Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/10/09

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Subject: [Leica] Ive's Leica
From: lrzeitlin at (lrzeitlin at
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 19:27:57 -0400 (EDT)

Let's see now. If the camera was truly designed in 85 days that's 6 or 
7 models and 12 parts a day. Just about one model and two parts per 
hour allowing time for eating and coffee breaks. That boggles the 
imagination even for an efficient design firm. More likely the camera 
was designed during a single three martini lunch. Still it is a nice 
minimalist design, rather like a Leica M with all the edges and fiddly 
little parts smoothed off. I might even buy one of the price was 
reasonable, say $2000.
Larry Z
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Original post:
Leica Camera is pleased to present The Leica M designed by Jony Ive and 
Marc Newson.
 From a design standpoint, it features a laser machined aluminum body 
and an anodized aluminum outer shell. A total of 561 models and nearly 
1000 prototype parts were made during the 85 days it took to create 
this unique, one of a kind camera.