If a Leica M represents the essence of a camera, then a black-and-white photograph is photography’s soul.
You may revel in a rich and colourful landscape photograph, a dazzling wildlife image, or a vivid and radiant portrait, but there is nothing like black and white to raise the spirit and reveal a decisive moment filled with emotion and meaning.
From Robert Frank to Larry Towell with more than a passing wave to Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Koudelka and other humanist photographers, the understanding of shades of grey will forever define and be part of the human experience.
Today, we are introduced to the third generation of the Leica Monochrom camera. While its two predecessors – loved and coveted by art photographers – continue to produce outstanding images with unmatched quality and dynamic range, this new M10 Monochrom goes a good distance further. It is built on the M10-P platform, with a lighter, slimmer body, identical to the M7. The shutter is the quietest mechanical shutter ever and the viewfinder is larger and brighter than those in any previous Leica camera. The sensor was developed and built from the ground up with this camera in mind, producing 40 megapixel images that will elevate printing possibilities to a new level.
So, if timeless black and white is what your eyes desire and your soul demands, definitely consider this classic, Black and White Leica camera.