Leica M9 Hermes pictures and hands-on

As well as the Leica M9 Monochrom, Pocket-Lint was also lucky enough to get a hands-on, well a "gloves-on", with the latest Leica M9-P Edition Hermès.

Limited to just 300 products, each etched with its own unique number code, boxed with a book and a 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens, the M9-P is, clearly, a snip at just £18,000.

Those with fatter wallets may opt for one of the 100 products to come boxed with three silver-anodised lenses - the 28mm f/2 ASPH and 50mm f/0.95 and 90mm f/2 ASPH - priced at a mere £36,000. Fortunately VAT is included.

Unlike the standard M9, the Hermès edition has been designed by Walter de'Silva. As such it comes without a hotshoe, though with that uber-bright f/0.95 lens it's quite possible you'll never need - nor want - a flash.

The shutter dial and multi-function dial have also been completely designed to give this special edition that extra special feel. The obvious tie-in with Hermès, the camera is also dressed in Hermès Veau Swift calfskin leather. Very chic.

We're suckers for pricey kit. Rich fashionistas and Arabian princes pay attention - this is the hot ticket right here.

Will you be one of the lucky (crazy?) people bagging one of the limited Hermès special edition M9 cameras?