We have seen many versions of different models of the exclusive German brand, but the Leica Q2 was not one of the models that has been lavished the most. Well, now this small but exclusive compact is the basis of a special edition called Leica Q2 Daniel Craig X Greg Williams which has been created by the British creative duo formed by the British actor, known for being the last James Bond, and by photographer Greg Williams.
They both became friends thanks to “our shared love for Leica cameras in ‘Casino Royale’says the photographer, who claims to always wear a Leica Q2 around his neck. For his part, Daniel comments that for him “the Q2 is the perfect camera and does not need any improvement“. For this reason, as is usual, the only changes to this special edition they are merely aesthetic, to reinforce the “luxurious yet understated design” of the camera.
Thus, all the engravings on the new Leica are inlaid with gold paint; to the Leica logo, which, for the first time, has been made by combining black and gold. On the other hand, the name of this version as well as its serial number (sequential, of course) appear (again for the first time), like a laser engraving under the glass of the rear screen. Lastly, the leather body lining, made from Napa calfskin, is “textured with a unique diamond pattern“.
Of course, as often happens, not only has taken care of what the camera itself is, but also the accessories that accompany it. In this case, the strap, made of the same type of leather as the body coating, has been dyed with pigments of vegetable origin, is hand-sewn and adorned with the Leica logo in relief and has rings in a gold finish so as not to clash with the camera.
For the rest, we already say that there are no internal changes and the technical characteristics of a compact that we were able to test last year are maintained. Namely: a compact (but sealed) body, which includes a 3.68MP OLED electronic viewfinder and an integrated Leica Summilux 28mm F1.7 ASPH lens. Its sensor is a 47.3 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that offers a maximum sensitivity of ISO 50,000, is supported by a Maestro II processor and can record 4K video at 24/30 fps.
Price and availability
The Leica Q2 Daniel Craig X Greg Williams, whose production is limited to 750 units around the world, It is now available in the Leica online store with a price of 6250 euros.
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