Leica X2 - Paul Smith Edition
SKU: 799429184537 Mfg Code: 18453
Paul Smith for Leica
What the red dot is to Leica, above all bright stripes are to Paul Smith designs and the most wonderful proof that they can live in perfect harmony is embodied in every single one of the 1,500 cameras of the strictly limited Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith.
As ever, when the English designer wants to give a classic that special twist, the aim of the stylish makeover of the Leica X2 was the creation of sheer joy. This exclusive special edition combines British style with German design, German and British traditions - the red dot and bright, colorful stripes. Both of them iconic trademarks.
And it is these immensely popular stripes that are now recreated in the design of this special edition of the Leica X2: in the bright orange on the top plate, the legendary British racing green of the leather trim and the fluorescent yellow of its base.
As well as the courageous and refreshingly bright combination of colors, another Paul Smith highlight is the stylized light bulb engraved on the cover of the pop-up flash.
"Photography is very close to my heart"
Paul Smith is regarded as Britain's most successful fashion designer. But for quite a while now, the designer's interests have no longer been exclusively in the world of fashion. Paul Smith's designs now make the entire planet that little bit brighter with everything from bottles and tableware to furniture and carpets, skis and - would you believe it - even cars.
Take a look now, and see for yourself that Paul Smith the man is just as refreshing as his design. Find out when his passion for photography began, and what the connection is between the knighted designer and Leica.
In addition to the camera, the special limited edition features a range of accessories also designed by Paul Smith. These include a camera protector and a camera strap, both in taupe-colored calfskin, and a lens cleaning cloth inscribed with ‘Paul Smith for Leica'.
As the Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith is an expression of sheer joy, this has to begin when unwrapping it and that's why this special edition is perfectly packed in an equally specially designed presentation box.
Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith - for the sheer joy of creative design.
Lens Leica Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH., 8 elements in 6 groups, 1 aspherical lens. Focal length 24mm (35 mm film equivalent). Aperture 2.8 to 16 (1/3-EV increments). Focusing range 30 cm - infinity Focusing options 1 point, 11 points, spot, face detection. Image sensor 16.5 MP, APS-C, CMOS image sensor (effective 16.1 MP). Resolution JPEG in 3:2 format: 4928 × 3264 pixels (16.1 MP), 4288 × 2856 pixels (12.2 MP), 3264 × 2160 pixels (7.1 MP), 2144 × 1424 pixels (3.1 MP), 1632 × 1080 pixels (1.8 MP). DNG in 3:2 format: 4944 × 3272 pixels (16.2 MP). Image quality JPEG super fine, JPEG fine, DNG + JPEG super fine, DNG + JPEG fine. Exposure modes Automatic program (P), automatic aperture priority (A), automatic shutter priority (S), Manual setting (M). Exposure Compensation Gradation: 1/3 EV increments, range: ± 3 EV. Automatic exposure bracketing 1/3 to 3 EV increments, 3 exposures. Metering modes Smart multi-segment metering, center-weighted metering, selective (spot) metering. White balance Auto, halogen, daylight, flash, cloudy, shade, electronic flash, 2 manual settings, manual color temperature setting with fine tuning. Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500. Shutter speeds 30 s to 1 /2000 s. Continuous shooting 3 fps or 5 fps, max. 8 consecutive exposures with constant shooting speed in DNG + JPEG fine quality. Exposure modes Standard, dynamic, natural, b/w natural, b/w high contrast. Flash Modes Auto, flash exposure correction, red-eye correction, fill-in flash, slow sync, studio, 1st / 2nd curtain sync. Hot shoe Compatible with Leica SF 24D, Leica SF 58 flash units. Monitor 2.7"-TFT LCD with 230,000 pixels, wide-angle field of view: 100 %. Playback modes 16 thumbnails, single frame, magnify (16 × max.), image rotation, deletion protection. Internal memory Approx. 110 MB Memory card compatibility SD, SDHC, SDXC. Interfaces HDMI out, USB (USB 2.0 high speed). Battery (lithium-ion) Capacity: approx. 450 exposures. Dimensions (L×H× D) Approx. 124× 69× 51.5 mm. (4.88” x 2.72” x 2.03”) Weight Approx. 316 g / 345 g (11.2 oz / 12.2 oz (without/with battery). Product includes Battery (Leica BP-DC8), battery charger (Leica BC-DC8), battery case, leather carrying strap, USB cable, lens cap, user manual. Software Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® (free download option after camera registration)