Leica Q2 "Dawn" by Seal

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"Photography is storytelling in one sentence." —Seal

The limited, special edition Leica Q2 “Dawn” by Seal pays tribute to the soulful lyrics of the artist’s songs. The special edition camera set celebrates the human connection in the art of making a photograph, shining light on the subjects of a frame – while the artist visualizes new perspectives behind the lens. The exquisite, Japanese woven fabric covering of the Leica Q2 “Dawn” by Seal, is crafted to ensure each of the 500 cameras in the edition are distinctly unique.

Leica Q2 “Dawn” by Seal – each signature camera is a one of a kind.

It is the elegant cover fabric that makes each Q2 “Dawn” by Seal unique. The particular mood during morning twilight, the interplay of dark and light, is captured in the mysterious, iridescent material. The Japanese term “komorebi” inspired the fabric, describing the transparency and light play, which occurs when sunbeams fall through the tree canopy. Time and time again, the impression created by the Q2 “Dawn” by Seal's shimmering cover surprises and lends the camera its incomparable character. Limited to 500 units, each special edition camera is a one of a kind.

The set – a homage to the moment

Seal photographs with fast lenses in natural lighting conditions. In tune with his music, his pictures evoke emotions, shining light on the beauty and humanity of the moment – aligning with the aesthetic philosophy of the limited edition set.

In addition to the exclusive scarf designed by Annina Roescheisen and featuring Seal's song lyrics, a rope strap completes the set. The elegant strap is also adorned with the hand-written line “You became the light on the dark side of me”, from the song Kiss from a Rose. Seal was honored with three Grammy Awards for the song in 1996; furthermore, it reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts in the USA. In addition to the iridescent fabric produced by the traditional Japanese brand Hosoo, the Q2 “Dawn” by Seal features a black Leica logo, Seal's signature engraved on the display glass, and an edition number from 001 to 500.

The scarf – wearable passion for music

The fashionable accessory and wearable statement complementing the Q2 “Dawn” by Seal, is an exclusive scarf designed by multimedia artist Annina Roescheisen. She interprets Seal's message with lines from his song lyrics, written in gold elements on a black background. Her artistic application of the lyrics “You became the light on the dark side of me” from the song Kiss from a Rose, and other handwritten lines from Seal's inexhaustible repertoire, make this item of clothing the epitome of an attitude to life that is characterized by music, emotion and passion. Known as a brand that stands for traditionally manufactured, top-quality clothing, and hand-crafted expertise with a love of detail, it is the New York fashion label, rag & bone that produced the exclusive scarf.

Seal and Ben Staley – Leica fans and friends

Ben Staley and Seal both share a love for Leica photography. The pictures taken by the film director and cinematographer Ben Staley tell sensitive and intense stories. They deal with experiences that get under the skin: the encounter with Seal and the Leica Q2 “Dawn” by Seal continues this artistic exploration. Find out about the production of the breathtaking video for the special limited edition, why the two exceptional artists met, and how the fantastic result came about, in the Leica Blog.

Camera type Digital 35 mm compact camera, fixed focal length
Picture format/ aspect ratio 24 x 36 mm / 2:3
Lens Leica Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH., 11 elements in 9 groups, 3 aspherical elements
Digital frame selector (digital zoom) 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 75 mm
Image stabilization Optical compensation system for photo and video recordings
Aperture range 1.7 to 16 in 1⁄3 EV increments
Picture sensor/ resolution Full frame CMOS sensor, 50.4/47.3 million pixels (total/effective)
Dynamic range 14 aperture stops at ISO 100
Color depth 14 bit
Photo capture format Selectable: DNG, DNG + JPEG, JPEG
DNG/JPEG resolution JPEG: Zoom 28 mm: 47 megapixels (8368x5584 pixels), 24 megapixels (6000x4000 pixels), 12 megapixels (4271x2848 pixels)
Zoom 35 mm: 30 megapixels (6704x4472 pixels), 15 megapixels (4800x3200 pixels), 8 megapixels (3424x2288 pixels)
Zoom 50 mm: 15 megapixels (4688x3128 pixels), 8 megapixels (3360x2240 pixels), 4 megapixels (2400x1600 pixels)
Zoom 75 mm: 7 megapixels (3136x2096 pixels), 3 megapixels (2240x1496 pixels), 2 megapixels (1600x1072 pixels)
DNG: Zoom 28 mm: 46,7 megapixels (8368x5584 pixels)
Video recording format MP4 (C4K / 4K / FullHD)
Video resolution/ frame rate 4K: 30 oder 24 B/s
C4K: 24 B/s
Full-HD: 24, 30, 60 oder 120 B/s
Sound recording format AAC
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Recommendation: UHS II memory cards
ISO range Automatic, ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500, ISO 25000, ISO 50000
White balance Automatic, default settings for: daylight, cloudy, halogen lighting, shadow, electronic flash, gray card, manual color temperature setting
Color space sRGB / Adobe RGB / ECI RGB V.2.0
JPEG settings Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Monochrome High Contrast, all with additional settings for contrast, saturation, and sharpness in 5 steps
Focusing range 30 cm to ∞, with macro setting from 17 cm
Focus setting Automatic (autofocus) or manual focusing, option of magnifying function and edge marking (focus peaking) available for manual setting
Autofocus system Contrast-based autofocus system
Autofocus modes AFS (shutter release only after successful focusing), AFC (shutter release possible at any time), AF setting can be saved
Autofocus metering methods Single zone (225 fields), multi-field, face recognition, subject tracking
Exposure modes Automatic program, aperture priority, shutter speed priority and manual setting
Scene modes Fully automatic, sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset, digiscoping, miniature effect, panorama, time lapse
Exposure metering methods Multi-field, center-weighted, spot
Exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Automatic bracketing 3 or 5 exposures in graduations of up to 3 EV, can be set in 1⁄3 EV increments
Shutter type Optionally mechanical, electronical or hybrid
Shutter speeds 60 s to 1⁄2000 s with mech. Shutter, 1 s to 1⁄40000 s with electr. shutter, in 1⁄3 increments, flash synchronization up to 1⁄500 s, Linear flashes with all shutter speeds less than 1⁄ 500 s possible (with HSS-enabled SCA 3002 standard flash units)
Picture series Selectable: 10/5/3 fps (H/M/L)
Self-timer Delay time either 2 s or 12 s
OLED Viewfinder Resolution: 1280 × 960 pixels x 3 colors (=3.68 MP),image field: approx. 100%, aspect ratio: 4:3, eye distance: 21mm adjustable -4 - +3 diopters, with eye sensor for automatic switching between viewfinder and monitor
Monitor 3" TFT LCD monitor with approx. 1,040,000 pixels, touch control possible
WLAN Satisfies IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard (standard WLAN protocol), channel 1-11, encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPATM/ WPA2TM, access method: infrastructure mode
Bluetooth Bluetooth LE
Power supply Leica BP-SCL4 lithium ion battery, rated voltage 7.2 V DC, capacity: 1860 mAh
Charger Rated voltage 8.4 V DC, capacity min. 1860 mAh, charging time: approx. 180 min., Battery charger: 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz 0.25 A with adapters
Shots / Battery Approx. 350 (according to CIPA-standard)
Body Made of lightweight and robust magnesium construction
Lens filter thread E49
Tripod thread A 1/4 DIN 4503 (1/4")
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 130 × 80 × 91.9 mm (5.12 × 3.15 × 3.62 in)
Weight Approx. 734/652 g / 25.3/22.5 oz. (without/with battery)
Software Leica FOTOS App
  • Leica Q2 “Dawn” by Seal
  • A Special carrying strap with an embossed handwritten song line,
  • A special designed scarf by Annina Roescheisen with lyrics by Seal
  • Special Packaging
  • Battery & Charger
  • Leaflet for Camera Cover Fabric
  • Instructions
  • Certificate of Authenticity

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Leica Q2 "Dawn" By Seal | Unboxing

A first-hand look at what's included with this special limited edition camera

Leica Q2 "Dawn" By Seal | Unboxing
Photo by Ben Staley

About Leica Q2:

47.3 MP Sensor

The Leica Q2 features a newly developed 47.3-megapixel full-frame sensor that captures both richly-detailed still pictures and 4K video in brilliant quality at ISO sensitivities up to 50,000.

Dust and spray waterproof

The Leica Q2 is the only camera in its class to feature IP protective sealing, rating of 52, against dust and spray water.

Fixed focal length

The fast maximum aperture of f/1.7 is ideal for capturing the world with your subject standing out in incredible sharpness while the background blurs into a beautiful void, and guarantees you outstanding imaging performance in even the most difficult lighting situations.

OLED viewfinder

The newly developed, high-resolution OLED viewfinder has a resolution of 3.68 megapixels. The high resolution provides an ideal view and live preview of your subject at all times, with improved image depth and higher contrast.

High-Speed Performance

To ensure you never miss a treasured moment, the Leica Q2 boasts an autofocus system that sharply focuses on your subject in 0.15 seconds, the fastest in its class.

4K video function

For brilliant, true-to-life moving pictures, the new Leica Q2 offers a 4K video mode with 3840 x 2160 pixels and frame rates of 30 or 24 frames per second.

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