Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) - Black Chrome + APO-TELYT-M 135 mm f/3.4, black 

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) - Black Chrome £4700 APO-TELYT-M 135 mm f/3.4, 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.

 

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  • 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

A telephoto lens of uncompromising quality with apochromatic color correction, the resolution, contrast, and sharpness of the 135 mm Apo-Telyt are optimal at all apertures. It also has very little light falloff even at maximum aperture and minimal distortion, resulting in top pro-level performance. This lens can render the finest details clearly and in rich contrast. As the longest focal length in the Leica M system, it's ideal for shooting over long distances and is the perfect completion of any high-class outfit. It permits distinctive landscape shots with typical telephoto effects: the foreground and background are visually compressed. Moreover, it enables frame-filling portraits to be shot from afar, so the subject is undisturbed.

Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) 18°, 15°, 10.2°
Optical design  
Number of lenses/groups 5 / 4
Focal length 136 mm
Position of entrance pupil 68 mm (related to the first lens surface in light direction)
Focusing range 1.5 m to Infinity
Distance setting  
Scales Combined meter/feet graduation
Smallest object field 220 mm x 330 mm
Largest reproduction ratio  1:9
Aperture  
Setting/Function With click-stops, half values available, manual diaphragm
Lowest value 22
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 E 49
Lens hood Built-in, telescopic
Dimension and weight:   
Length 104.7 mm
Largest diameter 58.5 mm
Weight approx. 450 g



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