New Version "Stealth" Monochrome
Old 03-08-2018   #1
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New Version "Stealth" Monochrome

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But will it sell ....
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Old 03-08-2018   #2
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I'd buy one if it had a stealth function that made Marcus Wainwright disappear.
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Old 03-08-2018   #3
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But will it sell ....
It will be a limited edition and sell out quickly to collectors who will never use them. It is Leica playing dress up.
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I think if I was trying to be stealthy, I'd not use fluorescent green paint against a flat black background. Maybe it's just me.

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Old 03-08-2018   #7
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125 worldwide, probably all gone to collectors before the launch, it's what Leica do, gets rid of 125 sensors before they launch a "new" monochrome at Photokina, and no I don't know that but you'll get short odds on it I suspect.
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Kinda like it . Will it sell? hell yeah.

Would go nice with my Razer mouse


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Old 03-08-2018   #9
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It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.
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Old 03-08-2018   #10
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I've no problem with these special editions as it adds to Leica's bottom line and hopefully their long term sustainability in the world of photography.
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Old 03-08-2018   #11
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I've no problem with these special editions as it adds to Leica's bottom line and hopefully their long term sustainability in the world of photography.
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It doesn't look ugly as special editions from Leica often do.
And it was designed by M6 user.
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Old 03-08-2018   #13
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the words "digital" and "collector" do not go hand in hand. at least, i feel they shouldn't. the technology changes way too quickly for anything to remain worthwhile after, say, 15 years.
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Old 03-08-2018   #14
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I have to agree,

15 years in its silk lined box without use,

Makes for an expensive paper weight.
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I've no problem with these special editions as it adds to Leica's bottom line and hopefully their long term sustainability in the world of photography.
Perhaps they could dedicate the profits from this limited edition camera to hiring another technician at Leica NJ?
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Old 03-08-2018   #16
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I find the special editions a little silly, BUT I will say I like the aesthetics of this one admittedly. Would I buy it at the asking price? Absolutely not.
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as a followup to this stunning glow in the dark all black stealth monochrome

Leica is suspected to be working on, would you believe it,

a chrome un-monochrome camera
that you can see in normal room light or day light
without special special glasses
that can actually digitally photograph color!

naturally it will be a special high priced limited special edition camera
for special back to basics photogs
who have tired of monochrome photography
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Old 03-08-2018   #18
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"It's an investment that I could hand down to my kids."

I don't really care what Leica does to stay in business but that remark is stupid ... but would have been less stupid if it had been a film camera. Be sure to leave them your toaster oven as well!
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Old 03-08-2018   #19
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if i were rich with stupid money, i'd buy this camera and beat the hell out of it with use. i'd do the same thing to collector cars. they were designed and built to be used hard.
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It's very similar to a Bell & Ross phantom I have.. All matt black, but amazingly bright hands and numbers in the dark
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His rather clumsy handling of the camera towards the end of that video, especially when he goes to focus it, indicates to me that he hasn't actually used an M of any type all that much!
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"It's an investment that I could hand down to my kids."

I don't really care what Leica does to stay in business but that remark is stupid ... but would have been less stupid if it had been a film camera. Be sure to leave them your toaster oven as well!
Yeah, Leica used to marked their cameras to last a lifetime and to be heirloom objects, but since the M8 LCD fiasco and M9 sensor corrosion debacle, Leica haven't been vocal about their cameras lasting a lifetime.

...and now the M6 TTL circuit boards cannot be replaced any longer. But boy is that Monochrom Stealth Edition pretty!! I love the knurling around the lens barrel!
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Old 03-08-2018   #23
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Let's hope it won't be so stealthy that the technicians won't be able to find when they have to replace the sensor.

No, that's not a dig at the owners, it's a dig at Leica.
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Old 03-08-2018   #24
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I've no problem with these special editions as it adds to Leica's bottom line and hopefully their long term sustainability in the world of photography.
And i agree. The special editions are good for Leica, they make their owners happy, and they don't hurt the rest of us.
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Old 03-08-2018   #25
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They should change the name to "creepy" cam...for Halloween usage only..
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Yeah, Leica used to marked their cameras to last a lifetime and to be heirloom objects, but since the M8 LCD fiasco and M9 sensor corrosion debacle, Leica haven't been vocal about their cameras lasting a lifetime.

...and now the M6 TTL circuit boards cannot be replaced any longer. But boy is that Monochrom Stealth Edition pretty!! I love the knurling around the lens barrel!

Mostly agree, but lets keep in mind this are being sold as collectibles, not as user cameras. These items will be forever and ever be stored on their original boxes, and they will be sold/bought as a sealed collective. No one will care if they are even working. Even more, they will worth less if they have even powered on. That's the nature of collectibles , and a market Leica is using to stay alive.

Not being sarcastic or anything, that's just the nature of collectibles items.


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the words "digital" and "collector" do not go hand in hand. at least, i feel they shouldn't. the technology changes way too quickly for anything to remain worthwhile after, say, 15 years.
Are you saying my Hermes edition m9 is useless?!
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I like his photography.

What a honor...to have your own signature series B&W digital M.
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The trouble with flat black is if you handle it, it doesn't stay flat for very long. So, even though it looks cool and all, and should be an optional finish (please bring back the Hammertone!), I don't know as it would be all that practical.

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The odd thing to me is that the kind of photography the designer does requires no stealth at all.

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and it doesn't even take advantage of rangefinders. he's probably using leicas because it's fashionable.

BUT, it does look cool.





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Too bad it's not done up in shiny gold.
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It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.
Smell the Glove did not feature glowy green liner notes though
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Old 03-09-2018   #34
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I write this as I wear a pair of Rag & Bone jeans (not that it matters, but I do like their clothes). When I first read about this new model, my first thought was 'wasn't the Monochrom already stealthy?'. The body didn't have the distinctive 'red dot' (instead replaced with a very attractive screw!), it was matte black, and seemed stealthy enough (or so I thought!). Then when I clicked on the link and then went to the blog post, I was expecting to see photos that would have required a 'stealthy' camera. Dimly-lit photos in a cafe, surreptitious snaps from a smoke-filled saloon, intimate captures of secret meetings in dark corners of the city. But what do I see? Swans. So Marcus needs to be stealthy to, um, sneak up on swans?
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didn't read the thread but damn this thing is nice looking. black on black with lime green accents IM IN.
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I would have gone with 80% grey for all the engravings and dispensed with hi-vis paint, otherwise very nice... except the price.
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The standard black chrome on my M4-2 is stealthy enough. In fact the looks I get using a Box Tengor distract folks enough that they don’t notice when I release the shutter.
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I think it's the coolest edition Leica has done in a while, but I think it could be improved if the glow in the dark lettering was black in daylight rather that white (not that I would've bought it anyway).
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I must admit that I hadn`t heard of the designer but his design concept appears to have gained acceptance .
Maybe Leica will modify it in some way and bring it out in some form in one of its standard offerings.
I can`t help but feel that they use these specials as design exercises.
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Sorry if this has been posted before, I couldn't find it...

The "new" stealth edition Monochrom. I think it's the coolest edition Leica has done in a while, but I think it could be improved if the glow in the dark lettering was black in daylight rather that white (not that I would've bought it anyway).
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