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VW designer de'Silva pens a Leica camera

Fri, 24 Sep 2010

Leica, the German camera maker, introduced the Walter de'Silva-designed Leica M9 Titanium edition camera recently at Photokina, the biannual photo gathering in Germany.

De'Silva, head of design for Volkswagen and responsible for designing the Audi A5 and Volkswagen Scirocco, took Leica's original M9 camera and created the M9 Titanium. De'Silva employed his Audi design team to assist in the project.

Leica will only sell 500 copies of the special edition camera, which uses Leica's Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 aspherical lens and has a solid titanium exterior.

The M9 Titanium goes on sale in November for $30,897.

By Brad Constant