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Leica M Monochrom

Leica MM vs Sigma DP1 Merrill (Dolls)

Can the 14.75-megapixel Sigma DP1 Merrill point-and-shoot with its Foveon true-color sensor compete favorably with the Leica MM when converted to black and white? (The DP1 Merrill is reviewed in more detail in Guide to Mirrorless).

A monochrome sensor has an inherent resolution advantage over a conventional Bayer-matrix color sensor, but the Sigma SD1 Merrill sensor is a “true color” sensor with a stacked design that in a spatial sense acts similarlhy to a monochrome sensor, because there is no demosaicing step involved.

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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, Leica SL and Leica S.

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.
  • Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning. Processing parameters are discussed and shown.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to 28 megapixels filling up to 5K display, 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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