Leica M10-P and 50 f2 Safari Edition continues the Tradition.

Leica M10-P and 50 f2 Safari Edition continues the Tradition.

The Leica M10-P Safari is In Stock Now.

So Leica announced the new Leica M10-P Safari Edition. Leica has been doing these Sarafri cameras for years and years and even I owned the Leica M8.2 Safari and an M240 Safari.

I used to be a sucker for these olive colored editions, (and I mean that in a good way, as I always found them to be beautiful and unique). I loved the color but also the feeling of owning something that is “different from the rest”. The fact that it was my favorite camera of all time was icing on the cake. I admit, I do like the look of the lens. In the past the Safari came with Silver lenses. (M8 and M240).

The new M10-p Safari comes in at $8,450 for the body only. IT IS LIMITED TO 1500 Bodies. It does not come with the special edition 50 Summicron that is also in the Safari green color. Instead that lens is sold separate for $2750 and is limited to only 500 Pieces! So 1500 of the body, and only 500 of the lens. Kind of odd they did not make 1500 of each but I guess they want to sell out of the lens quick. ; )

A few snaps of my old M240 Safari set ; ) See my old report of that HERE.

You can ORDER (it is in stock now) the Safari M10-P at B&H Photo HERE

You can pre order the Safari 50 Summicron at B&H Photo HERE

The lens should ship Mid Feb 2019.

From Leica:
Leica Camera is proud to announce two new special editions featuring the popular Safari aesthetic for the Leica M10-P camera body and the Leica Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 lens, sold separately. The eye-catching special finish of olive green ‘Safari’ cameras from Leica have a long and storied tradition, dating back to the early years of the M-System.
The Leica M10-P Edition ‘Safari’ camera body is limited to 1,500 units worldwide and includes a carrying strap and SD/credit card holder in brandy-colored leather, available now. The Leica Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 Edition ‘Safari’ lens marks the very first time in Leica’s history that a Leica M-Lens will be offered in the legendary olive green finish. The lens is limited to 500 units worldwide, available in mid-February.

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19 Comments

  1. Munich Germany.

    Got my Safari M10-P today. Well the feel and the look is remarkable. It gives the most modern style of the leica history a wonderful different touch. Now I have to wait for the lens. It will be released and shipped to the headstores in Germany by mid of March. Information received 2 hours ago from the biggest leica stores in Germany(LEICA HAMBURG, LEICA BERLIN and LEICA MUNICH)

    I think even the summicron 50/2.0 isnt the greatest lens, the combination will be an all eyes on you guarantee.

    Happy Hunting Safari Friends.

  2. Steve, just wanted to drop a quick line and say thanks for everything you do, your videos and related content have helped make photography more enjoyable.

    • The My Gear page is current. I haven’t owned the M10 in a long while, since it was released. I talked about this at length, but it was due to focus issues. Also talked about it in my M10D review here months ago. Wanted the M10D and almost pulled the trigger but didn’t do it as I was waiting to see what an SL2 would be. But, I have decided to go back to the SL original (at its lower price right now) as it has all I need in a camera. It really is, at the end of the day, my fave digital I have owned, and the S1 doesn’t tempt me over it for a few reasons (though the S1 has more features). The SL and the M are my fave cameras ever, but the SL is a more enjoyable experience for me with M lenses and I love the design, build, feel, controls. I am going to go back to just shooting what I 100% enjoy for personal use, which is Leica. Canon for video, Leica for personal. No more messing around with the others for my personal use, just not the same experience for me.

  3. I have the MP240 Safari kit and everyone who spies this beast in my hand or hanging by my Leicatime strap is fetched in, and.express how they love the look. Yeah, me too. It’s not going anywhere.

    • I am tempted to pick up that Safari lens to pair with my MP240 Safari. Never been interested in the M10 given how great my 240 is.

  4. Thanks Steve, I hadn’t realized the lenses weren’t Safari color, I seem to remember the R3 Safari with the green lenses but maybe not. I’ve never bought one of these special editions but enjoy looking at them. Beautiful or not, I love Leica’s uniqueness and fun approach to these cameras.

  5. Yes, it is the most beautiful M Special Edition and the only one with the same or a little over from the regular version.

  6. What a hideous looking camera, no safari colour body cap, shame on you Leica. Does Leica sell safari suits and Pith helmets with it? That 50mm lens is a tad too short when approaching dangerous animals in African bush so be careful potential owners. Just kidding of course, sales of these abominations helps this small company to generate some extra funds for whatever they do.

    • What is hideous to you may be beautiful to someone else, just as what is beautiful to you may be hideous to someone else. But this is nothing new, it’s been going on for as long as my memory goes back with Leica ; ) Special editions, limited editions and some love it. I’m out of that phase but still love the M10 ; )

      • Dammm, you must be wanking all around with that safari set?.. Another ” possession ” in perspective, until the next one…

        • What are you even talking about? I do no own a Safari set, and have no plans to buy it, as I said in this post. Maybe you should read before making a comment that makes zero sense ; )

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