Leica unveils new ’Stealth Edition’ M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Leica unveils new ’Stealth Edition’ M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Leica has announced a new ‘Stealth Edition’ of its black and white M Monochrom (Typ 246) camera, which has been designed by NY fashion brand rag & bone.

Designed by rag & bone’s founder Marcus Wainright, the Stealth Edition Leica M Monochrom is limited to just 125 units worldwide and comes with a similarly styled Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. lens.

Under the new design, both camera and lens take on a black matte finish with minimal branding, which Leica says is designed to eliminate distractions.

Leica says: “Only the most important engravings for photographic settings are highlighted on both the camera and lens, each crafted with a with a striking glow in dark fluorescent paint for optimal use in low-light situations.”

The camera and grip also feature a jet-black leather trim.

The Leica Stealth Edition camera kit maintains all the same features of the original M Monochrom (Typ 246) and Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. lens.

No price information was revealed at the time of writing, but the Leica M Monochrom Stealth Edition’s release date will be 20 March 2018.