If James Bond retrained as a photographer, he'd most likely use this new Leica
It's no secret that James Bond has obtained a little bit of a factor for snazzy equipment. From 007's penchant for hardwearing Omega Seamaster watches to his ardour for a knitted Sunspel polo shirt or seven, the newest sexed-up gadget he's added to his arsenal is a digital camera.
Restricted to 250 items, and launched in tandem with the discharge of the twenty fifth Bond movie, Leica's new 007 version is a souped-up tackle its basic Q2 mannequin. Completed with the globally well-known gun barrel design on the lens cap, one of many main flash factors of the brand new digital camera – which is well as attractive as something the German marque has ever produced – is that it comes completed in a handcrafted bottle inexperienced leather-based case designed by British baggage producer Globe-Trotter.
Globe-Trotter famously designed the suitcases carried by Craig's Bond within the forthcoming movie and the color of the digital camera case – dubbed “ocean inexperienced” – matches the hue of the shiny end that coats the canvas uppers of the baggage (which additionally make a pleasant addition to Bond's ever-expanding equipment arsenal).
The idea for the brand new digital camera was initially cooked up by pictures fanatic and Bond co-producer Michael Wilson (who works carefully together with his sister Barbara Broccoli on the franchise). An professional on Nineteenth-century pictures, Wilson based the Wilson Centre For Pictures in 1978. He was additionally instrumental in securing the brand new Leica Q2 007 a spot within the new No Time To Die movie, with cameras popping up in Bond's Jamaican house and Q's London townhouse.
According to the launch of the digital camera, Wilson has additionally unveiled a brand new photographic exhibition titled No Time To Die – Behind The Scenes that includes 25 by no means earlier than seen photographs taken by Wilson, Daniel Craig and photographers Nicola Dove and Greg Williams, a detailed pal of British GQ. The exhibition runs from 10 September to fifteen October on the Leica Gallery on Duke Avenue.
The digital camera itself goes on sale on 9 September and with items so restricted you'll should shake a leg and stir your self to get your fingers on one (sorry, Mr Bond).
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