Some pretty surprising and offensive news from Leica, via this post on Leica Rumors: Leica is actually releasing special edition cameras for the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China! I've worked a lot in international human rights policy and the role that culture plays in these matters, and I really cannot believe that this edition was okayed by the Leica team!Assuming the rumor's true, perhaps these cameras are equipped with automated lens-smashers or umbrella cops, to foil any photographic documentation that might run afoul of Communist Party censors?
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