ColorWare Gets Hold Of Leica's D-Lux 5, Colors It However You Want
Leica cameras look good on their own. Really good, in fact: a horde of
camera companies have tried to sneak small design influences from Leica
into their own gear, and while the company's kit is obviously about as
expensive as it gets, those fortunate to own a Leica
adore it. So, it's no surprise to see ColorWare grabbing one of these
for their own amusement, and then offering high-end consumers the chance to own a D-Lux 5 in pretty much any color combination you
could dream up.
The D-Lux 5 is actually one of Leica's least expensive cameras at $800, just marginally more expensive than some of the
nicer interchangeable lens cameras on the market. However, a ColorWare model
is more expensive: $1200. The good news, though, is that it's just $400 if customers send in their existing D-Lux 5.
Is a $400 paint job on an $800 camera a
worthwhile investment? Time will tell.