Leica Releases Limited Edition Python Skin Camera With Lenny Kravitz, Retails for $24,000

Leica has announced a brand new model. Called the “Drifter” Set, the Leica M Monochrom is a limited edition, faux python skin camera designed by musician Lenny Kravitz , retailing to the tune of $24,000.

Leica announced:

The striking special edition set celebrates Kravitz’s dedication to visual storytelling and pays homage to his inspired, nomadic lifestyle. A self-proclaimed drifter himself, the attractive set was designed with Kravitz’s vision of being a free spirit, always on the road and open to adventure — ingredients that ignite visual storytelling.

Customers purchasing the set will find it contains a Leica M Monochrom camera, a Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH, and a Leica APO-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 ASPH.

Kravitz, a long-term Leica fan after his father gifted him his first, said:

When I started shooting, I jumped in headfirst with the same energy that I did with music. I just went for it; I opened my heart and my eyes, and since then, photography has brought so much joy and fulfillment to my life. With photography, I am able to bottle a piece of time in a photo. That moment then lives on afterwards and never dies. I love that.

The set comes with matching accessories, such as a vegan python carrying strap and brown vegan leather carry cases.

Only 125 sets of the Leica M Monochrom “Drifter” will be available worldwide. They are on sale now at select Leica Stores and Boutiques, costing $23,950.

Images: Leica.

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17 Comments

I can understand why people spend the money on a Leica camera but spending this huge amount of extra money on a fashion statement boggles me.
I am curious who among the members of this channel has a b/w Leica.

Jon G's picture

*checks calendar* Nope, it’s not April 1st. Oh, Leica... 😂 *facepalm*

At least they know their customer... vain, foolish, and rich.

I like it when companies make "vegan" products inspired by traditional animals hides. The irony of perpetuating the desire for animal skin design in products is apparently entirely lost on them.

I would have thought that a better idea would be to create designs that proved there were attractive and desirable patterns & textures besides those that people have traditionally got from animal hides. Continuing to use faux animals hides maintains the popularity of those styles.

Might be a moot point in this case because that thing is fucking hideous regardless of the material used.

Adriano Brigante's picture

Coming soon: Leica Zucchini Skin Edition :)

Rob Mitchell's picture

Another week, another limited edition Leica.

Just hollow it out and put a clasp on the top so you can open it up and put your fucking lipstick inside.

Timothy Gasper's picture

I also have a Leica but did NOT sell my car to get one. And never would. Only paid 220 for the R8. For a long time I wanted the S2, but that price was far beyond rediculous. Now that it's much, much less....I am considering it. Some companies need to realize that outrageous prices for a camera which other cameras are also capable of is just too damn greedy...and unrealistic.

Michael Jin's picture

The only Leicas that are currently made that I think are worth the money are the M-A and MP, but that's because they are essentially the last cameras of their kind still being manufactured... I wish I had that kind of disposable income, but alas...

Alexander Yakimov's picture

Quite symbolic. Although ancient, reptilians are still relevant today. Rangefinders and Lenny follow the lead.

Where is the Jeff Foxworthy Edition?

Chip Kalback's picture

This is going to match my yellow Corvette perfectly!

Yawn. Boring. Another, indecently expensive, special edition Leica.

I’m impressed by Leica’s ability to market their concept and still be around, but this is as exciting as yet another expensive Chanel bag. Like, ok, wow, next?!

Personally,, I think Fuji’s new 100MP camera is way more interesting.

Jan Kruize's picture

Buy one..... leave it in the box and in 5 years you get 2x the price.

Spy Black's picture

From the "sucker born every minute dept..."

Ryan Davis's picture

Leica is just hipsters with money.