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Leica & Lenny Kravitz create the Leica M Monochrom ‘Drifter’

Lenny Kravitz

Leica Camera AG presents the Leica M Monochrom ‘Drifter’, a limited
special edition by Kravitz Design.

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Announced to the press on 23 May 2019, the Leica M Monochrom ‘Drifter’ by Kravitz Design became the second special edition Leica camera created in collaboration with Lenny Kravitz after the rock star worked with the company on the design of the 2015 special edition of the M-P (Typ 240).

The ‘Drifter’ special edition includes a Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) camera with a matching carrying strap and two Leica lenses in the forms of a Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. and an APOSummicron-M 75 mm f/2 ASPH. Buyers are also treated to ‘The Drifter Traveler’ brown leather-look bag along with two lens cases and two leather-look pouches in vintage style for the camera and accessories. The camera itself is limited to 125 sets globally, with a price tag of UK£20,500 in the Leica Store.

Lenny Kravitz himself is an accomplished photographer and designer as well as a musician. He has a well established design studio called Kravitz Design, and he published a book of his black-and-white photographs named ‘Flash’ in 2015. The ‘Drifter’ camera complements his exhibition of the same name.

Blog pages featured image attribution: Lenny Kravitz by Gage Sidmore, via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0 license). Videos courtesy of Leica Camera on Vimeo.

Sony’s New a9 Revolutionizes Pro Imaging

“The most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has ever created, the new α9 offers a level of imaging performance that is simply unmatched by any camera ever created – mirrorless, SLR or otherwise.”

Here are the highlight features of the new Sony a9 camera:

World’s first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, 24.2 MP resolution
Blackout-Free Continuous Shooting at up to 20fps for up to 241 RAW/ 362 JPEG images
Silent, Vibration-free shooting at speeds up to 1/32,000 sec
693 point focal plane phase detection AF points with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second
Extensive professional features including Ethernet port for file transfer, Dual SD card slots, and extended battery life
5-axis in-body image stabilization with a 5.0 step shutter speed advantage

Images © Sony. All rights reserved.

In the video below watch Max Yuryev with a hands-on first look