Leica M60 Edition Review: Gorgeous steel-grey retro pushes
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Leica’s M60 Edition is truly an object of desire. It celebrates the golden jubilee of the the M3, the first Leica with a combined viewfinder and rangefinder in one window, and comes in the form of the all-steel but very oddball version of the M Type 240. I’ve had the good fortune to borrow one for review from my friends at Red Dot Cameras in London. The M60 isn’t a camera for the faint of heart or the loose of purse. It costs all of £12,000 but comes in a tremendously impressive and commodious presentation case, together with an exquisitely crafted grey leather half case and strap. This is just as well, because Leica forgot to equip this costly commodity with strap lugs. To compensate for this omission you get the case and strap—plus a pair of white fondling gloves. For your £12k you receive a smooth, shiny steel version of the M240 together with a unique steel-finished version of the legendary 35mm Summilux ASPH lens. I like to think of it as the Steelilux. The price doesn’t seem quite so daunting when you compare this rig with a standard camera and lens. Choose off-the-shelf stuff instead and you are still in for more than £9,000. The premium isn’t totally ridiculous. In fact, in comparison with some previous Leica editions, the M60 is a positive bargain………

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