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Leica M-Monochrom

Great Deal: $7,200.00

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Expert Review

25 April 2013
  • Summary: The Leica M Monochrom: an $8,000 nod to the heyday of black-and-white film.
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Overall 8

Leica M Monochrom

PC Magazine
22 February 2013
  • Conclusion: The Leica M Monochrom is a niche version of a niche camera, but well-heeled photographers who see in black and white are sure to fall in love.
  • Pros: Compact. Full-frame CCD sensor. Digital black-and-white image capture. Top ISO of 10000. Bright optical viewfinder. Classic design. Includes Adobe Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex Pro software.
  • Cons: Expensive. Outdated LCD. No video support. High base ISO. Manual focus only.
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Gear Patrol
31 December 2012
  • Excerpt: What’s black and white and has lust all over it? This guy. Meet the Leica M Monochrom Camera ($7,950) . Built off the M9 full-frame rangefinder, the M Monochrom will shoot as many colors as your heart desires, so long as they’re between the ranges of black and white.
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Camera Test: Leica M Monochrom

Pop Photo
17 November 2012
  • Summary: If you enjoy shooting black-and-white film with a rangefinder, and if you have the means to purchase the M Monochrom, it certainly deserves your consideration.
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Overall 6

Expert Review

18 May 2012
  • Conclusion: All of Leica's current M film and digital models have a base length of 69.25mm, but the greater magnification of the film camera viewfinders (0.72x) makes their rangefinders more accurate in practice than that of the Monochrom, which has a viewfinder magnification of 0.62x.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution, Highly flexible raw files, Attractive grain patterning
  • Cons: Inadequate viewfinder information, Slow processing, Lowest ISO at 320
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Leica M Monochrom – the digital compact that can’t detect color

15 May 2012
  • Conclusion: Leica M Monochrom is an expensive piece of gadget, daring to squeeze US $8000 out of your wallet. But hey, no one’s forcing you to get one. If you want a digital compact shooter for a much cheaper price, the $2000 Leica X2 has a sensor that matches up to high-end DSLRs. But you have to consider this – if you have immense passion for black-and-white photography and have $8000 to splurge, M Monochrom is worth it.
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Overall 6

Leica M Monochrom review

TechRadar UK
10 July 2014
  • Summary: Superb black and white images from a pared down body with fantastic build quality
  • Pros: Excellent resolution, Highly flexible raw files, Attractive grain patterning
  • Cons: Inadequate viewfinder information, Slow processing, Lowest ISO at 320
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Leica M Monochrom review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Excerpt: With no colour filter array, the 18-million-pixel sensor in Leica’s new M Monochrom rangefinder captures highly detailed black & white images. Richard Sibley considers the advantages of using the Monochrom and finds out if it really is like shooting on film. Read the Leica M Monochrom review...
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Overall 7

Leica M Monochrom Review

29 January 2014
  • Excerpt: The Leica M Monochrom introduced in 2012 was the solution provided by Leica for anyone who wanted to shoot true black and white photos with a digital camera. Being a Digital Rangefinder, the optical viewfinder doesn't show the image through the lens, instead a small central window is used to focus the camera.
  • Pros: Full frame monochrome sensor, Impressive resolution and sharpness, Unique black and white digital camera, High ISO noise performance - Film like noise, Includes Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro, AdobeDNG raw images, Excellent build quality, 2 year warranty
  • Cons: 2.5inch screen, Slow 2fps continuous shooting, High price - although could be justified, All the other issues associated with a digital rangefinder (manual focus, viewfinder framing, etc), Updated Leica M (Typ 240) dramatically expands on features
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Overall 6

Leica M Monochrom im Test

color foto
17 April 2013
  • Summary: Als reine Schwarzweißkamera ist die Leica M Monochrom eine Ausnahmeerscheinung im Kameramarkt. Kann die Kamera mit ihrem 18-Megapixel-Sensor tatsächlich neue Maßstäbe bei der SW-Bildqualität setzen, wie Leica verspricht?
  • Pros: Herausragende Bildqualität, Hochwertige Verarbeitung
  • Cons: Hoher Preis, Kleiner Monitor
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