Leica Releases a Second Variation of the CL Bauhaus 100th Anniversary Tribute Camera

Following its previous release of a limited edition in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus School, Leica is now following up with a second blacked-out CL celebrating the opening of the new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, Germany.

The set comprises a black Leica CL camera with matching Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH lens and a black leather carrying strap. The leather covering of the camera and the leather strap are embossed with the Bauhaus wordmark. The Leica logo, in keeping with the Bauhaus emphasis on minimalist aesthetics, has been reduced and desaturated to pure black to give the entire camera an all-black look. This edition is strictly limited to 150 sets worldwide and will be sold exclusively through Leica Stores and Boutiques.

  • Product number 19335
  • Comes with the Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH lens
  • Official announcement is expected on October 12th
  • Price: $3,950

Founded in 1919 and operating until 1933, the Bauhaus was famous for its approach to design and the arts. Its philosophy of “form follows function” was influential to the world of art and remains today a keystone of modern design. The “Bauhaus” wordmark discreetly emblazoned on the camera’s front was originally created by Joost Schmidt, one of the famous graphic designers of the Bauhaus and acting director of the photography department from 1928 to 1932. The combination of the subtle Bauhaus lettering and the black Leica logo with the Leica CL’s discreet looks and simplified controls make the set an elegant and iconic piece of German design.

The Leica CL 100 Jahre Bauhaus – Bauhaus Museum Dessau is now available for pre-order over at the Leica’s website.

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