As we all know, Leica makes genuinely great cameras. One that stands out from the crowd and has gained a cult following is the Leica M Monochrom. This M series camera is unique: it has a Monochrome sensor in place of a regular color sensor. Now, Leica has confirmed they have made a limited edition Leitz Wetzlar version of this camera that is dedicated to 150 years of Leica heritage. Join us after the break for all the details.
The limited-edition Leitz Wetzlar Leica M Monochrom will become an incredibly rare camera very quickly, and will surely be snapped up by photographers who love everything about Leica cameras. The Leitz Wetzlar edition of the M Monochrom will have the same specifications as the current M Monochrom, but will also be emblazoned with the script engraving of Leitz Wetzlar on the top plate of the camera.
The limited-edition Leitz Wetzlar Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) will feature the same 24 Megapixel sensor as the standard edition, as well as the Maestro image processor, which features a substantial 2GB buffer which makes the camera three times faster than the previous model. The Leica M Monochrom also produces images that are 100% sharper than cameras with regular color processors as the sensor only has to record luminance values. The Leica M Monochrome was already a unique camera, and now this limited edition version takes it a step further.
If you want to get your hands on one, you’ll have to hurry. Only 150 of these cameras will be made, and we’re sure that once they are snapped up, you’ll not be able to find one on the market for many years. The Leitz Wetzlar M Monochrom is available now directly through Leica and through photography boutiques and dealers. If you want one, you’ll have to hand over $7,595. For more information, head to the official Leica website.