Leica M Monochrom "Stealth Edition"
SKU: 79942910961X Mfg Code: 10961
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
Storage media: SD cards up to 2 GB, SDHC cards up to 32 GB, SDXC cards. Burst rate: 3fps Self timer: 2s / 12s
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.
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
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). Display
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 Aperture 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