH lens. With its white Nappa cowhide leather, the M8 ‘White’ is a particularly comfortable camera to hold; and it’s accompanied by a leather carrying strap embossed with the Leica logo. Just 275 numbered examples will be made, at a price of 7000 euros.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.