This week, I was (understatement) lucky enough to acquire a camera I've been lusting after since it was first announced. It was a completely unreasonable purchase; something I never thought would be added to my arsenal, but here we are. The beautiful Leica M Monochrom. Something about this camera hooked me from the moment I first heard they were doing it but, being a Leica, I never thought I'd be fortunate enough to actually possess one.


This is my first rangefinder (although I have used them before), so I am still adjusting to the Vimesque learning curve, but I'm reasonably happy with these results using the 28mm Perar lens from Miyazaki-san. On a full-frame sensor, 28mm is much wider than I was anticipating. I'm used to seeing the world at 50mm, and everything seems so far away at 28mm. Still, I really couldn't be happier with the camera, and I'm looking forward to immersing myself in black and white. I can't really think of a better camera to do it with.