In 2012, Leica Camera and Paul Smith released a one-of-a-kind camera design in the Leica X2 "Edition Paul Smith." Now for 2019, Leica Camera presents the second collaboration with the renowned fashion label with a new unique special edition of the acclaimed Leica CL, the Leica CL "Edition Paul Smith."
The set comprises a Leica CL camera with a bold blue top plate, vibrant accent colors on its top buttons and striped across the camera's bottom, and unique design elements with a hand-drawn sketched look. Atop the viewfinder is an illustration of a large eye, while "look and see" is found on the camera's rear in Paul Smith's distinctive handwriting along with his signature.
These artistic highlights are reference to Paul's famous quote, "many people look, but often they don't see." Included with the edition is a black anodized Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH lens, and accompanying the set is a specially designed colorful rope strap and a cleaning cloth adorned with a photo collage of heritage Leica cameras – all packed in a unique box individualized by Paul Smith Design.
The Leica CL Prime kit includes the CL camera and Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH lens.
The Leica CL is an intuitive camera with a built-in high-resolution electronic viewfinder and all essential controls conveniently located on its top plate, designed to be used with L-mount lenses. Atop the camera are two dials, with customizable buttons in each center, for setting the aperture, shutter speed, ISO value, exposure compensation and shooting mode – making it convenient for the photographer to take pictures without taking their eye away from the viewfinder. An additional display on the top plate instantly provides all relevant photographic settings at a glance. The user has total control at their fingertips when taking pictures with the Leica CL, and the perfectly tuned pressure point of the shutter release brings it all together with a satisfying haptic click.