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 body generally 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.

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