Leica CL '100 Jahre Bauhaus' Edition
Limited to 150 sets worldwide
SKU: 799429193239 Mfg Code: 19323
Leica Camera celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school of art and design in Germany with a new special edition camera, the Leica CL '100 Jahre Bauhaus' Edition. The set comprises a silver chrome Leica CL camera with matching silver Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH lens and a black leather carrying strap. The leather covering of the camera and the leather strap are embossed with the Bauhaus word mark. The Leica logo, in keeping with the Bauhaus emphasis on minimalist aesthetics, has been reduced and desaturated to pure black to give the entire camera a monochromatic palette. This edition is strictly limited to 150 sets worldwide.
Founded in 1919 and operating until 1933, the Bauhaus was famous for its approach to design and the arts. Its philosophy of "form follows function" was influential to the world of art and remains today a keystone of modern design. The "bauhaus" word mark discreetly emblazoned on the camera's front was originally created by Joost Schmidt, one of the famous graphic designers of the Bauhaus and acting director of the photography department from 1928 to 1932. The combination of the subtle bauhaus lettering and black Leica logo with the Leica CL's discreet looks and simplified controls make the Leica CL '100 jahre bauhaus' an elegant and iconic piece of German design. The Leica CL represents the juxtaposition of iconic design and advanced technical standards. This portable system camera is a versatile everyday tool for photographers that delivers pristine image quality and sensory satisfaction.
Each camera has a dedicated serial number for collectors on the top of the camera housing.
To learn more about the camera and see real-world sample images under a wide variety of lighting conditions, check out the excellent in-depth Leica CL review on Red Dot Forum: The Leica CL Review: The Perfect Travel Camera