Leica M-Monochrom

Announced May 10, 2012 •
18 megapixels | 2.5 screen | Full frame sensor

This is my first review and probably my last. It has been locked up inside and I had to spill my guts. Without a doubt, the finest camera I have ever had the pleasure of using. The files are clean to 3200 then begin tp aquire a film -like grain to about 8000. After that they become very noisy and sometimes unusable. The blacks are black, make no mistake about it. You must choose your subject well, not a great landscape camera but used selectively,quite lovely. More suited for the ...

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Notes: This review covers my use of the Leica M-Monochrom ('MM') camera for general-purpose black and white photography, shooting JPEG format images only. The MM camera is made by Leica in-house as are the other 'M' camera bodies, unlike some of the compact camera series that are made by Leica's partner manufacturers. Many 'M' camera owners use non-Leica lenses on their cameras, in some cases using adapters to match the lens with the Leica mount. I've had experience with two 'M' film cameras ...

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Well, as perfect as the M-system is or can be! This said, in many comparisons I find that the files are better than the outcome from a D800E, and match the results of a Leica S2. Only in b&w, of course. So the concept offers you outstanding resolution and dynamic range in a relatively small b&w rangefinder camera, and may substitute b&w film if you want to. And not only one b&w film, but all from 200 to 3600 ISO and more. So if you are in b&w, and have enough money to spend on that, don't ...

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