Leica found a way to aks even more money for the fullframe Leica M9 ;) The new Leica M9-P comes wthout that red Leica logo, a new cover glass made of Sapphire, a new Vulcanite leatherette cover and old style Leica engraving on top of the camera. For that you wil have to spend $500 more than the current “normal” M9.
And than we have a new expensive Leica Super Elmar M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH lens you can already preorder on Adorama (Click here) for $2,995.00.
UPDATE: Ken Rockwell is pretty upset with that anouncement: “Same as the M9, with the sapphire screen Leica removed from the M8 when it introduced the M9 in order to give themselves this upgrade path as we predicted them to do back in 2009 when they cheated us out of the sapphire that the M8 had. Leica is getting like the Japanese: two steps forward (full-frame and no IR filters needed), and one step back for future upgrades (remove the sapphire cover in 2009 so they can add it in 2011 and claim something new).“