LEGENDS COME TOGETHER
Limited Leica D-Lux 7 | Vans x Ray Barbee
“The joy is in capturing the journey”. Guided by this motto, skateboard pioneer, musician and Leica photographer, Ray Barbee joined forces with the skateboarding label Vans, and with Leica, to develop the Leica D-Lux 7 Vans x Ray Barbee. This is a limited edition camera in line with skateboarding culture and design.
Designed with joie de vivre
The Leica D-Lux 7 Vans x Ray Barbee Edition is covered in Vans’ iconic checkerboard pattern. The top plate of the camera features Ray Barbee’s signature, as well as the Vault logo – a sub-brand which Vans reserves for particularly high-end products and exclusive collaborations.
The set includes a specially designed carrier strap and matching dust bag, both in petrol blue. One side of the bag is adorned with Barbee’s quote, “The joy is in capturing the journey,” which has become the motto of this joint venture and its resulting products. The other side of the dust bag shows the famous words of Ernst Leitz II: “Ich entscheide hiermit: Es wird riskiert” (“I herby decide: the risk shall be taken”) – which marked the go-ahead for the production of the Leica I in 1924.
The limited-edition Leica D-Lux 7 Vans x Ray Barbee has the same technical specifications as the serially produced model, distinguished by a large Micro Four Thirds sensor and fast zoom lens with a full-frame-equivalent range of 24 – 75 mm. Vans complements the collaboration with specially designed T-shirts as well as shoes (including a petrol-colored model with red eyelets and checkerboard lining) adorned with the afore-mentioned quotes by Ray Barbee and Ernst Leitz II. The Leica D-Lux 7 Vans x Ray Barbee Edition is priced at SGD$2,400.