Collaborations between companies and celebrities often go both ways. Depending on the amount of control allowed by the manufacturer, products could end up a hit or a disappointing miss. However, the allure of publicity that comes with a celebrity endorser is too tempting to pass up. One such success is the 2015 partnership between Lenny Kravitz and Leica. The limited edition Leica M-P features a hand-distressed finish that exudes a vintage vibe. The weathered look makes it look like a treasured imaging tool of the user.
Once again, the German company is rekindling its relationship with the music icon for another awesome gadget. The Leica M Monocrhom Drifter by Lenny Kravitz is the latest rock star camera making its debut. If you’re expecting similar aesthetics with the first model, there’s hardly any hint of it with this new shooter. Instead, the highlight is the stylish python snakeskin that wraps around the body of the device. By now, fans of the artist already know he is vegan, hence the premium-quality material is actually synthetic in nature. “I have always had a thing for reptiles since I was a child and love using it in design,” Kravitz points out.
The beautiful pattern of the vegan leather snakeskin melds perfectly with the Sepia Brown color scheme of the body. To add a little contrast, the thumb wheel, shutter, soft-release buttons, and the hot shoe are all in brass. The Leica M Monochrom Drifter by Lenny Kravitz is limited to only 125 units. Each package includes two lenses: a Leica Summicron-M 75 mm f/2 ASPH and a Leica Summircron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. Moreover, the bundle comes with a stylish brown faux-leather bag, two pouches, and cases for each of the two lenses.Purchase it here
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