Leica has announced that the Leica Q2 007 Edition camera will be available, limited to 250 cameras, all individually numbered and priced at £6750. The camera comes with a customised and handcrafted case designed by the luxury suitcase brand Globe-Trotter.
The Leica Q2 special edition features the iconic 007 logo on the top plate, as well as the famous Bond gun barrel design on the lens cap, as we as an “Ocean green” leather-effect grip, with the same colour used for the case, which feature in No Time To Die.
The camera celebrates the release of the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die, and there will be an exclusive photography exhibition to celebrate the forthcoming movie.
Oh, and if you wanted to use the camera as an actual camera, rather than the collectors item that it so clearly is, then it has the following features, with a 47.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor, a 28mm f/1.7 optically-stabilised lens, ISO 50-50,000, a 3.68m-dot OLED viewfinder, and a Dust and splash-resistant construction.
From Leica: “Every photographer has their very own style, but I feel that with our Leica cameras, we all speak with one voice.” Michael G. Wilson
Leica’s partnership with British cinema’s longest-running film franchise has seen the cameras play a role both on set and behind the scenes.
In No Time To Die, Leica worked with the 007 production team to display Leica cameras on the sets of James Bond’s Jamaican home, and fittingly the ‘Leica Q2’ in Q’s home in London.
Off-screen, Michael G. Wilson has curated an exclusive photography exhibition featuring 25 unique black and white behind-the-scenes photographs shot on Leica cameras by Michael G. Wilson, Daniel Craig, and No Time To Die photographers Nicola Dove and Greg Williams.
You can view the exhibition No Time To Die – Behind the Scenes, 25 photos at Leica Galleries/Stores from Sept 9, at Leica Galleries/Stores Frankfurt (until Oct. 30, 2021), London (until Oct. 17, 2021), L.A. (until Oct. 11, 2021), Seoul, Singapore (both until Oct. 31, 2021), Taipeh (until Nov. 15, 2021) as well as in Salzburg (Sept. 17 — Oct. 21, 2021), Vienna (Sept. 17 — Oct. 30, 2021), Tokyo (Sept. 24, 2021 — Jan. 25, 2022) and Osaka (Nov. 3, 2021 — Jan. 11, 2022).
If you can’t make it to the galleries, then you can view some of them on the Leica blog.