Leica Announces Special Edition “Titan” MA Film Camera and Matching 50mm Lens


by Jeremy Gray

published Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. EDT

Leica has announced its sixth titanium special edition camera since the launch of the Leica M6 TTL “Titanium” in 2001. The latest titanium luxury Leica is the Leica MA “Titan” set.

The Leica MA “Titan” set includes a titanium Leica MA camera and a matching titanium APO-Summicron M 50 F2 ASPH. lens. Leica writes: “Distinguished by a look that is as elegant as it is exclusive, the set combines the timeless appeal of the analogue Leica MA with the classic design of the APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH.

To create the Leica MA “Titan” set, Leica milled key camera components from solid titanium, ensuring an elegant look and durable construction. The Leica MA is also ready to stand the test of time, as the camera is purely mechanical, with no electrical components or data connections. Leica says the MA is “a return to photography in its purest form”. To celebrate his legacy, the camera includes “Ernst Leitz Wetzlar” script on its top plate.

The Leica MA works with a wide range of M-mount lenses, ranging from 16mm to 135mm focal length. The APO-Summicron-M 50mm F2 ASPH included. The lens is modeled after the first 50mm Summicron-M lens released in 1956. The “Titan” version also comes with a titanium lens hood.

The Leica MA “Titan” set is limited to just 250 units worldwide and costs $19,995. The set comes with engraved serial numbers and arrives in a special black silk-lined presentation box.

The Leica MA is also available to order in the colors chrome black and chrome silver. Although it’s not a limited edition camera, it’s still pricey, with the body only costing $5,695. The Leica MA promises ease of use with its mechanical dials. However, unlike the Leica MP film camera, the Leica MA does not have a built-in light meter, so it is worth considering.


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