If there’s one thing that sells, it’s probably got something to do with James Bond. The fantasy man’s got sway — from dive watches to playing cards to… Leica cameras? Well, what do ya know: this week, the classic camera maker launched its extra-limited run of the 007 Edition Leica Q2. The unveiling dovetails ahead of and nicely with the early-October premiere of No Time To Die, the 25th Bond installment.
Part and parcel with the hard-goods collaboration, Leica Camera is hosting an exclusive photography exhibition. On display now at the Leica Gallery in London, the exhibition features behind-the-scenes shots taken by No Time To Die actor Daniel Craig, photographers Nicola Dove and Greg Williams, and film producer Michael G. Wilson.
What’s so special about a camera, you ask? Only a list can answer that question. After all, it’s a camera of many parts.
Leica Q2 007 Edition Big Picture
- Limited to 250 units
- Limited edition numeral engraving under rear display
- Certificate of authenticity guaranteed
- Top plate features ‘007’ embossing
- Magnesium alloy construction in glossy black finish
- Lens cap features Bond gun barrel engraving (click click bang bang)
- Leather handgrip in ocean green
- Handcrafted leather case in ocean green + black leather strap, commissioned by Globe-Trotter
- Lens: Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH., 11 elements in 9 groups, 3 aspherical elements
- Digital zoom: 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm
- Viewfinder: 3.68 MP OLED high-rez EVF
- Autofocus System: millisecond-rate autofocusing
- Processor: 10 FPS Maestro II continuous-burst processor
- Filter: 1.7 to 16 in 1⁄3 EV increments
- Image sensor/resolution: Full frame CMOS sensor, 50.4/47.3 million pixels (total/effective)
- Dynamic range: 13 stops
- Color depth: 14-bit
- Video formats: 4K UHD and Cine4K video with variable frame rate settings
- Video resolution/frame rate: 4K: 30 or 24 fps / Cine4K: 24 fps / Full HD 24, 30, 60 or 120 fps
Availability & Pricing Of The 007 Leica Q2
Given the minimal supply, all 007 Edition Leica Q2 cameras are available through the maker. Pricing starts and ends at $7,995.
If you find yourself, at this juncture, wondering, “Is all of that really necessary for some photographs?” Well, I suppose that depends on your definition of photography.