The Leica M Edition 60 is the company's 60th anniversary limited-edition version of its latest M rangefinder. It costs around $20,000 and has no display and no buttons (aside from the shutter). To some, it's ridiculous. To most, it's unaffordable. But after shooting with it for a couple of hours, I can say that if nothing else, it's incredibly charming.
Inside the minimalist exterior of the M 60 are the same set of guts found in last year's M Type 240 and its 24 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. Attached is a 35mm f/1.4 Summulix ASPH, the ne plus ultra of Leica's 35mm offerings. There are only 600 of these rigs being made, and one of them was at Leica's Brooklyn studio last week. We were lucky enough to borrow it for a short stint.