Leica Camera has unveiled a unique, limited edition design CL camera, created in partnership with the acclaimed British fashion designer, Paul Smith.
A must-have for photography connoisseurs and collectors, Leica CL’s signature timeless design has been enriched with Paul Smith’s iconic stripes, unique sketches and bold accent colours, inspired by Paul’s bespoke 2016 Land Rover Defender.
Mirroring Paul Smith’s approach to design, the Leica CL is the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Leica’s second collaboration with the quintessentially British designer has accentuated the Leica CL’s sleek frame with a striking colour scheme that is a nod to the British countryside and the Land Rover Defender’s heritage as a service vehicle for the British Armed Forces.
Celebrating Paul Smith’s creativity and authenticity, this limited edition of 900 units features his custom illustrations on the body of the camera. A unique sketch depicting an eye sits above the viewfinder while the message ‘look and see’ in Paul’s distinctive handwriting can be found above the digital display screen, referencing his famous quote, “Many people look, but often they don’t see.”
The high-performance Leica CL delivers outstanding image quality. A 24-megapixel sensor, fast autofocus and a continuous shooting rate of up to ten frames per second make the Leica CL an ideal companion for spontaneous photography. The EyeRes® electronic viewfinder provides complete control of image composition by making the final image visible in the viewfinder just before the shutter release is pressed.
Thanks to the easy connection to the Leica FOTOS App, images can be transferred directly from the camera to a smartphone, enabling instant sharing of pictures with the unique Leica look.
The Leica CL ‘Edition Paul Smith’ includes a compact Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens to be conveniently taken along everywhere, opening up countless creative opportunities.
The specially designed limited edition presentation box comes with the camera and lens, a neon rope strap with Paul Smith and Leica branding, a dust cloth featuring a photo print of Paul’s vintage cameras, and a certificate of authenticity.
The Leica CL ‘Edition Paul Smith’ is available for sale from today. RRP: £3,500 for the set.
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