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Safari Leica M8 goes for a mere $10,000

The German company's only digital rangefinder, the M8, has been given a makeover and a new price tag.

Safari Leica M8
The Safari Leica M8 with matching case and 28mm F2.8 Summicron. foto-konijnenberg.nl

Leica has a reputation for making some of the world's finest cameras and lenses, as well as some of the most expensive shooters. Even now, its film-based rangefinder snapper, the M6, still costs approximately $1,500.

The German company's only digital rangefinder, the M8, has been given a makeover and a new price tag. The normal black or silver version of the M8 costs $6,500, but the luxury green iteration is going to set you back $10,000. With the ongoing recession, it's hard to see just who would splurge on such a premium camera.

However, collectors should rejoice at the package: It comes with a matching canvas/leather carrying case and 28mm F2.8 Summicron lens. But for most of us commoners, this shooter is way out of our league.

(Source: Crave Asia)