Finished in a glossy jet black paint, the Monochrom’s body is wrapped beautifully by black, naturally-tanned leather, providing the camera with a classic and elegant aesthetic. Accompanying the impeccable body is a color-matching 35mm f2.0 Summicron Asph II lens, slightly modified to allow the classic round metal shades that come with earlier versions of the lens to sit comfortably on it. Tying everything together is a black hand-crafted Horween leather strap, an accessory both stylish and utilitarian.
As with the normal M 246 Monochrom, this exclusive edition houses a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and an amazingly high ISO ceiling of 25,000 ISO, allowing the camera to perform superbly well in low light settings. The display is made from sapphire with an anti-reflective coating, keeping it crystal-clear and scratch-resistant.
Selling at $13,950 USD, the “Your Mark” edition M 246 Monochrom is limited to only 80 units, and is now available for reservation at the Leica Store San Francisco.
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