New announcement: Leica M Monochrom

The digital future of black-and-white photography.

Countless iconic black-and-white photographs have been shot with the legendary cameras of the Leica M-System, and today Leica have announced the Leica MMonochrom. This is the first full-frame, 35 mm format digital camera to be designed exclusively for black-and-white photography. It is due to be available in the UK at the end of July.

Incomparably sharp
With a full native resolution of 18 megapixels, the Leica MMonochrom delivers 100% sharper images than with colour sensors. As its sensor does not ‘see' colours, every pixel records true luminance values - as a result, it delivers a ‘true' black-and-white images with outstanding sharpness and natural brilliance.

Complete image control
The Leica M Monochrom more than satisfies the expectations of discerning users with a raw data histogram for the precise control of tonal values. The difference from conventional histograms is that it displays unprocessed and unmodified raw data. The combination of this with a configurable clipping display allows precise correction or optimisation of exposures.

At the touch of a button, images captured by the M Monochrom can be converted with characteristic toning effects from black-and-white film photography including sepia, cold or selenium toning. This is achieved by saving the image in JPEG format, and selecting the desired toning effect - simply and conveniently, and with no need for post-processing.

Monochrome Workflow
Leica M Monochrom buyers also benefit from a free online download option for the software packages; Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, a professional workflow solution and the world's leading black-and-white image processing software Silver Efex Pro.

To view, and pre-order the Leica M Monochrom please CLICK HERE.

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