The dawn of Instagram filters and the iPhone have proven to users that the answer to taking great monochromatic photos lies in their pockets. Meanwhile, Leica has proven that full-frame cameras are still capable of breaking new ground and producing high-quality, high-fidelity photos in black and white.
This time, the industry giant is back with a new member of its Monochrom family. Meet the Leica M11 Monochrom Rangefinder, the fourth-generation successor to the camera that introduced the world’s first dedicated black-and-white sensor.
The Leica M11 Monochrom Rangefinder focuses on perfecting the basic building blocks of photography: light and shadow. Its multi-resolution full-format sensor produces stellar greyscale images, pulling in an ISO range of 125 to 200,000, giving you a wide field of creative freedom even in low light conditions.
The new camera also has 256GB of internal memory capable of storing RAWs in DNG or JPEG with resolutions of 60, 36 or 18 megapixels. It also sports Bluetooth capabilities and a USB-C port for quick file transfers. The sensor is a certified “Made for iPhone and iPad” Apple accessory that allows you to use the Leica FOTOS app when paired with the Leica FOTOS cable, allowing you to assess photos taken with the app and camera through tethered preview.
The Leica M11 Monochrom Rangefinder has a sophisticated all-metal body, wrapped in a solid leather covering and a black, scratch-resistant paint finish. The snapper retails for S$13,470, and is now available at Leica Stores, the Leica Online Store, and authorised dealers.