UPDATE: Images of the James Bond-themed Leica Q2 007 Limited Edition have been leaked online, ahead of the expected launch next month.
As reported, the Leica Q2 007 Limited Edition comes in a British racing green (hopefully faux-)leather finish, and features a special body cap featuring the signature gun barrel from the iconic intro to each Bond film, along with the 007 logo on the top and rear of the body.
It also comes with a matching green Globe Trotter-branded briefcase presentation box, featuring the same racing green colorway. You can see the camera and case in the below images, shared by Nokishita.
ORIGINAL STORY (07 September): Leica lovers who are also 007 fans could be in luck, as it's rumored that a James Bond-themed Leica Q2 could be announced next month as the hype trains starts rolling for the release of No Time to Die.
The Leica Q2 James Bond edition is likely to be a far more tasteful affair than some of Leica's more garish collaborations, such as the faux snakeskin-clad Lenny Kravitz Leica M Monochrom Drifter or the Leica M Monochrom Signature festooned in photos taken by Andy Summers.
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Instead, the James Bond Leica is set to be finished in black and British racing green leather, and will be presented in a special commemorative wooden box. That's according to the latest report by Leica Rumors, which has been surveilling the spy camera ever since double agents first started whispering its name.
The site previously noted that the camera will be limited to between 200 and 250 units worldwide, and will come with a Casino Royale-worthy price tag in the region of €7,000 ($8,294 / £6,271 / AU$11,371).
As noted, the launch coincides with the release of the next film in the super spy series, No Time to Die – the 25th film in the James Bond series, starring Daniel Craig as the titular 00 agent (facing off against new Bond Villain Safin, played by Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek).
After being delayed from its original April release due to the global health crisis, the film will premiere in the UK on 12 November before hitting US screens on 20 November – which should given you an idea as to when the new Leica Q2 will be available for purchase.
Daniel Craig, of course, is a Leica shooter himself. The actor is has been spotted shooting with his own Leica Q2 on red carpets, and a snap of him shooting with a Leica on the set of Skyfall (top of this page) is featured in the book Bond On Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams.
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