Leica recently sent out a press release describing a new special edition version of the M8.2. Dubbed the “Safari Edition” it features an olive green paint job and matte silver colored ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH.lens with a matching Billingham bag. A tribute to the 1960 M3 “Safari Edition”, only 500 of these babies are going to be made. I myself would be more interested in the “Panda Edition” M8.2 (black with silver trim), but the Safari Edition is a collector’s item so there will be the usually over-inflated prices associated with the collector’s market. Don’t be shocked to pay over $10K for this model. Some pundits have decided to pass on this model stating that they prefer to wait for one covered in “reticulated Ostrich testicles”.
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