If that red M262 is a bit much for you, how about the even more exclusive Australia Edition of the Leica Q? Only 30 examples of this limited edition are available and the fixed-lens full-35mm camera is finished in a very smart combination of silver and cement grey with a matching hand strap and neck strap. You also get a limited edition slip-cased book by Melbourne photographer Jesse Marlow, titled Anything Can Happen And Probably Will. Additionally, the $7000 purchase price includes a one-day street photography experience with Jesse in Sydney.
The Leica Q has a fixed Summilux 28mm f1.7 ASPH lens matched to a 26.3 megapixels CMOS sensor. While it’s styled to look very much like the classic M rangefinder models, the Q has an electronic viewfinder (with 3.68 megadots resolution), autofocusing with 169 measuring points, multi-zone metering with a full set of ‘PASM’ exposure control modes, a sensor-based shutter with a top speed of 1/16,000 second, Full HD video recording, built-in WiFi and an extensive set of touchscreen controls. Bonza, eh?
The Leica Q Australia Edition is available now from the Leica Store in Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building or online at leica-store.com.au Pull your finger out if you want one because these’ll go quicker than a rat up a drainpipe.
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