Paul Smith presents a second collaboration with acclaimed German camera manufacturer, Leica, adapting the colours from his custom Land Rover Defender.

For this new photographic collaboration, Paul has given Leica’s CL digital camera a colourful makeover, with bold accent colours and a striped base. The eye-catching colour scheme was inspired by Paul’s custom Land Rover Defender from 2016, which mixed together 27 colours that referenced the Defender’s diverse history as a service vehicle in the British emergency services, military and rural settings.

This limited edition of 900 is individually numbered and features custom illustrations from Paul on the camera body. A unique eye sketch sits above the viewfinder, while ‘look and see’ in Paul’s distinctive handwriting is found above the digital display screen. This references Paul’s famous quote: “many people look, but often they don’t see”.

Mirroring Paul’s approach to design, the Leica CL is the perfect meeting of tradition and modernity, as iconic design is matched by advanced technical standards. The Leica CL is a versatile tool for photographers that delivers pristine image quality. The 24 megapixel sensor, fast autofocus, ability to shoot up to 10 frames per second and high resolution EyeRes® viewfinder mean you will never miss a shot. Plus, thanks to the easy connection to the Leica FOTOS App, images can be transferred directly from the camera to a smartphone. For regular Instagram users like Paul, this is an essential feature.

Inside the specially designed presentation box you will find the camera and lens, a neon rope strap with Paul Smith and Leica branding, a custom dust cloth that features a photo print of Paul’s vintage cameras, and a certificate of authentication.

Included in the box:

  • Leica CL camera
  • Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens
  • Rope strap with leather detail
  • Dust cloth
  • Presentation box
  • Signed / numbered certificate