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Leica made a $15,000 camera that has ping-pong paddle grips

Leica made a $15,000 camera that has ping-pong paddle grips

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Leica unveiled a new limited edition camera this week that costs as much as four Vespas and uses a material you might be familiar with if you enjoy playing ping-pong. The new special edition Leica M-P is wrapped in red ping-pong paddle material and was designed by the photographer Rolf Sachs. That paddle material is known as "pimple-out rubber" in table tennis parlance, but Leica prefers to describe it as "rubber elements with red nubs." I can see why.

Only 79 sets will be made and sold at Leica stores. The set includes a black shell case, a Leica SF 40 flash, a carrying strap, tools for cleaning, and a nylon pouch. I’m going to assume you don’t have $15,000 to buy a limited edition ping-pong paddle Leica camera, so I’m not going to give you all the specs. I’ll just say the lens is the Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Do you want a fleet of Vespas or a camera?