While it’s almost impossible to improve on design perfection, it is possible to elevate its appearance through the choice of material. Take the Leica M-A “Titan” Set. Continuing a tradition that started in 2001 with the Leica M6 TTL “Titanium”, it is now in its 6th edition.
Limited to just 250 pieces, the Leica M-A “Titan” Set combines the timelessness of the analogue Leica M-A with the classic design of the APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH. Essential components of the camera and lens have been made in solid titanium which is much lighter than brass. This is a material that impresses with its resistance as well as with its inimitably elegant appearance. Making even the most demanding photographic assignments a pleasure that lasts longer in your memory than it takes in reality.
As a purely mechanical camera, the Leica M-A is a precision instrument that has been so dramatically reduced to the essentials that it opens up entirely new creative horizons for photographers. It may have no monitor, no exposure meter, and no battery, but what it does have is a mechanical quality that makes Leica’s 100 years of experience instantly tangible. Photographers can read the shutter speed and aperture directly from the camera and lens and so concentrate fully on their subject. The acoustic signature of the shutter release of a Leica M-A is a delight that immediately reveals the precision-engineered excellence of its origin.