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LEICA M MONOCHROM



 
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Vendor # 010-760
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Leica M Monochrom Digital Rangefinder Camera Body, 18mp, Black & White Image Sensor. The Leica M Monochrom features a new 18MP, 35mm-sized CCD sensor that only captures black-and-white, but because there is no color Leica claims it will produce spectacular image quality at up to ISO 10,000; images are said to be 100 percent sharper than an image produced by an equivalent color sensor. This specialized camera is being marketed to street photographers and photojournalists who work exclusively in black-and-white. The advantage of a dedicated black-and-white camera is that real brightness values are available for each individual pixel, resulting in sharp, accurate black and white images without the need for post-processing. The camera is packaged with a full versionof Silver Efex Pro 2 to let users recreate the looks of their favorite black-and-white films, and registered owners can take advantage of Whitewall, the Leica Monochrom print service that uses a traditional wet chemistry silver process. Includes Camera, Battery Charger 100-240V, 2x Power Cords (USA, EU), Car Charging Cable, Lithium-ion Battery, USB Cable, Real Leather Carrying Strap, Original Leica Monochrom Print of Campaign Photo, Instruction Manual and Information Leaflets on Registration and Software Downloads. Vendor Part # 10760
  • Newly developed monochrome CCD sensor with a native resolution of 18 million pixels with its full, native resolution of 18 megapixels, the Leica M Monochrom delivers 100 % sharper images than with color sensors. The fact that its sensor does not "see" color means real brightness values are available for each individual pixel. That is to say, the sensor of the M Monochrom produces a "genuine" black-and-white image directly. In combination with the brilliant imaging performance of Leica lenses and the perfect matching of the sensor to the M system, this creates pictures of outstanding sharpness and natural brilliance, with no need to sharpen the image in post-processing. The result is incomparable picture quality, such as would normally only be expected of a medium-format camera. The impressively low noise level of the monochrome CCD sensor delivers an extremely fine-grained image, which is not perceived as disturbing even at the highest ISO settings. 100% sharper imaging thanks to direct processing of raw data with no interpolation. Extremely low, fine-grain image noise up to ISO 10,000. Raw data histogram and parameter clipping warning, the Leica M Monochrom impresses discerning users and fine-art photographers with a raw data histogram for exact control of tonal values. In contrast to standard histograms, it depicts the actual raw data, unprocessed and uncorrupted. Especially in combination with the parameter clipping view, this enables exposures to be optimized with great precision in order to fully exploit the available dynamic range. Various tones programmable. Top cover and bottom plate in black chrome finish. New leatherette body covering. All-cowhide carrying strap. Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 software supplied in addition to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. A full version of the world's leading black-and-white image processing software, Silver Efex Pro 2, is supplied. Silver Efex Pro 2 incorporates a unique and powerful set of darkroom-inspired tools to produce top-quality black-and-white pictures. Silver Efex Pro 2 emulates over 20 different black and white film types to recreate the classic monochrome look of film. The emulation is based on detailed analysis of multiple rolls of each film type. This results in accurate reproductions of popular film from ISO 32 to ISO 3200. Exclusive access to the Leica Monochrom Print Service in cooperation with Whitewall. Original fiber barite print of a Magnum photo from the Leica M Monochrom campaign by J.A. Sobol supplied.

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