Leica has announced a limited-edition Leica M-A, the Leica M-A "Titan" set which includes a very special 50mm F2.0 APO-Summicron-M ASPH in titanium.
The Leica M-A features titanium outer parts such as the top plate and bottom plate reminiscent of the titanium M7 produced in extremely limited quantities several years ago. Due to the titanium outer parts of the camera being of a much lighter metal than brass the Leica -MA will be significantly lighter than the regular production M-A. Upon unboxing this camera in-store we found the bottom plate when removed and held by itself to be featherweight!
Our favorite part of this set is the 50mm f2.0 APO-Summicron-M ASPH the lens is significantly lighter than a normal 50mm APO Summicron M, but what really stands out is the design. You might remember a about 3 years ago from the time of this launch Leica announced a 50mm APO-Summicron-M for the LHSA 50-year Jubilee. Later Leica announced a black chrome 50mm APO of the same design. This design is reminiscent of the classic 50mm f2 Summicron Rigid, and the titanium lens barrel and knurling are a beautiful combo of modern design and materials paired with Leica's timeless design.
The set will be limited to 250 units world wide which means only a handful will make it to the US. This set will be a saught-after piece for collectors and enthusiasts for years to come!