Leica introduces the M Monochrom type 246

In a move destined to simultaneously enrapture committed Leica M photographers and  strike terror into the hearts of wives and other financial advisers around the world,  Leica Camera AG today announced the release of the M Monochrom type 246 digital rangefinder camera: http://petapixel.com/2015/04/30/leica-m-monochrom-type-246-brings-better-image-quality-hd-video-and-live-view/

There's no denying it:  The Monochrom 246 is a beautiful and interesting camera.  It is based on the Leica M-P and is almost identical to the M-P in its specs and features, but with one major exception:  It makes black and white images.  ONLY black and white images. 

 

From my perspective, I would have to say that any serious photographer who says they have no interest in acquiring this beautiful little machine is either in denial, lying or is just flat out crazy.  That having been said, I will be sticking with my M4-P and Kodak Tri-X for my black and white endeavors (for now, at least).

Here's an interesting video of Ragnar Axelsson, road tripping around Iceland while giving the M/M 246 a shakedown cruise:  http://petapixel.com/2015/04/30/leica-m-monochrom-type-246-brings-better-image-quality-hd-video-and-live-view/

 

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