The polarizing camera brand have released a black-and-white only camera, which means the comments of this article are likely a treat.
Leica are one of those brand that fragment the community, not just into two distinct camps, but to many different ones. The spread of impassioned reactions to their cameras are a good sign in my eyes; someone more intelligent once said words to the effect of "if you're not being criticized, you're not doing anything worthwhile" and it's true here.
Leica does have a cult following, and despite their price point and market positioning, they deserve it for their history if nothing else. Many of the people who tear apart their cameras in comments of videos and reviews I suspect haven't held and used many of their bodies and lenses; it's hard to have vitriol towards them if you have. Yes, there's an air of wealthy hipster around them, but I've used their cameras and lenses and it is fun and has personality to it.
This Leica M10 Monochrom is exactly the same as the M10 but with a different sensor. A sensor that is now 40 megapixels but with even more detail than that. It honestly looks like a lot of fun to use for me and appears to be designed for street photography and low-key portraiture. Would I pay over $8,000 for it though? I'd have try it myself, but it does seem unlikely.
What are your thoughts on this new Leica?