The first batch of Leica M Monochrom cameras has arrived in the USA. I was not deemed to be on the “A list” for a camera body from the first batch to arrive at Leica USA, so I wait with bated breath for whether my other source will deliver next week (BTW, baited breath is a hungry fisherman, always cracks me up when I see it spelled wrong, powerbait or worms or something).
I will be covering the Leica M Monochrom in great 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 later. See my discussion of the optical performance of the Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH.