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Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera

BH #LEMMCB • MFR #10930
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera
Key Features
  • 24MP Full-Frame B&W CMOS Sensor
  • No Color Array or Low Pass Filter
  • Leica Maestro Image Processor
  • Rangefinder with Image Field Selector
Consistent with Leica's passion for classic designs mixed with contemporary functionality, the M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera is a unique digital camera dedicated to producing black and white imagery. Lacking a color filter array, as well as an optical low pass filter, the M Monochrom's full-frame 24MP CMOS sensor records solely in luminance values, forgoing the need for color interpolation, in order to gain the utmost in sharpness, clarity, and resolution. Complementing the imaging capabilities, the Leica Maestro image processor also affords a sensitivity range from ISO 320-25000 as well as a 3 fps shooting rate with a 2GB buffer for recording up to 30 frames in a sequence. Full HD 1080p video recording is also possible in either 24 or 25 fps frame rates. Unique among digital cameras, the Typ 246 maintains Leica's preference for a rangefinder design and incorporates a 0.68x optical viewfinder with split and superimposed manual focusing, automatic parallax correction, and manual image field selection. Conversely, the camera also features a 3.0" 921.6k-dot LCD with sapphire glass covering to maintain the overall durability of the magnesium alloy and brass body.
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I believe I read that you can’t use a red filter ...

I believe I read that you can’t use a red filter on the 246. That the finder won’t align. Is there a trick?
Asked by: Michael
Some lenses are more susceptible to focus shift with a very deep red filter than others. For lighter red or other color filters, there's no problem.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2020-09-25

Can I expect brassing with the black chrome as ...

Can I expect brassing with the black chrome as with the painted cameras?
Asked by: Michael
Yes, the top and bottom plates of the M Monochrom (Typ 246) is made of solid brass so at some point of regular use brassing may occur at the wear points.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2020-07-08

Is there a flash transmitter compatible with ...

Is there a flash transmitter compatible with Leica typ 246 to remotely trigger Godox AD200 or AD600 flashes?
Asked by: Mohamed
I would recommend one of the standard hot shoe triggers from Godox (X1T, X2T or XPro) either for Canon, Nikon, Olympus/Panasonic, or Fujifilm to remotely trigger a Godox AD200 or AD600. It would be manual only, and you have to engage center pin firing on the trigger.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2020-06-18


When is the next Monochrome coming out?
Asked by: Anonymous
I'm sorry but we don't have a date yet when a new model will come out. I would recommend checking Leica's website for any announcements.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-08-05


which filter sizes are compatible with Leica lenses?
Asked by: Anonymous
E46 UVa II Filter (Black)
Answered by: DAVID D.
Date published: 2018-11-12


Has there been any problems with the sensor similar to the CCD sensor ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Hello. So far it has been flawless. No problems at all. I even shot a big nike campaign with it and the result is stunning
Answered by: PABLO F.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Are the top plate and bottom plate made of brass? (I like the brass look after some wear.)
Asked by: William Y.
Yes, they are. When they show wear, they look so sexy. I love it. Huge upgrade from the original, daily user.
Answered by: JOSEPH S.
Date published: 2018-08-26


What software does it come with for processing B&W images?
Asked by: Anonymous
Adobe Lightroom. They used to include a way to get Silver EFX. That has changed since Google bought the company and is not distributing it for free. Find rocks with the monochroms.
Answered by: Bohdan P.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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