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Leica Rangefinder Designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newson

By Joseph Cha on October 8th 2013

Designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson have partnered with Leica to raise funds to fight against Aids. Their collaboration has produced one of the most unique and beautiful looking Leica Rangefinders.


From Leica’s Facebook:

Leica Camera is pleased to present The Leica M for (RED), designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newson. The camera, based off the Leica M, will be auctioned off at Southeby’s on November 23rd 2013 to raise money for The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.


From a design standpoint, it features a laser machined aluminum body and an anodized aluminum outer shell. A total of 561 models and nearly 1000 prototype parts were made during the 85 days it took to create of this unique, one of a kind camera.


The camera has s a full-format CMOS sensor, high performance processor and new Leica APO-Summicron –M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens representing the best in photography along with its innovative design.


Leica’s Facebook


I’m a photographer and cinematographer based in Southern California. When I don’t have a camera in my face I enjoy going to the movies and dissecting the story telling and visual aesthetics.

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  1. Assaf Topaz

    Very exciting piece.
    When and where is the auction (and do you know what is the opening price )?

    Kind Regards,

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