The Brand New Leica Q2 Monochrome!

  By Ryley Smith

 

Leica has some exciting news! The brand new groundbreaking addition to the storied Leica Monochrom family of cameras, the Leica Q2 Monochrom! Bridging the gap between technical innovations and modern features, to the historic legacy of black & white photography, the Leica Q2 Monochrom is tracing back through Leica’s heritage. 

The Leica Q2 Monochrom is the only camera of its kind! It is the first full-frame compact camera ever to be made with a dedicated monochrome sensor. This monochrome sensor is a brand new 47-megapixel full-frame monochrome sensor based on its sibling model, the Leica Q2. Where stunning sharpness, detail and resolution combine with a higher dynamic range, the Leica Q2 Monochrome gives photographers the best black & white image quality. 

It is also more accessible and approachable than ever before, thanks to the easy-to-use, fast auto-focusing. The expanded ISO range of 100-100,000, with the Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH lens, enables photographers to capture stills and 4K video in any light. The Q2 Monochrome is ready for any task with some marvellous functionality improvements. These improvements include IP 52-rated weather sealing against dust and water spray, as well as a crisply detailed OLED electronic viewfinder and impressive battery life. amazing 

Inspired by the design elements established with the M10 Monochrom, the Q2 Monochrom is painted with a matte black finish and all engravings are filled in with only gray, white, or black. The omission of the Leica red dot logo keeps the design elegantly subdued and stealthy.

Adding to the vast repertoire of fully compatible Q2 accessories, there will also be new colour filters in E49 size for controlling contrast and tonality the “old school” way. A new handgrip for the Q2 Monochrom perfectly matches the grain of the leatherette for a seamless look and feel.

For more information on the Leica Q2 Monochrome and to pre-order your own, click here!

 

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Ryley Smith

Ryley Smith

Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.