The only way to know if a Monochrom is worth it for you is trying it. No amount of reading will be able to
Make your decision easy…… so I went down to the Leica Store and got one for using overnight. Sweet.
Nothing but good vibes at the store and Kirsten and Peter could not be nicer.
First, test it at Miracle Mile with a 50 Summilux, then to the Grove with the Noctilux for nighttime shooting.
Got enough images to get a feel for what the camera could do. First obvious difference is the clean ISO,
10,000 is usable with work. For general shooting would set to 3200 without having to worry about
noise, hardly any at that setting. Made images thought to be impossible before (action wise).
The Monochrom files are much better than the M9 but only marginally better than the M type 240. Still
Feel there is enough different to make it worth the effort. The sharpness produced at high ISO needs to
Be seen to believe.
Will post some images from the two shoots and will be posting lots more in the very near future.