Leica and Vans unveil new Dub-7 camera with checkerboard design – Robb Report
Photography has been vital to the rise of skateboarding as a culture and sport. In an effort to add to that legacy, Leica has teamed up with Vans and legendary skateboarder and photographer Ray Barbee for a limited edition variant of their compact camera called Dub 7.
The German brand has traditionally favored all black or black and silver designs, with rare exceptions, but this collaborative model pays homage to one of Vans’ most iconic designs. Her body is covered in the shoe brand’s signature checkerboard pattern, the same one that adorns classic slip-ons. Other special details include the Van Vault logo on the top plate, as well as the skater’s signature. And, of course, you’ll always find Leica’s familiar red dot logo. The camera comes with a matching strap and bag that features a quote – “the joy is capturing the journey” – from Barbee, who is best known for helping bring freestyle tips to street skating.
Like many exclusive Leica models, the specifications and technical characteristics of the D-Lux 7 have been left out. It’s not explicitly designed for skate tricks, but its large 17-megapixel sensor, Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens, and fast autofocus (you can shoot 11 frames per second) make it easy to capture the moment. just as the board begins to flip. A high-resolution 2,760,000-pixel electronic viewfinder also lets you make sure you have it and once you’ve done that, Bluetooth connectivity lets you share it with the world through your smartphone. And it comes in a small, lightweight (12.7 ounce) package that’s easy to take out anytime.
The D-Lux 7 Vans X Ray Barbee Edition is available starting Friday on the Leica website and in retail stores. It costs $ 1,695, which is $ 400 more than the standard version of the camera. But hey, it’s money well spent if you use it to take a photo that ends in a number. Mocker.