Really? This is the new Leica special edition? Yep…the new “D-Lux 6 – G-Star RAW Edition”. This is really a Panaosnic LX-7 through and through besides the new fancy exterior. An LX-7 sells for $359. The Leica D-Lux 6 comes in at $799. This one is going to come in at $1325. Almost $1000 more than the one with the Panasonic logo on it and it is the same exact camera. I adored the D-Lux 5 and would pay the couple hundred extra for it over the old LX-5 but when you are talking $1325 for a $300 camera then..well.. Looks like this is one for the collectors. I remember being told about a year and a half ago that Leica was doing something with G-Star but was top secret, so guess it has been planned for quite a while.
The funny thing is that I love G-Star RAW clothing. I will be sporting a couple of G-Star jackets on the Palouse trip this weekend 🙂 But this new special edition is one for hardcore Leica AND G-Star fans. I do admit it looks slick and the case and cap are nicely designed. Actually looks like a real “Mini M” – lol. But this is the special edition that was mentioned a couple of weeks back and will also be available tomorrow at the Grand Opening of the Leica Store in Los Angeles.