With Leica’s iconic red dot comes a certain weight. It feels more substantial in the hand, sharper on the eye; something of welcomed permanence in the era of shoot-it-and-ditch-it photography.
This limited-edition Diesel collaboration sticks to the German optic company’s design mainstay: black-on-black-on-black. (Goes with everything!)
Though it’s decidedly a compact, this beast is no chump under the hood: the super-fast lens (f/1.4, for lens fiends) will punch-up your low-light and action snaps nicely. If you’re a diehard for the tactile, you’ll be glad to see that a touchscreen has been passed up for dials and clickers.
Really, this is the Leica charm: harking back to a slower, more deliberate era of photography – without sacrificing any firepower. So, while you can still hit the pavement and take full-manual exposures, you’re only a few clicks away from, say, full-HD video recording. Brilliant.
£890; available in Leica Stores & the G-Star online store