German craftsmanship meets Italian design with the launch of Leica\u2019s M10 Zagato Edition camera. Zagato is, of course, referring to the acclaimed automotive brand that\u2019s worked on cars for Porsche and Aston Martin to name a few.\r\n\r\nThe Leica M10 Zagato Edition offers unique visual and tactile highlights. The top deck, baseplate, outer casing and control elements are all manufactured from aluminium. Instead of the usual leather trim, the bodyshell is finished with fine grooves, and the integrated handgrip at the left of the body visually distinguishes the special edition from the standard model.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nZagato is also the first Leica camera to have its serial number engraved on an aluminium badge on the base of the camera that\u2019s revealed only when the baseplate is opened.\r\n\r\nDr Andrea Zagato, who personally designed the 250 M10 examples says \u201cwithout the possibilities offered by photography, we would never have had the invaluable pictures and the ability to reconstruct vehicle models, and would not be able to present our work from the last decades in such an impressive way.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Zagato Edition represents the first time the M10 model camera has received a special edition. It\u2019s surprising when you consider just how many special editions Leica has under its belt. This is not the first collaboration between Leica and Zagato either, as the two brands launched a series of binoculars back in 2015.\r\n\r\nThe Leica M10 Zagato Edition is available now in selected Leica Stores for the considerable price of AUD $ 31,300. In addition to the camera and Summilux-M 35 mm f\/1.4 ASPH lens, the Zagato Edition includes a carrying strap in red full-grain leather embossed with the Zagato logotype. The certificate of authenticity comes in the form of an aluminium plate with an engraved serial number.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.