Reader Dierk T in Hamburg, Germany reports receiving his Leica M Monochrom. B&H Photo is still reporting USA arrival of the Leica M Monochrom as September 28 and available for pre-order.
I will be covering the Leica M Monochrom in detail in my Guide to Leica. See also Filtration for Leica M Monochrom to Improve Image Sharpness and Tonal Separation.
No word yet on the ultra high performing Leica 50/2 APO ASPH, which I expect to follow a month or more later. See my discussion of the optical performance of the Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH.