Leica Monochrom Revisited: Why it is my favourite camera of all time
This weekend I picked up my Leica Monochrom and decided it would be my one-camera for the next few weeks. There is just something about the Monochrom that blows your socks off. The amount of detail it records is immensely impressive and I love the tones and image quality even at higher ISOs. I rattled off a few shots around London just to get my hand in after using colour cameras for most of the summer.
On Saturday in Mayfair and later at the Thai presentation at White City Mall. On Sunday I was at the wonderful Musical Museum at Brentford to watch a series of silent films accompanied by Donald MacKenzie at the Mighty Wurlitzer. Indoor conditions, both at White City and the Music Museum theatre were challenging for natural light photography without a tripod. But the Monochrom is capable of outstanding results and I was again reminded just why I think this is my favourite camera of all time. It needs careful handling, but once you understand its hidden depths and unique ability it produces the goods time after time.
I tested the Monochrom last year and was bowled over. You can find the article and other camera reviews here.