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SKU: 10916



Set with a "Stealth" edition Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH.

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With the Leica M Monochrom ‘Drifter’ by Kravitz Design, Leica Camera presents the second special edition created in collaboration with the musician, designer and photographer Lenny Kravitz. Kravitz already worked with Leica on the design of the special edition of the M-P (Typ 240), which was launched in 2015. While the ‘Correspondent’ paid homage to his father, a war correspondent who brought home a battered Leica from his missions in Vietnam, the Leica M Monochrom ‘Drifter’ reflects the present day and the lifestyle of a cosmopolitan artist who travels the world and captures his experiences along the way in creative and impressive black-and-white photographs.

The ‘Drifter’ special edition offers everything photographers need on their travels in a stylish set. The set comprises a Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) camera in unique design, a matching carrying strap and two fast Leica lenses – a Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. and an APO-Summicron-M 75 mm f/2 ASPH. These come complete with The Drifter Traveler’, a bag in brown leather-look material that offers ample stowage space for the camera, the lenses and other travel utensils. The set also includes two lens cases and two leather-look pouches in vintage style for the camera and accessories. The Leica M Monochrom ‘Drifter’ by Kravitz Design Edition is strictly limited to 125 sets for the global market.

Technically identical to the serial production Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), the camera of the ‘Drifter’ edition is distinguished by its unique design and finish. The camera body is finished in a special sepia-brown paint that can wear slightly in use and develop its own, individual character. Selected elements of the camera, such as the accessory shoe, the thumb wheel, the shutter release and the soft-release button are finished in brass without protective lacquer that develops an attractive patina in the course of time. The leather trim elements of the camera are in leatherette with a distinctive ‘synthetic python’ snakeskin look. Kravitz was made aware of this synthetic material by a close friend, fashion designer and animal rights activist Stella McCartney, who uses it for many of her own creations. The matching carrying strap made of woven fabric is coated with the same synthetic leather as the camera.

The two lenses of the set, a Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. and an APO-Summicron-M 75 mm f/2 ASPH., are also finished in sepia-brown paint. In contrast to the serial production model of the 28 mm lens, the lens in the set features the same type of non-removable, twist-out lens hood as the 75 mm lens. The front rims of the lens caps and lens hoods are smoothly machined to reveal raw, uncoated brass as a special design feature.

Lenny Kravitz, born to an Afro-American mother and a Ukrainian-Jewish father in Brooklyn, New York in 1964, is not only a world famous musician, songwriter, producer and actor, but also an accomplished photographer. As a musician, Kravitz is a multi-instrumentalist who generally plays all instruments on his studio recordings and uses analogue recording technology to underline the retro-character of his rock songs. As a visual artist, he has celebrated enormous successes not only with his design studio Kravitz Design, but also established himself as an accomplished photographer who published ‘Flash’, a book of his black-and-white photographs, in 2015. ‘I love the quality of the Leica M Monochrom’ admits Kravitz, ‘black-and-white radiates a feeling that touches my heart. I tend to see things in black-and-white. To me, it seems more authentic and timeless. It has that special something.’

  • Format

    Compact digital view - and rangefinder system still and video camera

  • Lens mount:

    Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding

  • Lens System

    Leica M lenses from 16 to 135 mm.

  • Material

    All-metal case made of die-cast magnesium; synthetic leather covering. Brass top panel and base, black chrome plated finish.

  • Image Sensor

    B/W CMOS chip, active area approx. 23.9 × 35.8 mm (corresponds to usable format of analog Leica M models) without color and low-pass filter.

  • Exposure Modes

    Choice of automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture preselection – aperture priority A, or manual shutter speed and aperture setting.

  • Exposure Metering

    Through-the-lens (TTL) metering, with variable aperture, center-weighted TTL metering for flash exposure with system-compliant SCA-3000/2 standard flash units.

  • Metering Principle

    By metering the light reflected by light blades of the 1st shutter curtain onto a measuring cell: strong center-weighted; for metering on the sensor: spot, center-weighted, multi-field metering.

  • Metering Range

    (to ISO 320, room temperature and normal relative humidity:) EV 0 (with aperture 1.0) to EV 20 (with aperture 32). Flashing of the left-hand triangular LED in the viewfinder signals that the exposure meter reading is below the working range.

  • Shutter Speed

    For aperture priority: (A)continuous from 60 s to 1/4000 s. For manual adjustment: 8 s to 1/4000 s in half steps. B:for time exposures up to max. 60 s (in conjunction with self-timer T function, i.e. 1st release = shutter opens, 2nd release = shutter clo

  • Burst Rate


  • Self-Timer

    2s / 12s

  • Viewfinder

    Large, bright, combined bright-line viewfinder with automatic parallax compensation.

  • Resolutions

    DNG™: 5976 × 3992 (24 megapixels), JPEG: 5952 × 3968 (24 megapixels), 4256 × 2832 (12 megapixels), 2976× 17984 (6 megapixels), 1600 × 1072 (1.7 megapixels). For video recordings: 720 P, 1080 P.

  • Data Formats

    DNG™ (raw data), either uncompressed or compressed (lossless), JPEG.

  • File Sizes

    DNG™: compressed 20-30 MB, uncompressed 34.5 MB, JPEG: depending on resolution and picture content

  • Storage Media

    SD cards up to 2 GB, SDHC cards up to 32 GB, SDXC cards.

  • Video Recording Format

    24 fps, 25 fps

  • Buffer Memory

    2 GB/30 pictures in series.

  • Magnification

    0.68 x (for all lenses).

  • GPS

    Optional (only with multifunction hand grip attached, not available everywhere due to country-specific legislation, i.e. enforced automatic shutdown in those countries), data written to EXIF header in picture files.

  • Dimensions

    Approx. 138,6× 42 × 80 mm (5.45 × 1.65 × 3.15 in).

  • Weight

    4,360 g / 5,140 g

  • Camera Type

    Compact digital view and rangefinder system camera with a dedicated black-and-white image sensor.

  • Sensitivity Range

    ISO 320 to ISO 25000, adjustable in 1/3 ISO increments, choice of automatic control or manual setting

  • Shutter

    Metal blade focal plane shutter with vertical movement

  • Release Button

    For single pictures: two-stage, 1. Activation of exposure metering and exposure lock (in aperture priority mode), 2. Shutter release; standard thread for cable release integrated.

  • Sound Recording

    Mono, stereo using microphone adapter, choice of automatic or manual modulation during recording or fixed “Concert” setting.

  • Image Field Indication

    By activating two bright-line frames each: for 35 and 135 mm, or for 28 and 90 mm, or for 50 and 75 mm. Automatic switching when lens is attached. Frame color (red/white) selectable in menu.

  • Display in the Viewfinder

    Four-digit digital display with dots above and below, displays.

  • On Back

    3" TFT LCD monitor with 16 million colors and 921,600 pixels, approx. 100 % image field, max. 170° viewing angle, glass cover of extremely hard, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal for LiveView and review mode.

  • GPS

    Optional (only with multifunction hand grip attached, not available everywhere due to country-specific legislation, i.e. enforced automatic shutdown in those countries), data written to EXIF header in picture files.

  • Scope of Delivery

    M Monochrom (Typ 246), APO-Summicron-M 2/75 ASPH., Summicron-M 2/28 ASPH., Camera carrying strap, Drifter Traveler, Drifter Traveler carrying strap, 2 Pouches and 2 Lens Cases.

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