Leica and Hodinkee Releasing 150 Distinctive Leica Q2 “Ghost” Cameras
Leica and NYC-based watch-selling web site Hodinkee have teamed up once more, this time to launch a brand new, specially-themed version of Leica’s compact Leica Q2 digicam.
The extraordinarily restricted version gadget is being dubbed the Leica Q2 “Ghost” Set by Hodinkee and simply the Leica Q2 “Ghost” by Leica itself.
This isn’t the primary time that the 2 corporations have labored collectively both. In 2019, the watch web site and Leica labored collectively to advertise a Leica M10-P “Ghost Version” that Hodinkee bought as restricted version releases.
Within the case of the duo’s newest digicam launch, this Q2 version might be launched in an especially small run of simply 150 engraved items worldwide.
All of those might be coloured with gentle, basically “ghostly” tones to evoke the light bezel look of sure standard dive watches bought by the Hodinkee model. This might be in sharp distinction to the everyday black coloring of Leica’s commonplace Q2 cameras.
The light near-white coloring of the brand new digicam editions isn’t nearly beauty worth both. To create it, Leica is portray the particular version Ghost cameras’ magnesium alloy frames with a delicate gray that’s then wrapped in tonal gray leather-based specifically handled for cover in opposition to moisture and mud penetration.
What’s extra, the cameras are coated with an anodized silver end just like the look of metal casing on a dive watch, which additional reinforces the “Ghost” label for these distinctive editions.
Leica can be foregoing its iconic crimson dot emblem for all of those cameras. It beforehand did the identical in its Q2 Monochrom and Q2 Reporter digicam fashions.
The thumb grip on these cameras might be made from silver aluminum and even their strap goes to be created from a gray woven material.
To obviously state that the brand new digicam editions had been made in partnership with Hodinkee, Leica can be including a small engraving that states “GHOST SET BY HODINKEE”, which might be set above the LCD show of the cameras.
Under this LCD display might be one other engraving that clarifies which quantity by order of manufacturing from the 150 editions any given digicam is.
These distinct particulars are designed to obviously delineate these cameras as particular editions of the distinctive, collectible “Ghost” set.
By way of their inside specs, these 150 “Ghost” cameras will all have the identical know-how as commonplace Leica Q2 digicam editions. They may retail for $5,995 and are going to be bought solely by the Hodinkee Store as of November fifteenth.
Later, on December 8th, Leica and Hodinkee will launch an extra 2000 “Ghost” digicam items for common retail by Leica’s shops, however with out the engraved “GHOST SET BY HODINKEE” label or the numbered 1-150 sequence engravings. These latter editions will even lack the silver aluminum thumb grip and Hodinkee strap.