A friend of mine whipped out her Leica C-Lux 2 and I was really taken by how it looked from the front. The controls behind though, looked like a typical Panasonic/Casio compact digicam. Awful and convoluted.

Still, it piqued my interest enough to peek at the Leica website and there, I found the far more respectable M8 and more interestingly, a build your own camera service. Available only to the analog M7 and the fully automatic, battery-less MP, you get 9 steps to customize your own camera from the top finish, leatherette, controls, viewfinders etc. I felt like I was in Nike iD but vintagey.

You can get bespoke anything online nowadays!

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Peep my lizard leather, silver chromed, next level MP with M7 rewind, unengraved for maximum photo snob exclusivity.

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