Leica has unveiled a new limited-edition Leica M10-P “Reporter,” a reportage camera that can withstand even the most challenging conditions.
The Leica M10-P “Reporter” is not the first Leica camera designed with photojournalists’ needs and reportage photographers in mind. The German brand’s exclusive reporter range includes models such as the 1933 Leica 250 Reporter for 250 shots or the 1956 Leica MP – a variation of the Leica M3 with a Leicavit quick-release trigger, suggested by renowned photographers Alfred Eisenstadt (1898-1995) and David Douglas Duncan (1916-2018). The launch of the Leica M10-P “Reporter” camera in 2020 is timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award.
With its dark green scratch-resistant coating and Kevlar finish, the Leica M10-P “Reporter” recalls the extremely challenging conditions in which many of the most outstanding news stories of our time were produced. Kevlar is a synthetic material often used in the manufacture of bulletproof clothing. Under the influence of ultraviolet rays, the chamber’s kevlar part will gradually acquire the same color as the upper and lower parts of the chamber.
The Leica M10-P “Reporter” is easy to use thanks to its crisscross Kevlar coating. All engravings on the camera are made as inconspicuously as possible and are made in light green. This makes the camera more inconspicuous compared to black cameras with white inlays. The technical characteristics of the M10-P “Reporter” are identical to the serial Leica M10-P.
The Leica M10-P “Reporter” is available in a limited edition of 450 pieces worldwide.