Leica Camera and the Dunhuang Research Institute jointly launched the “Leica Q2 Dunhuang” special limited edition camera

Leica Camera and the Dunhuang Research Institute jointly launched the Q2 Dunhuang special limited edition camera. The three different colors and patterned leathers are all taken from murals (lapis lazuli, stone green, and desert yellow). Only 300 pieces will be produced and will be sold only in mainland China. The suggested retail price is 51,800 yuan​​​​ (around $7,500).

Here is the translated Leica post from Chinese social media and some additional pictures:

Inheriting classics with technology and adhering to the original intention of culture with exquisite ingenuity, Leica Camera and Dunhuang Academy cooperated to launch this special limited edition camera. The design is inspired by the hunting pictures of the Western Wei Dynasty in Cave 249 of Mogao Grottoes. There are three different patterns of lapis lazuli, stone green and desert yellow on the leather, and the colors are all derived from the murals. Leica Q2 Dunhuang special limited edition camera will be released soon, only in mainland China

Leica + Dunhuang Research Institute | Launched Leica Q2 Dunhuang special limited edition camera

Leica, in collaboration with Dunhuang Academy, launches Leica Q2 Dunhuang Special Limited Edition Camera Leica Q2 Dunhuang Special Limited Edition Camera The design of the Leica Q2 Dunhuang Special Limited Edition Camera is inspired by the Western Wei frescoes depicted in Cave 249 of the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, There are three different colors and patterns to choose from, all taken from the mural colors: blue gold blue, stone green and desert yellow.

Cyan, gold and blue is a precious pigment derived from gemstones, with a brilliant and intense color. The image of Jile flying in the camera skin of Q2 Dunhuang version is from the top of the Buddhist niche in the west wall of Cave 249 of the Mogao Grottoes, wearing a crown, holding a flute, with a slender waist and a shawl belt. The lower part of the Feitian is a four-layer flame pattern, which has high artistic value both in terms of the flow of the lines and the color matching.

Stone green is the most intense color in turquoise, and is also considered one of the most representative colors of traditional Chinese painting. Stone green version of the dance depicted on the camera flying shape from the Mogao Grottoes 249 south wall view map, dance of the Western Regions flying face Feng Yuan round, strong shape, feet upside down, lower body with a stone green dress, for twisting dance posture. Carefully identified, the top of the dance with another Central Plains style flying apsaras, a black robe, clever composition, Chinese and Western.

Desert yellow is the most representative of the geological features of Dunhuang color, wind and sand dance, ethereal and magnificent. The desert yellow version Q2 camera and the stone green version use the same leather pattern, choose a new color matching with the desert yellow as the keynote, and artistically reproduce the enduring legend of the Mogao Grottoes after the baptism of weathering and frost.

The frescoes in Cave 249 of the Western Wei Dynasty are concise and concise, and at the same time, they are slightly standardized and exaggerated to freeze the exquisite moments. The flowing lines are also full of dynamic beauty, and the aesthetic concept coincides with the art of photography. Painters not only transform the dynamic moment into eternity on the rock wall, but also reflect the culture and history of the Western Wei Dynasty with their painting techniques. For today’s people to glimpse the diverse and vibrant style of the times, and all this has been handed down, also thanks to the unremitting efforts of generations of Mogao people.

Leica Q2 Dunhuang special limited edition camera, only in Chinese Mainland limited sale of 300 units, the recommended retail price of 51800 yuan.

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