Leica releases $5,995 limited-edition ‘Daybreak’ Q2 in collaboration with British singer Seal: Digital Pictures Evaluation


Leica has introduced its newest special-edition digicam, the Leica Q2 ‘Daybreak,’ made in collaboration with British singer-songwriter, Seal. The digicam options an all-black design with a singular Japanese-woven cloth and will probably be restricted to simply 500 items.

Leica says the digicam pays ‘homage to the soulful lyrics of Seal’s songs’ and ‘celebrates the human connection within the artwork of creating {a photograph}’ by ‘Drawing inspiration from the golden glow of dawn and the dance between gentle and shadows.’

As is widespread with Leica’s special-edition cameras, the Q2 ‘Daybreak’ stays unchanged from its less-special counterpart by way of specs and efficiency. The modifications come within the type of a brand new paint job, a specialised cloth and some Seal-branded equipment.

Particularly, the Q23 ‘Daybreak’ options an all-black paint job wrapped with a cloth protecting produced by Japanese model, Hosoo. Leica describes the material as ‘an progressive milestone within the artwork of weaving, utilizing black thread (93% polyester) and gold-colored Japanese paper (7% washi)’ and says it’s impressed by the Japanese phrase ‘komorebi,’ which roughly interprets to ‘the transparency and interaction of sunshine which happens when daylight falls by a tree cover.’

A shawl included within the set is designed by multimedia artist Annina Roescheisen and produced by New York vogue label Rag & Bone in Italy. An included rope digicam strap can be included with Seal’s ‘you turned the sunshine on the darkish facet of me’ lyrics from his track ‘Kiss from a Rose’ printed on it. The digicam additionally has Seal’s signature and the digicam’s version quantity engraved into the digicam.

Beneath the brand new aesthetics is similar 47.3MP sensor with a hard and fast Summilux 28mm F1.7 lens in entrance able to capturing 14-bit stills as DNGs or JPEGs and 4K video at as much as 30fps.

The Leica Q2 ‘Daybreak’ is proscribed to 500 items and is out there to buy by Leica’s on-line store for $5,995, which is surprisingly solely $200 costlier than the usual Q2.


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