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New: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) ‘Stealth Edition’

Marcus Wainwright, founder and owner of the New York fashion label ‘rag & bone’ has designed a special limited edition with fluorescent highlights.

Wetzlar, 8 March 2018. Leica Camera AG presents an unusual special edition of its digital rangefinder camera with a black-and-white sensor: the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) ‘Stealth Edition’. Comprising a camera and a Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. lens, the edition was designed by Marcus Wainwright, founder and owner of the New York fashion label ‘rag & bone’. The aim of his design concept is the individualised perfection of existing icons. With the M Monochrom camera, the dedicated Leica photographer and lover of black- and-white photography takes the unobtrusiveness of the camera to extremes to create a unique design concept with fluorescent highlights.

Wainwright wanted to make the surface finish as black as possible in order to underline the discretion of the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) ‘Stealth Edition’. This was realised with a special, particularly scratch-resistant, matt paint finish for the camera and lens. Made from extremely smooth full-grain cowhide, the camera’s matching leather trim in jet-black nevertheless offers excellent grip. As a visual counterpoint, the most important engravings on both products are picked out with a special fluorescent paint that glows in the dark. This enables faster setting of the aperture or distance on the lens in low-light situations – a unique feature that brings clear benefits in spontaneous situations.

In all other aspects, the technical specifications of the camera and lens in the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) ‘Stealth Edition’ set are identical to those of the standard models.


The Leica M Monochrom is the modern tool for photographers who make intentional use of the aesthetics of black-and-white photography to express their creativity. As the successor to the world’s first digital black-and-white, full-frame camera, it offers the latest technologies for creative visualization. Moreover, with its low susceptibility to image noise, bright viewfinder/rangefinder, low-vibration shutter release and fast lenses, the Leica M Monochrom opens up entirely new dimensions for available-light photography and the creation of especially atmospheric images.

The Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. fast classic prime delights photographers with superior imaging performance and unique bokeh. Despite its high speed and exceptional imaging quality, its dimensions are astoundingly compact. Together with this lens, every Leica M becomes an extremely compact and elegant photographic tool. The Summicron-M features a rectangular, full-metal lens hood with a screw mount. A screw-in protector ring is provided to protect the filter thread of the lens when the hood is not in use.

The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) ‘Stealth Edition’ will be on sale from March 20th, 2018 at selected Leica Stores. The edition is strictly limited to only 125 camera sets for the worldwide market, each of which bears a special serial number. The set includes a comfortable, black fabric carrying strap, a metal front cap for the lens and a certificate of authenticity.

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And here is the new Monochrome "Snow White" with white markings...  stealthier than stealth...                                    

This kind of nonsense can only mean a new M10 based Monochrom will be out quite soon.

Mission accomplie Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!. Leica has surprising luminous ideas.   This one is the prettiest M with touches of diver's watch.   If I wanted Monochrom 246, I'd buy this one Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!.

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Mission accomplie

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Leica has surprising luminous ideas.

 

This one is the prettiest M with touches of diver's watch.

 

If I wanted Monochrom 246, I'd buy this one

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Mission accomplie

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Leica has surprising luminous ideas.

 

This one is the prettiest M with touches of diver's watch.

 

If I wanted Monochrom 246, I'd buy this one

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IMHO, this is probably the most visually stunning of M camera limited editions ever made, giving even the M-P Safari set a run for its money.

 

No gold plating, no harlot red painted engraving, no pink or orange pimp leather - those past abominations are the real representations of nonsense.  This refined little masterpiece presents us with clean, minimalist elegance.

 

 

As someone above noted, this could be a prelude to the arrival of the M10 Monochrom.  That is the Monochrom I would like to have...

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No gold plating, no harlot red painted engraving, no pink or orange pimp...

Nope. Just some white (almost random looking) letters and numbers that glow fluorescent green in the dark.

 

In the daylight it looks a bit like my old greying Monochrom when the white lettering started to wear off with use.

 

 

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Why oh why would they make a low-light stealth M with a Summicron?

 

A top ISO of 25,000 maybe?  I would agree that the 35/1.4 Summilux would have been a better choice for this kit.

 

 

Oh well none will probably ever be used on the street. All will be in display cases.

 

Or left in the unopened box, shrink wrapped and hidden away in a rich guy's safe somewhere in Japan. 

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Best looking, in my view, since the M3 Black Paint (which I have).

 

Must have one -- calling to order.

 

Want the order in before my doctor contacts me at my wife's suggestion.

 

Doctor??  In my case, it would be the undertaker.

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For auto only users? What about using f4 or f2.8 in the dark? Is this another case of Leica style triumphing over function? Collectors don't bother with life cycles, of course. Not for me, though, as there are plenty of interesting historical Leicas out there to collect which don't come with off-putting marketing spin."

 

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