Leica M-Monochrom is the world’s first digital rangefinder which only shoots in black and white
The Leica M-Monochrom will instantly look familiar to anyone who has ever lusted after a Leica
The Leica M-Monochrom has a die-cast magnesium alloy body with brass top and bottom plates and a synthetic leather trim
On the rear of the Leica M-Monochrom there's a sapphire glass covered 2.5" TFT-LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels
Leica claims the M-Monochrom is capable of producing "true black and white images" that are significantly sharper than those produced with a comparable color sensor
The Leica M-Monochrom will take Leica M mount lenses
The Leica M-Monochrom is a full-frame 18MP rangefinder which has no color filter array (CFA) in front of the sensor, meaning the camera is essentially colorblind
The Leica M-Monochrom boasts extremely low, fine-grain image noise and ISO ranges from 320 to 10000
Leica has also opted to omit a low-pass filter for added sharpness
Because the M-Monochrom doesn't have to split the light into colors and then combine information from adjacent pixels, it produces better quality images
The Leica M Monochrom includes digital workflow software, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and black and white image processing software, Nik Silver Efex Pro 2
Buyers also get exclusive access to the "Leica Monochrom Print Service" which sees images from their Leica M Monochrom produced on premium quality baryte photographic papers
Leica set out to create the monochrome camera after noticing that black and white photography was becoming more popular
The Leica M Monochrom is said to offer photographers "the opportunity to explore black and white photography with a product that is unique in the digital world"
When you think of Leica, you probably think of cameras which are built like a tank and feature that famous red dot. But if you were to take a photo of the iconic red logo with the latest rangefinder camera from the German firm, it might not come out as you'd expect … because the Leica M-Monochrom is the world’s first digital rangefinder which only shoots in black and white.
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