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Leica M-Monochrom

Great Deal: $7,000.00

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Overall 8

Leica M Monochrom

PC Magazine
22 March 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 Outdated LCD.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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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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Gear Patrol
15 September 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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Expert Review

18 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The tonal resolution of the sensor produces images that have very fine graduation from one brightness level to the next. This gives the pictures a wonderful three-dimensional feel, even when they've been through a brightening or darkening process.
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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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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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Leica M Monochrom

TechRadar UK
18 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Despite the advent and ubiquity of colour film, it's quite likely that a number of Leica cameras have been used exclusively for black and white pictures. Beyond the Ilford single use camera owner, Leica users are probably more apt to shoot in black and white.
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Leica M Monochrom

29 July 2013
  • Summary: Deze Leica M Monochrom is geschikt voor een ontzetten kleine doelgroep; fotografen die alleen in zwart-wit werken en hier het maximale uit willen halen op een manier die het meest lijkt op traditioneel analoog fotograferen. Maar dan met de gemakken van digitaal.. Ik vond de Leica M Monochrom echt een ontzettend leuke camera om mee te werken.
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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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