Oyez, Oyez, the first Monochrom tests are in. It's positive news for Leica's new black-and-white baby
Shortly after the 3pm Wetzlar-time release of the new Typ 246 M Monochrom, several of Leica’s pre-testers, Sean Reid, Jono Slack and Gregory Simpson, went public with their findings. The consensus is that the 246 (codenamed Elliott) is a worthwhile step forward for owners of the original MM (Henri, as Jono Slack reminds us), particularly in terms of performance at higher sensitivities.
Here are the links to the three sites (note that Sean Reid’s Reidreviews.com is subscription based but, in my opinion, his exhaustive tests are well worth the modest annual outlay of $33):
You may also be interested in my 2013 test of Henri the MM.