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DavidKKHansen
01-25-2016, 22:02
Here we go again, another limited edition camera from Leica:

http://leicarumors.com/2016/01/26/leica-m-p-panda-limited-edition-camera-announced-in-asia.aspx/

It's actually quite good looking, a special edition that's been pulled off quite well me thinks.

Hat's off to whoever wrote the press release and product description. I would have to be heavily under the influence to be able to write such fluff. Never would I have been able to do so with a straight face under any circumstance!

ian_watts
01-25-2016, 23:12
I particularly like this gem:
"As a "living fossil,” the panda is a 300-year-old animal, it still retains many of the ecological structures of the most original features."
WTF?

Huss
01-25-2016, 23:18
The lens also need to be white to go with the black dot on them. As such, it's a pretty lazy attempt at a special edition model.

michaelwj
01-25-2016, 23:58
The lens also need to be white to go with the black dot on them. As such, it's a pretty lazy attempt at a special edition model.

Or even a plain black lens! White with silver, YUK! Maybe whoever wrote the blurb also chose the colours..? A 300 year old fossil indeed!

coelacanth
01-26-2016, 00:06
They went through all this trouble making this limited edition with white body and black accents/levers. Yeah, why did they do silver lens? They could have easily done black lens and match the accents, which is pretty typical "panda" configuration. (e.g. black body, silver chrome accents = silver lens)

David Hughes
01-26-2016, 02:02
Hi,

Been there; done that years ago and put a picture on RFF years ago...

https://idrh.smugmug.com/Photography/Leica-IIs-FED-1s-and-Zorki-1s/i-dPnT3x5/1/L/Zorki%20%26%20New%20Lens%20Hood-L.jpg

I think I did it better too. And it didn't cost a fortune... ;-)

Regards, David

Nick R.
01-26-2016, 08:17
I particularly like this gem:
"As a "living fossil, the panda is a 300-year-old animal, it still retains many of the ecological structures of the most original features."
WTF?

That whole paragraph is such a mess I wonder if it was google translated from Chinese copy.

In any case, the camera reminds that I haven't had a black-and-white cookie in a while.

muser53
01-26-2016, 08:22
....if Imperial storms troopers were issued cameras.

ian_watts
01-26-2016, 08:49
Just like the white M8, it won't have a bright future I think.

I don't think any of the digital special editions fair well in investment terms. Money down the drain.

f16sunshine
01-26-2016, 08:55
....if Imperial storms troopers were issued cameras.

Beat me to it. :o

Huss
01-26-2016, 10:11
Hi,

Been there; done that years ago and put a picture on RFF years ago...

https://idrh.smugmug.com/Photography/Leica-IIs-FED-1s-and-Zorki-1s/i-dPnT3x5/1/L/Zorki%20%26%20New%20Lens%20Hood-L.jpg

I think I did it better too. And it didn't cost a fortune... ;-)

Regards, David


Your camera is not white. Very nice looking though.

coelacanth
01-26-2016, 10:18
Beat me to it. :o

Storm Trooper: this LE
Darth Vader: Black Paint
Kylo Ren: Black Chrome

...
I guess
Captain Phasma is Silver Chrome and Boba Fett is the M-E. ;)

David Hughes
01-27-2016, 01:43
Your camera is not white. Very nice looking though.

Hi,

I looked at the pictures and didn't realise it was white, just looked again (different monitor) and have read the text and see they are saying white...

I wonder how long it will be before the first white, slightly modified, FED turns up on ebay?

Regards, David

PS. Sorry, I meant calm white.

noisycheese
01-29-2016, 11:18
the Panda set is not what I would consider to be a beautiful camera. In terms of sheer tackiness, garishness and poor taste, this has got to be Leica's master work of fugliness:
http://leicarumors.com/2015/05/05/leica-mp-gold-peoples-republic-of-china-60-years-commemorative-edition-camera.aspx/

Huss
01-29-2016, 11:29
the Panda set is not what I would consider to be a beautiful camera. In terms of sheer tackiness, garishness and poor taste, this has got to be Leica's master work of fugliness:
http://leicarumors.com/2015/05/05/leica-mp-gold-peoples-republic-of-china-60-years-commemorative-edition-camera.aspx/


Am I missing the irony of selling an $85,000 camera commemorating the anniversary of a communist country?

nukecoke
01-29-2016, 11:41
Am I missing the irony of selling an $85,000 camera commemorating the anniversary of a communist country?

A communist country with lots of rich duudes, so yes.

giganova
01-29-2016, 11:50
I honestly don't care much for the "Pandacam", but the white M9-P from the Miami (http://leicastoremiami.com/products/leica-m9-p-white-edition-set-23-50) store is beautiful!

http://static.highsnobiety.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/28180454/leica-m9-p-limited-edition-camera-01-320x213.jpg

YouAreHere
01-29-2016, 23:49
I honestly don't care much for the "Pandacam", but the white M9-P from the Miami (http://leicastoremiami.com/products/leica-m9-p-white-edition-set-23-50) store is beautiful!

http://static.highsnobiety.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/28180454/leica-m9-p-limited-edition-camera-01-320x213.jpg


Where's Mike Teevee?

bonatto
01-30-2016, 02:42
Is leica now looking to alienate pandas?