View Full Version : My Leica M Monochrom review is up!
05-26-2012, 10:25 PM
Check out my full review of the Leica M Monochrom:
Leica M Monochrom Review | Red Dot Forum (http://www.reddotforum.com/content.php/226-Leica-M-Monochrom-Review)
Happy to answer any questions.
05-27-2012, 03:33 AM
Extremely well done. When you kept saying you were working hard on some updates of the new products, I kept asking myself, why is it taking so long? Now I understand. You provided detail on the Monochrom that exists in no other place. I have previously digitally converted about 1/4 of my shots into B&W. Initially my reaction was why should I give up the ability to selectively filter my M9 shots for a green filter in one part vs a red filter in another. But the concept of having an extra three stops of ISO would allow me to shoot in darkness with ease. Also having a camera that makes me concentrate on B&W probably would improve my B&W regardless of the higher ISO and resolution.
Iconic is a good description.
I used to have two M6s, one for B&W and one for color film. I have enjoyed having a single camera for both since digital color allowed for ease of conversion in post, but your write up makes this M so very tempting.
Sean Reid should hire you for his reviews.
05-27-2012, 11:02 PM
Thanks David for the interesting review about the M9M and the 50 APO.
I believe the images do have a special look. But I am not yet convinced that the difference is clear enough to convince me to dig in. I am also a bit "afraid" that I could regret buying a M9M after the M10 is announced.
While I am not yet decided about the M9M I am pretty sure to not get the 50/2.0APO.
I am very happy with the character and the "special effects" of the Noctilux 0.95, which I like much better than I had expected before.
If I want to get max. Sharpness and IQ (in technical terms) then I think its a little contradiction to give the size factor (in cas of the 50/2.0 APO) so much priority.
My opinion might be different if I would not also use the S2-system, which would be my choice for max (technical) IQ.
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