Leica announced new M10 Monochrom and Q2 Monochrom “Fragment Edition” cameras in Japan

Leica announced new M10 Monochrom and Q2 Monochrom “Fragment Edition” cameras in Japan. “Fragment Design” is a multidisciplinary imprint by Japanese designer Hiroshi Fujiwara. Here is the Google-translated press release and some additional pictures:

Leica M10 Monochrome Fragment Edition Leica Q2 Monochrome Fragment Edition

Two special limited models in collaboration with fragment design led by Hiroshi Fujiwara

Leica Camera Japan Co., Ltd. announced two special limited edition models “Leica M10 Monochrome” fragment Edition “” and “Leica Q2 Monochrome” fragment Edition “” in collaboration with fragment design, which is presided over by Hiroshi Fujiwara. increase.

Known as a Leica enthusiast and owning many Leica cameras, he chose Leica’s monochrome photography-only models for this collaboration.

The “Leica M10 Monochrome” is a rangefinder digital camera dedicated to monochrome photography. With a 40-megapixel high-definition image sensor that omits color filters, you can depict details clearly and sharply. By focusing only on the essential elements of contrast and light, which are indispensable for drawing, it is one that pursues uncompromising monochrome photography. One of the major features is the quiet shutter and the unobtrusive and unobtrusive appearance. The red logo of “Leica” is not placed on the front of the matte black body, and it is kept as a simple image.

The “Leica Q2 Monochrome” is the world’s first full-frame compact digital camera equipped with an image sensor dedicated to monochrome photography. In addition to a high-pixel 47-megapixel image sensor, a fixed large-diameter lens “Leica Summilux f1.7 / 28mm ASPH.” That enables extremely sharp depiction, high-speed, high-precision autofocus, and clear subjects. Equipped with an organic EL electronic viewfinder that projects images, it is useful in a wide range of scenes regardless of the shooting environment or application due to its tough body design that takes into consideration intuitive operability and dustproof / drip-proof. Similar to the “Leica M10 Monochrome” design, the body color is matte black, and the letters and numbers on the operation unit are unified with a calm impression, and the appearance of the front of the body excluding the red logo of “Leica” is “monochrome”. Emphasizes the concept.

In each collaboration model “fragment Edition” this time, special cowhide leather is used for the exterior instead of normal leather, and the fragment logo gives off a modest presence, but it is finished in a more sophisticated and minimal appearance. increase. The top cover is also engraved with the fragment logo and letters.

Hiroshi Fujiwara talks about this collaboration in this way.

“I was very honored and happy to hear from Leica this time. I think that Leica’s monochrome-only machine is a very luxurious existence. The design based on black is after trial and error, I ended up myself. I came up with the idea of ​​using it for a long time. You can see the difference by picking up the feel of leather. Also, I put a name sticker on the top cover of my Leica, but the space is I placed the fragment logo and letters in the space. ”

The special limited models “Leica M10 Monochrome” fragment Edition “” and “Leica Q2 Monochrome” fragment Edition “” will be available in limited quantities of 20 units from the end of May 2022 at Leica GINZA SIX , which is celebrating its 5th anniversary since its opening . It will be released.

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