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Examples shot in the Hoover Wilderness area, which abuts Yosemite National Park.
Due to depth of field requirements, sharpness is not always at a peak near to far, but the total sharpness for all the images is impressive (within these realistic limits). The Leica M Monochrom Typ 240 seems to approach and perhaps exceed a 36 megapixel color camera in terms of detail.
The Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH is a superb performer on the Leica M Monochrome; all images on this page were shot with it. Unless the 18/3.8 SEM, it does not have a bulging front element, so a filter is easily applied, and a filter fits fine under the screw-on lens hood.
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