Test Portrait Photograph taken with the Leica Monochrome camera

Test Portrait Photograph taken with the Leica Monochrome camera

As a lover of Leica cameras and a portrait photographer, I was delighted to be able to play with the new Leica M Monochrome and APO Summicrom M50 F2 ASPH lens (both due on sale late July) – even if it were for a short period of time. I chose to push the camera and lens to the limit with regards to ISO settings, and depth of field. The featured photo was shot at ISO 10,000, and the lens set wide open at F2. I was pleasantly surprised at the results. The photo is as it came out of the camera – I’ve done no post processing. Yes there is noise, but it’s comparable with an ISO at half the settings of most full frame sensors. The noise it self is a clean sharp noise similar to that of Fuji film 1600 ASA, and the lens pin sharp. Generally, I wouldn’t choose to use a 50mm lens for portraits, but this lens I would.