Leica M10-R black paint finish
A timeless witness of light.
Most Leica models are finished in black chrome or black anodized with a matte satin surface. Yet the exclusive special edition Leica M10-R features a unique glossy black paint finish. This previously classic look might be less robust compared to modern equivalents. But with time it develops its own inimitable patina.
Many photographers treasure these signs of wear that reveal the brass on the cap, bottom cover and the function wheels after intensive use. Now, the Leica M10-R too will expose these authentic characteristics over time. Its unique patina bearing witness to the passing of time—capturing more than just events but telling its very own story.
The exclusive design variant of the Leica M10-R combines all the modern technology associated with its model with classic design elements. In addition to its glossy black paint finish, the cap features the famous Leica script and "Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Germany" engraving. Both the ISO and the shutter speed dial feature characteristic cross knurling and the release button—a silver glossy chrome finish. These special details are thanks to the rare black glossy classics Leica M3 and Leica M4, which continue to delight Leica fans to this day. The emblematic red Leica dot has also deliberately been omitted.