If you’re one of those who loves to capture photos in black-and-white then Leica has a treat for you. It has introduced a new camera called Leica M Monochrom that shoots authentic monochrome photography in digital format.
Leica M Monochrom is a full frame, 35 mm, 18-megapixel camera that is dedicated to shooting black-and-white photos. It produces true, immaculate black-and-white photos that are sharper than their DSLR monochrome counterparts. The camera’s sensors do not capture colour, hence it records each pixel in its true luminance value to deliver photos that retain their natural brilliance. It gives photographers complete control of the tonal values due to its raw data histogram. The histogram gives photographers unprocessed raw data. A variety of tones, characteristic to black-and-white photography, can be added to the photos directly. Buyers can also download software packages for the Leica M Monochrom online; softwares including SilverEfex Pro, one of the leading black-and-white image processing softwares.
Jacob Aue Sobol, the highly-rated Danish photographer was roped in to promote the camera. He traveled from Moscow to Beijing and used the Leica M Monochrom to capture the spectacles he saw on the way. His journey started on the 11th of May and it is chronicled on the Leica Camera Blog. He was also available for a live chat on Twitter to answer questions pertaining to the camera and his experience of using it. A few of the images he captured are posted below. Click here to view more photography done with Leica’s new camera.