Leica Monochrom


 

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).

 

50mm Noctilus f/0.95, 1/125, ISO 10,000
50mm Noctilus f/0.95, 1/125, ISO 10,000

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.

90mm f/4 Macro Elmar. F/11, 1/125, ISO 800
90mm f/4 Macro Elmar. F/11, 1/125, ISO 800

 

50mm Noctilux f/0.95, 1/60, ISO 1250
50mm Noctilux f/0.95, 1/60, ISO 1250
50mm Noctilux @ f/2, 1/125, ISO 320
50mm Noctilux @ f/2, 1/125, ISO 320
50mm Noc  f 1.4  1/90 sec  ISO 1600
50mm Noc f 1.4 1/90 sec ISO 1600
50mm Noc  f 0.95   1/125 sec  ISO 320
50mm Noc f 0.95 1/125 sec ISO 320