Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) - Black Chrome + APO-SUMMICRON-M 75mm f/2 ASPH., black

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) - Black Chrome £4700 APO-SUMMICRON-M 75mm f/2 ASPH., black £3060.00

The new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) is the first and only digital camera that captures a real black and white image, still or moving.  Reduced to the essentials for true, authentic and direct black and white photography, the Leica M Monochrom offers unparalleled image performance, outstanding low light capabilities and rich details. 

Black and white photography is the essence of photography. Leica produced the first first digital monochrome camera in the 35 mm format and the new Leica M Monochrom is a step into the next generation.

Sensor

The Leica M Monochrom has a 24-megapixel resolution on a monochrom CMOS sensor similar to the Leica M. As the M Monochrom has no need for color filters, it needs no interpolation for the calculation of luminance values. This results in brilliant images which have 100% more details and contrast than what is possible in color photography.

Up to ISO 25,000

The new Leica M Monochrom opens up new dimensions for available-light photography with its combination of low noise up to ISO 25,000, a bright viewfinder, a low-vibration shutter release and fast lenses.

Full Visual Control with Live View

The high-resolution 3” monitor with 921,600 pixels ensures that photographers have complete control of composition, exposure, focusing and depth of field. The Live View also offers two additional focusing methods. The up to 10x magnification in Live View Zoom mode enables full control of the sharpness of details in the image on the monitor or the closest focusing distance. In Live View Focus Peaking mode, sharply focused edges in the image are highlighted by colored lines.

Full HD Video in Black and White

The new Leica M Monochrom captures high-quality, full-HD video in black and white. With the optional Leica microphone adapter set, one can be assured of perfect sound.

2 GB Buffer Memory

With it’s high-capacity 2GB buffer memory and Leica Maestro processor, the camera captures sequences 3 times faster than its predecessor. In addition, the new processor enables extremely fast display of the captured images in review mode.

Sapphire Crystal Glass

The LC display is made of scratch-resistant and almost unbreakable sapphire crystal which has been treated with an anti-reflective protective coating that ensures that photographers can check their images in any lighting situation.

Accessories 

All current M accessories for the Leica M (Typ 240) can be used with the Leica M Monochrom. These accessories include finger loops, electronic view finder, ever-ready cases, flash and straps. In addition, R-lenses can be used on the Leica M Monochrom with the Leica M-Adapter-R.

 

Coming Soon

  • Outstanding imaging performance with low noise up to ISO 25,000
  • Live-View and focus peaking 
  • Large buffer memory and Leica Maestro processor 
  • High quality full-HD video function 
  • Easy to use - reduced to the essentials
  • Body made of high-strength magnesium alloy and solid brass top and base plates finished in black chrome 
  • Sapphire crystal glass cover plate and 3” monitor
  • Access to a wide range of M lenses from 16 - 135 mm 
  • New filters solely for the Leica M Monochrom widening creative possibilities
  • Compatible with all accessories for the Leica M (Typ 240) 
  • Access to R lenses with Leica M-Adapter-R for pictures and video
  • Adobe Lightroom available as a download
  • Made in Germany

Since its launch, the Leica Apo-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 ASPH. has set new performance standards in the Leica rangefinder system. The speed of this powerful lens gives it a particularly wide range of uses from portrait to reportage photography and it counts as one of the best lenses in the M system. Used with the digital Leica M9, the application potential of this telephoto lens is enhanced even further. The focal length extension factor of the digital rangefinder camera turns the compact lens into a powerful telephoto lens with a focal length of 100 mm, making it an ideal partner of ambitious Leica M8 photographers. The compact Leica Apo-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 ASPH. harnesses all the technical possibilities of today's high-performance optics to achieve a combination of high speed and remarkable imaging quality. It features aspherical surfaces, special glass types with partial anomalous dispersion and floating elements. It is the ideal lens on either an analog or digital Leica rangefinder camera delivering intimate views of scenes, nature, landscapes and people, irrespective of whether they are at infinity or at the close-focus range of the lens. With resolving power well above that of the best colour photo films, it is also a first-rate documentary tool.

Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)  32°, 27°, 18°
Optical design  
Number of lenses/groups 7 / 5
Focal length 74.98 mm
Position of entrance pupil 30.1 mm (related to the first lens surface in light direction)
Focusing range 0.77 m to Infinity
Distance setting  
Scales Combined meter/feet graduation
Smallest object field 169 x 254 mm
Largest reproduction ratio  1:7
Aperture  
Setting/Function With click-stops, half values available, manual diaphragm
Lowest value 16
Bayonet Leica M quick-change bayonet with 6 bit lens identification bar code for digital M models
Filter mount Internal thread for screw-in type filters E49, non-rotating lens mount
Lens hood Built-in, telescopic, lockable
Dimension and weight:   
Length 66.8 mm
Largest diameter 58 mm
Weight approx. 430 g



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