Leica M Monochrom Typ-246 – Focus Of New Generation

Posted on Aug 17 2015 - 4:09am by Brad Haddin

The Leica M Monochrom Typ-246 is a grand camera that can create photos most other cameras just cannot touch. And eventually it is a rangefinder, which when used alongside the viewfinder, and offers a unique way to focus next to your average CSC or DSLR. Surely, This Monochrom Type-246 is not for everyone, but very quite brilliant to use it.


Video & Image Quality

The Leica M Monochrom Typ-246 is not meant for video-graphers. However, mounting an external microphone to its hot-shoe will at least allow you to capture better audio than the integrated mono mic. You can shoot at 1080p or 720p at 24 or 25 frames per second and that is it. There is no capturing at 60 or 30 frames, and certainly no 4K video.

The Leica M Monochrom Typ-246 has  a high end 24 MP full frame sensor, and its style means there is no need for color filter, which lets more light get through to the sensor. Images are just stunning, particularly when you factor in the abilities of Leica’s lens range.

They may be expensive, but just about all are fantastic. the M Monochrom Typ-246 that preserves highlights, since there is generally always plenty of detail that can be pulled out of shadow areas post-shoot.

Instead, you get only two metering modes classic and advanced. Advanced uses evaluative metering while Classic is center-weighted. The Leica M Monochrom Typ-246 does not have an optical low-pass filter, so the camera is able to match or better the very best 24-megapixel full-frame DSLRs for detail.


Leica has also made the M Monochrom Typ-246 deliberately low-key. The traditional Leica retro look, which has proved an inspiration to Fuji-Film cameras of recent years remains, but it is matte black all over and does not even have the familiar eye-catching red Leica logo.

With a body cast from magnesium alloy and heavy brass plates used for the top plate and bottom part of the camera, it is no surprise the M Monochrom Typ-246 weighs 680g without a lens. This is not much lighter than a high-end DSLR such as the Nikon D750, which weighs 750g without the add-ons.


The Leica M Monochrom Typ-246, its style means Leica gets away with leaving out now-standard features such as Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC. While not an old-fashioned camera in terms of its core tech, it does its best to try to feel like one.


A black & white specialist camera that produces stunning photos, but the majority will find that it enforces too many limitations.