Iconic crimson dot apart, Leica cameras often fly underneath the radar. It’s why they associate with avenue pictures like gin goes with tonic. The delicate styling and minimal interface allow you to shoot strangers with out drawing an excessive amount of consideration – however perhaps consideration is precisely what you’re after? The D-Lux 7 BAPE x STASH restricted version isn’t any shrinking violet.
The German digicam maker has teamed up with hype beast clothes model A Bathing Ape and New York graffiti artist Stash for 2 bespoke variants of the D-Lux 7 Micro 4 Thirds compact. Each are lined in BAPE’s signature ABC camouflage sample and ape head insignia, together with Stash’s wildstyle graffiti tag. The black-finish model can be offered by Leica, whereas the silver one can be completely accessible by A Bathing Ape.
Every digicam comes with a specially-designed carry pouch, further carry strap and a personalized auto lens cap that opens and closes because the lens extends and retracts.
Beneath the suitably avenue styling, the limited-run D-Lux 7 is unchanged from the usual mannequin. It’s packing a Micro 4 Thirds sensor with efficient 17MP decision, paired to a 24-75mm, f/1.7-2.8 lens. Burst mode is nice for 11fps stills, and it’s also possible to file 4K video at 30fps, or Full HD clips at 60fps.
It’s absolutely handbook, with EV and shutter pace dials on the highest plate, and an aperture management ring on the lens barrel. There’s an EVF viewfinder for composition, or you need to use the touchscreen show. Leica bundles a removable flash, which bolts onto the new shoe mount up prime.
The D-Lux 7 isn’t any stranger to a particular version, having beforehand seen a 7 Vans x Ray Barbee collab with the skate shoe model’s well-known checkerboard black and white sample protecting the entrance plate.
This newest BAPE x STASH mannequin is a strictly limited-run drop, with no indication of what number of will make it into the wild. These trying to snap one up ought to head to the Leica web site, the place the black-finish mannequin is on sale for £1750.