Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents

EXCERPT page containing first few paragraphs. 2017-10-23 10:06:32
UA_SEARCH_BOT_null @ 54.166.199.178

Leica M Monochrom

Rear LCD Display

The rear LCD displays are discussed on this page. Each screen capture shows the LCD screen for the same image file on the Leica MM.

LCD display quality

The rear LCD is the same as on the Leica M9 — a bargain-bin vintage LCD with crude resolution resulting in a visually coarse look that is clearly visible in these screen shots. It is also difficult to see in adverse lighting. The LCD quality is entirely inappropriate for an $8000 camera, and an indictment of Leica’s judgment with respect to the perception of brand quality. Any $200 point and shoot has a superior LCD.

Furthermore, a monochrome camera deserves a megapixel or better calibrated grayscale LCD; this would be a beautiful thing. As it stands, the MM color LCD shows fine color artifacts (due to its RGB pixels) on what should be a monochrome images, subtly degrading evaluation of the as-shot image over and above the coarse resolution itself.

Article continues for subscribers...

Diglloyd Guide to Leica is by yearly subscription. Subscribe now for about 25 cents a day ($90/year).
BEST DEAL: get full access to ALL 7 PUBLICATIONS for only 68 cents a day ($249.95)!

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.

Want a preview? Click on any page below to see an excerpt as well as extensive blog coverage, for example on Leica.

Leica MM histogram with clipping warnings set to 1%, 99%
View Leica Deals Right Now

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2008-2017 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.