Leica Celebrate the 150th Anniversary with the M Monochrom (Typ 246) “Leitz Wetzlar” Limited Edition Camera
The year 1869 is a significant milestone in the history of Leica Camera AG. It was the year in which Ernst Leitz I became the sole owner and managing director of the former ‘Optische Institut’ in Wetzlar and gave the company the name that was to become a legend: ‘Ernst Leitz Wetzlar’. Leica Camera AG is celebrating the 150th anniversary of this occasion with a limited edition of only 150 examples of the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) black-and-white 35 mm digital camera featuring the extremely popular ‘Leitz Wetzlar’ engraving on the top plate.
This production will be limited to 150 cameras worldwide. All other technical specifications are identical to the standard-production camera.
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.