If you are a Leica guy, you are familiar with the Leica Monochrom – Leica’s digital camera that shoots Black & White only. Surprising a lot of folks, Leica introduced a new version of the Monochrom yesterday based off  a more modern 24mp CMOS sensor. I shot with the old version a few times and was really impressed, but it will be interesting to see if the CMOS sensor can keep the same feel and contrast of the older camera.

In any regard, Leica should have removed the sapphire protected LCD on the back of the camera entirely, added a physical ISO button, and called it done. I mean damn… This thing shoot black and white images only – why not strip it down to the bare essentials?

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