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Leica M Monochrom "Stealth Edition"

SKU: 79942910961X   Mfg Code: 10961

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  • Leica Camera is pleased to present the Leica M Monochrom “Stealth Edition” designed by Marcus Wainwright, founder and owner of the acclaimed fashion label “rag & bone”. Wainwright, a dedicated Leica photographer shoots with various Leica cameras, often in black and white using his M6. The Leica M Monochrom “Stealth Edition” consists of a M Monochrom (Typ 246) and Summicron-M 35 mm. This special edition set is limited to 125 units.

    Marcus Wainright’s design concept is the individual perfection of existing icons. With the Leica M Monochrom “Stealth Edition”, this means taking the discreet unobtrusiveness of the camera to the extreme. A special scratch-resistant, matte paint is used to make the surface finish as black as possible while the camera’s leather trim in jet-black is made from an extremely smooth full-grain cowhide that offers excellent grip.

    The camera has a striking visual as the important engravings on the camera and lens are intentionally highlighted with a special fluorescent paint that glows in the dark. This allows faster setting of the aperture or focusing of the lens in low-light situations.

    The lens included in the set has the classic street photographer’s focal length of 35 mm and is finished with the same special paint as the camera body - a striking yet subtle matte black. The set includes a comfortable black fabric carrying strap, a metal front cap for the lens, and a certificate of authenticity.

  • Camera type:   Compact digital view and rangefinder system camera with a dedicated black-and-white image sensor.
    Lens mount:   Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding
    Lens system:   Leica M lenses from 16 to 135 mm.
    Material:   All-metal die cast magnesium body, synthetic leather covering. Brass top panel and base, black chrome plated finish.


    Image Sensor:   B/W CMOS chip, active area approx. 23.9 × 35.8 mm (corresponds to usable format of analog Leica M models)
    without color and low-pass filter.
    Resolution:   DNG™: 5976 × 3992 (24 megapixels), JPEG: 5952 × 3968 (24 megapixels), 4256 × 2832 (12 megapixels),
    2976× 17984 (6 megapixels), 1600 × 1072 (1.7 megapixels). For video recordings: 720 P, 1080 P.
    Data formats:   DNG™ (raw data), either uncompressed or compressed (lossless), JPEG.
    File size:   DNG™: compressed 20-30 MB, uncompressed 34.5 MB, JPEG: depending on resolution and picture content
    Video recording format :   24 fps, 25 fps
    Buffer memory:   2 GB/30 pictures in series.
    Sound recording:   Mono, stereo using microphone adapter, choice of automatic or manual modulation during recording or fixed
    “Concert” setting.
    Storage media:   SD cards up to 2 GB, SDHC cards up to 32 GB, SDXC cards.
    Burst rate:   3fps
    Self timer:   2s / 12s

    Storage Media:

      SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards
    Compatibility:   Windows® Vista ®SP2 / 7 ®/ 8 ®; Mac ® OS X (10.5 or higher).
    Exposure metering:   Through-the-lens (TTL) metering, with variable aperture, center-weighted TTL metering for flash exposure with
    system-compliant SCA-3000/2 standard flash units.
    Metering principle/
      By metering the light reflected by light blades of the 1st shutter curtain onto a measuring cell: strong center-weighted; for metering on the sensor: spot, center-weighted, multi-field metering.
    Metering range:   (to ISO 320, room temperature and normal relative humidity:) EV 0 (with aperture 1.0) to EV 20 (with aperture 32). Flashing of the left-hand triangular LED in the viewfinder signals that the exposure meter reading is below the working range.
    Sensitivity range:   ISO 320 to ISO 25000, adjustable in 1/3 ISO increments, choice of automatic control or manual setting

    Exposure mode:


    Choice of automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture preselection – aperture priority A, or manual shutter speed and aperture setting.

    Viewfinder principle:   Large, bright, combined bright-line viewfinder with automatic parallax compensation.
    Image field indication:   By activating two bright-line frames each: for 35 and 135 mm, or for 28 and 90 mm, or for 50 and 75 mm.
    Automatic switching when lens is attached. Frame color (red/white) selectable in menu.
    Magnification:   0.68 x (for all lenses).
    In the viewfinder:
      Four-digit digital display with dots above and below, displays.
    On back:   3" TFT LCD monitor with 16 million colors and 921,600 pixels, approx. 100 % image field, max. 170° viewing angle, glass cover of extremely hard, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal for LiveView and review mode.
    Shutter :   Metal blade focal plane shutter with vertical movement
    Shutter speeds:   For aperture priority: (A)continuous from 60 s to 1/4000 s. For manual adjustment: 8 s to 1/4000 s in half steps.
    B:for time exposures up to max. 60 s (in conjunction with self-timer T function, i.e. 1st release = shutter opens,
    2nd release = shutter closes). (1/180 s): fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization, HSS linear flash mode
    possible with all shutter speeds faster than 1/180 s with HSS-compatible Leica system flash units); for video recordings
    (aperture priority and manual mode): 1/30 to 1/4000 s, for manual mode possible override of specified shutter speed
    to ensure correct exposure.
    Shutter release button:   For single pictures: two-stage, 1. Activation of exposure metering and exposure lock (in aperture priority mode),
    2. Shutter release; standard thread for cable release integrated.
    GPS:   Optional (only with multifunction hand grip attached, not available everywhere due to country-specific legislation,
    i.e. enforced automatic shutdown in those countries), data written to EXIF header in picture files.
    Software Included:   90 day trial subscription to Adobe® Creative Cloud Photoshop & Lightroom®.
    Dimensions (L × H × D):   Approx. 138,6× 42 × 80 mm (5.45 × 1.65 × 3.15 in).
    Weight (with battery):   Approx. 680 g (24 oz). 
  •  Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)
    for 35 mm (24 x 36 mm) 63°, 54°, 38°
    for M8 digital (18 x 27 mm)

    50°, 42°, 29°

    corresponds to a focal length of approx. 47 mm with 35 mm-format

    Optical design
    Number of lenses/groups 7 / 5
    Focal length 35 mm
    Position of entrance pupil 18.4 mm (related to the first lens surface in light direction)
    Focusing range 0.7 m to infinity
    Distance setting
    Scales Combined meter/feet graduation
    Smallest object field 420 x 630 mm
    Largest reproduction ratio 1:17.4
    Setting/Function With click-stops, half values available, manual diaphragm
    Lowest value 16
    Bayonet Leica M quick-change bayonet with 6 bit lens identification bar code for digital M models
    Filter mount Non-rotating, internal thread for screw-on filters size E 39
    Lens hood Screw type (supplied)
    Dimension and weight
    Length 35.7 mm
    Largest diameter 53 mm
    Weight approx. 252 g