Rumors have been circulating the Web for weeks now that the company will release a new series of cameras that records images only in black and white.
A post from rangefindforum.com shows that this isn’t just a rumor but appears to be true to form.
This latest line from Leica features a new monochrome CCD sensor with a resolution of 18 million pixels. It is said that the images being produced are ‘100% sharper’ due to the direct processing of raw data with no interpolation or color filter array. Noise produced by the camera is said to be ‘extremely fine-grained’ up to ISO 10,000.
The post from the rangefindforum.com said that a Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH will be joining the new M-system. This cam will most likely hit the shelves this August.
The new Leica line is called the Leica M Monochrom.
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