LEICA LEITZ 10307 MP EDITION HERMES CAMERA OUTFIT +35MM SUMMICRON-M F2 ASPH LENS
-Camera body serial #2939688 LUCKY 88
-Limited edition #051/500
-Lens has the matching #051/500 marking on the front ring
-Only 500 made
-Has a beautiful brown calfskin leatherette finish from Hermes with a clean stylish top plate
-A beautiful limited edition camera and a must have for any collector or enthusiast
-Limited edition MP Hermes
-Released in 2003
-Body Cat No.10307
-Lens Cat No.11616
-Leica 35mm Summicron-M f2 ASPH lens with special chrome metal caps
-Metal chrome Body cap
-HEAVY brass metal Lens hood
-Hermes Leather shoulder strap
-Hermes Carrying pouches
-No dings, dents or major marks
-This camera is BRAND NEW and never used. Top and bottom plate, lugs and all are untouched! Inside film chamber has never seen film.
*There is handling marks on the soft calf skin leather.
-Shutter speeds are accurate
-All camera functions are working normally
-Rangefinder/viewfinder are bright and clean
-No fog, fungus, separation or scratches in the lens
I can not stress the importance of this set. I actually think it is undervalued. Not only from the comparison of the electronic M7 HERMES they made which now sells for over $20,000, this being the better of the two as an ALL MECHANICAL MP camera body.
Granted that set comes with a 35mm 1.4 but the premium of the 1.4 of the f2 is $2200. Even call it $4000. Still in comparison and the better body, this is a better value, I like the MP body more, as well as the 35mm f2 being the QUINTESSENTIAL lens on the Leica system
For now, Stock is extremely hard to get even regular NEW items. A basic MP as regular production ( $5300 ) with the a 35mm f2 SILVER ( $3900 ) will cost you $9200 + taxes ( say $10,000 ). To get a special edition MP with special calf skin and script, with a special 35mm ( chrome focus tab, all metal caps, brass body -no longer in production ) and a special chrome BRASS heavy shade, and then you match it with the HERMES name, then lucky 88 body. Worth every penny!
Prices will continue to rise but to find something special like this, NEW, untouched, complete with the associated HERMES name. The Hermes LUXURY brand association, and the combination of Leica, the famous MP body, special lens, hood, and really very well executed special edition set. A must have for collectors or enthusiast. Even to use and enjoy if you wish. A great system and a great value that will be a blue chip investment!
This is a pleasure to have and enjoy!