Presenting the fashion-conscious Leica CL
Surely the new must-have for fashion photographers everywhere – this state-of-the-art, limited-edition Leica camera has been styled by British fashion designer Paul Smith. The Leica CL ‘Edition Paul Smith’ takes the camera’s signature timeless design, and adds the brand’s iconic stripes, unique sketches and bold accent colours.
This is Leica’s second collaboration with Paul Smith, resulting in 900 units, with custom illustrations featured on the camera body – a unique sketch depicting an eye just above the viewfinder, while the message ‘Look and See’, in Paul Smith’s own handwriting, can be found above the digital display screen. This references the designer’s famous quote, “Many people look, but often they don’t see.”
Away from its bold looks, the Leica CL delivers in terms of performance, with a 24MP sensor, fast autofocus and a continuous shooting rate of up to 10 frames per second. The EyeRes electronic viewfinder helps composition by making the final image visible just before the shutter release is pressed, with images easily transferred to a smartphone for sharing via the Leica FOTOS App.
The Leica CL ‘Edition Paul Smith’ includes a compact Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH lens, a neon rope with Paul Smith and Leica branding, a dust cloth featuring a photo print of vintage cameras owned by Paul Smith himself, and a certificate of authenticity. It all arrives in a special presentation box, all for a little over AED14,412.