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The Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 exhibits image artifacts best described as “black dots on white spots”. They often occur where there is a small white area; a black dot appears in the center of the white area.
UPDATE 7 Feb 2016: Leica may have fixed this issue in a firmware update in late 2015 (unconfirmed).
Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 firmware version 188.8.131.52.
Examples shot using DNGc (lossless compressed raw).
Converted with Adobe Camera Raw 9.0 (414)
This crop taken from the Dolls aperture series.
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