I don't know about you, but I really dig the look of a brassed-out old camera. The coolest finish for a camera in my opinion is black paint over brass—but only after you use it enough to see some brass.
Created to celebrate the anniversary of the company's official shop in Vienna, the Leica Hammertone M-A Camera gives the venerable analog shooter a rugged new look. Both the camera body and the included Leica Meter have been given.
Larry Burrows’s Leica. The serial number found on the top of a battered Leica found at the crash site in Laos indicates the camera belonged to Larry Burrows of LIFE magazine. AP Photo by Ronen Zilberman.