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Leica Black & White Camera $8k ???




We all love black and white images especially those shot by masters like Ansel Adams.




But some of us don’t have time to educate ourselves with ANSEL’S ZONE SYSTEM

We don’t even like going into the camera settings to shoot Black & Whites as to not commit our images and just rather do it in post and still save a copy in color for later viewing and usage.

Tons of actions and plugins do an amazing job in Photoshop and Light room as is, But Leica has gone against the grain of recent camera bodies with this interesting release of a digital camera that shoots only black and white images.

The Leica M-Monochrom is a full-frame, 18MP Rangefinder style camera for the price of a small studio… 8 grand!

What do you think of the price of something like this? Novelty or in a class all on it’s own?

MSRP: $7,950.00
Body type: Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution: 5212 x 3472
Effective pixels: 18.0 megapixels
Sensor size: Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type: CCD
Color space:sRGB hardwired
ISO: Auto, 160-10,000
Image stabilization: No
Uncompressed format: RAW
JPEG quality levels: Fine, Standard
DNG (RAW) 14-bit uncompressed (36 MB) / 8-bit compressed (18 MB)
JPEG (Fine / Basic)
DNG + JPEG

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  1. May 14, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    i am not so sure the digital camera body of the leica is everything they say it is. i have heard a ton of criticism that it is just not as advanced as other manufacturers. i think the best part of using the digital leica would be the ability to use your leica lenses with the digital leica body. being limited to only shot digital black and white photos…i am not so sure about that. i would just prefer to shoot b&w film. $8k for this camera? i have always thought leica was well over priced. lenses ranging from $3,500 and up, its a camera for a rich person or a financially well established photographer. a professional photographer needs at least (2) 35mm camera bodies with various lenses , at least one medium format body with lenses and if in the studio even more equipment. unfortunately most photographers can not afford the leica.

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