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First Impression of the LEICA M MONOCHROM (Pre-production Model) PART 2

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ISO 400, 1/350 sec, 35mm Summilux

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my first impression of Leica’s M Monochrom camera. You can read Part 1 here. I promised to show a variety of images to give you a broader idea of how the camera captures black and white images. Well, here they are.

ISO 400, 1/500 sec, 35mm Summilux

Keep in mind, O and I only had two half days to play with the camera and we both struggled with “seeing in black and white” to really take advantage of the camera. We never really grasped the concept completely. It’s something you have to learn or re-learn, as the camera demands that of you.

ISO 400, 1/500 sec, 35mm Summilux

As I mentioned in Part 1 of this post, O and I are sold on playing more with the Monochrom. We can’t wait for the delivery our our new baby. We’ll be selling some Leica stuff soon to make way for it. So please keep an eye out for our eBay announcements within the next two months in Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. It will take a couple months to prepare ourselves mentally to “let go” of some of our other other Leica babies. ;-)

ISO 400, 1/350 sec, 35mm Summilux

By the way, this time I increased the resolution of images for a finer view.

ISO 400, 1/750 sec, 35mm Summilux

ISO 160, 1/500 sec, 21mm Summilux

ISO 400, 1/250 sec, 21mm Summilux

ISO 400, 1/250 sec, 21mm Summilux

ISO 400, 1/350 sec, 21mm Summilux

ISO 400, 1/500 sec, 21mm Summilux

ISO 2500, 1/350 sec, 21mm Summilux

ISO 5000, 1/90 sec, 21mm Summilux

ISO 5000, 1/45 sec, 35mm Summilux

ISO 400, 1/750 sec, 35mm Summilux

ISO 400, 1/250 sec, 35mm Summilux

If you missed Part 1 of the Leica M Monochrom (Pre-production Model) Review, then you can check it out here.

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Benedict Toh #

    It is indeed a superb camera! My congratulations to Leica, my favourite, for having produced such a perfect camera for street photography and photojournalism!

    August 17, 2012
  2. Mikey #

    Really? All the shots here can easily be done/produced by much cheaper cameras. Wake up and smell the pot guys, the monochrom is the king’s newest clothes!

    August 19, 2012
    • Craig Luna #

      Mikey: +1

      August 19, 2012
  3. Jei #

    Yeah should be good to have a shoot with the MM. I own an M9 and adore the quality of the sensor/lens. The MM looks great too. I love the process of shooting with a rangefinder camera.

    August 20, 2012
  4. Cooking Film #

    It is indeed a beautiful design object and I do understand when you say “to learn” or to “re-learn” to see in black and white but I’m afraid that, personally, I’m still in love with film. :)

    I’ll try to keep an eye on your “departing babies” :)

    August 24, 2012
    • Hi Cooking Film! I love film too but I love the Monochrom as it takes film into the future. Cheers. :-)

      August 26, 2012

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