Audi’s design team probably felt that strap lugs would ruin the sleek curve of the Leica 60’s rounded sides. Leica
At the Photokina trade show this year Leica announced that they would be making a special 60th anniversary version of the M (typ 240) to mark this milestone for the company’s iconic camera system. In conjunction with Audi’s industrial designers, Leica created a camera that they say is dedicated to, “reductionism as a celebration of photographic art.” What this means is a digital rangefinder body that has no LCD screen and only gives you control over shutter speed, aperture, focusing, and ISO.
Given a few moments with the camera, we didn’t even notice a way to format an SD card. Add to that the fact that it has no lugs with which to attach a camera strap and you have to wonder if Leica expects these collectible cameras to ever be used to make photos at all. They’re lovely to look at though.