To commemorate the iconic Jim Marshall photography, Jim Marshall LLC and Leica Camera have partnered to release a limited edition Leica M 246 Jim Marshall Monochrom masterpiece. Jim shot many of his images of The Beetles, Woodstock, Neil Young, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, the Allman Brothers, The Who, Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, and more using one of the several Leica cameras he carried. So it is only natural that Leica Camera would honor Jim with this special edition.
Each individually numbered camera features an engraving of Jim Marshall’s signature on the top plate. The LEICA M Monochrom (Typ 246) and LEICA SUMMILUX-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH are made of brass components with a very special “Laiton” coating, which provides a very unique mat finish and one-of-a-kind appearance for each set. Another distinctive component of this exclusive set is the lens, which is modern in its optical design but classic in look and handling thanks to its knurled focus ring and round lens hood, reminiscent of the 1960’s. The set also comes with an artisan style brown leather strap styled in the tradition of the strap Jim Marshall used with his Leica M4.
Contents of the Leica M 246 Jim Marshall Edition Set
- Jim Marshall Limited Edition Estate print of “Thelonious Monk at Monterey Jazz
Festival 1964.” The print is an archival 8 x 10 ink jet print (image size, 6 x 9) numbered and signed by
Jim Marshall Photography LLC and made from the original negative by Jim Marshall. This image was
not printed for sale or exhibition during Jim Marshall’s lifetime. It is only being offered to collectors of the
Leica M Monochrom “Jim Marshall Set” to expand the breadth of this photographic legacy. When the
edition is complete, the Estate will not release further prints of this image at this size and in this
- The Jim Marshall Jazz Festival book published by Reel Art Press featuring a special dust cover. The book is numbered and estate embossed and consists of Jim’s jazz festival photographs from the 1960’s; published for the first time.
- Leica Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH
- Artisan Thin Brown Leather Strap
- Certificate of Authenticity
Gather the funds now since this edition is limited to 50 sets and will be sold exclusively in North America through Leica Stores and Boutiques…at the low price of $12,950. Deliveries will begin in mid-June. Invest in a part of history.