Leica is teaming up with Olympic snowboarder (and photographer) Iouri Podladtchikov to liberate a particular limited edition model of the Leica Q, which swaps out the conventional black frame discovered on the camera for a fashionable white colour scheme.
Dubbed the Leica Q “Snow,” the camera is decked out in silver anodized aluminum for the best deck, baseplate, and controls. The frame of the camera is wrapped in natural white leather-based that may most certainly get grimy in the first 5 seconds after you're taking it out of the field. The camera additionally options an aluminum accent shoe duvet, which is it appears a first for a Leica camera. And to spherical out the colour scheme, the Leica Q Snow additionally comes with a white leather-based wearing case and strap.
According to Podladtchikov, the colour selection is no longer as a result of he’s a skilled snowboarder and snow is white and that a snow white camera would after all be the obtrusive transfer right here. Rather, it’s a extra creative selection: “White — for me, that also means ‘carte blanche’ — it’s up to you. It’s time to get creative,” Podladtchikov mentioned in a observation pronouncing the partnership.
Other than the distinctive colour, the remainder of the camera is just like the inventory Leica Q, with a Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens, digital viewfinder, and integrated Wi-Fi. Only 300 Leica Q Snow fashions will likely be made, every personally numbered. The Q Snow is set to price $five,395 when it releases in March, which matches out to a $1,145 top rate over the $four,250 same old style.