Category Archives: Leica M Monochrom (CCD Lives!)

The Interaction.

Leica Monochrom (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH.

Message to Leica.

Dear Leica,

Three years ago,  I wrote you a letter.

Over 650 passionate photographers have signed it.

(We are requesting an updated M camera with a CCD sensor.)

Thank you.






Summer, linguistics.

All of the Summer images from this week were taken last Saturday afternoon with my focus-ring-broken lens.

I’m thinking I will keep it and get it CLA’d.


Summer, linguistics

Summer, wispy.

Birthday Girl.

Summer, wispy


Background info:

The focus ring on my 55-year-old inexpensive mystery lens seized up yesterday morning and no longer turns (maybe that’s why it was priced so low).

I spent the whole day moving myself backwards and forwards to achieve focus at the the precise distance where the focus ring is stuck.  I’m glad I did that for this shot.

I’ll post a few more images in the next few days.

In the interim, I need to make a decision:  do I return the lens, or do I send it somewhere for adjustment?



Dandelion (100% crop).

100% centre crop from a 55-year-old lens that costs less than a Leica lens filter!

(the focus point is right at the centre of the dandelion, and this was shot wide open… I kid you not.)

Dandelion 100% crop

And here is the original image (ISO = 1250, 1/180 sec, aperture = I’m not telling):


Pretty cool, eh?

This is a lens that most Leica shooters would likely never consider.

My guess is that it’s due for a massive price adjustment.


Canada Day Portrait, Part 3.

The last of the series taken July 1, 2015.

Canada Day Portrait, Part 3

Canada Day Portrait, Part 2.

Another from July 1, 2015 (Canada Day).

Canada Day Portrait, Part 2

Canada Day Portrait.

July 1, 2015.

Canada Day Portrait


New CCD sensor from Leica?

M9 Sensor - Prosophos.

Wow, this is amazing — I have to give Leica full credit for following through on this.

For those who haven’t seen the announcement, here is the link:

Latest information on the CCD sensors of the Leica M9 / M9-P / M Monochrom and M-E camera models.

CCD sensor lovers, rejoice!


Related:  An Open Letter to Leica


With regards to post-processing the Leica M Monochrom files:  Less is More.