The world of James Bond and photography have long been intertwined, starting with the release of the first Bond film, “Dr. No,” in 1962. The EON photo archive has now been opened for an exhibition of iconic Bond images, called “Photographs from the James Bond Archive,” which is being held at the Leica Gallery in London until March 21st, 2023. The exhibition is also the occasion to launch the Leica D-Lux 7 Edition 007, a limited edition camera that embodies the sophistication and timeless elegance of the Bond franchise.
With its high-quality materials and unique diamond texture on the body and handle, the Leica D-Lux 7 Edition 007 is not only stylish but also provides a secure grip. The top cover features the iconic 007 logo and the package includes an automatic lens cap with the famous rifled barrel design from the Bond film credits.
In addition to its impressive design, the Leica D-Lux 7 Edition 007 also delivers top-notch performance, with its large image sensor and bright lens, the Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34 f/1.7-2.8 ASPH. (35 mm equivalent: 24-75 mm), capable of capturing exceptional images with ease. The included leather holster allows for comfortable carrying and quick access, making this camera ready for action at a moment’s notice.
The exhibition “Photographs from the James Bond Archive” is currently on display at the Leica Gallery in London until March 21, 2023. It features never-before-seen photographs from the James Bond film archives that have made a mark on the history of cinema and popular culture.
You can admire images from six decades of James Bond films, with actors such as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. The photos show classic moments with the cast and crew, as well as Leica cameras. The exhibition celebrates the 60th anniversary of the James Bond series, which to date includes 27 official and three unofficial films.
The exhibition is organized in partnership with Leica Camera AG, the famous German camera brand that has been used in several James Bond films.
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This limited edition camera, available at €1,990 (approximately $2 105 USD) is a tribute to the history of the Bond franchise, with only 1,962 units available, a nod to the year of the release of the first Bond film. The entire set comes in a presentation box and is available at Leica Stores, the Leica Online Shop, and partner retailers.
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