I can’t stand losing $14,995… even if it is on an Andy Summers Leica M Monochrom

Leica M Monochrom Andy Summers
(Image credit: Leica)

$14,995.00/£14,000 is a lot, even for a Leica. This Andy Summers ‘signature’ edition is essentially a Leica M Monochrom with a bundled Summicron-M f/2 35mm ASPH. lens, which would normally sell for around half that amount.

This is a lot cheaper than Leica’s previous £24,000 Lenny Kravitz Leica M Monochrom edition, but then that was a twin-lens kit with a Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH, and a Leica APO-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 ASPH.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com