Are you trying to find a gift for one of those crazies who’s always going on about the superiority of vinyl, or who dresses like a character on Mad Men? Here are some ideas for the retrophile in your life.
Leica M7: DSLR schmeeSLR. Digital photography still can’t match the old-school beauty of film, and Leica’s M7 35mm camera is one of the best and most gorgeous out there. It’s the kind of gift you’d hand down to your grandkids, partly because it’ll last forever and partly because it costs enough that you need several lifetimes to get your money’s worth. The M7 also has an even-more-decadent Hermes edition which clocks in at $US14,000, but the normal M7 is available now and would send any prosumer DSLR-owner into fits of jealousy. $US5500 [Gizmodo; Leica] [imgclear]
Don’t forget to recommend your own favourite retro-centric gifts in the comments.
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