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Leica M Monochrom Typ 246
Leica M Monochrom Typ 246

Examples: Photo Essay in the Hoover Wilderness

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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Diglloyd Guide to LEICA contains in-depth coverage of Leica M system cameras and lenses, with additional coverage of Leica M Monochrom, Leica Q.

Special emphasis is placed on Leica M lenses and certain Zeiss ZM lenses.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly the Summilux/Summicron/Elmarit choice and/or Zeiss ZM.
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  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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f13.5 @ 0.7 sec, ISO 320; 2015-06-03 16:30:15
LEICA M MONOCHROM (Typ 246) + Elmar-M 1:3.8/24 ASPH @ 24mm

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