leica hermès M9 special edition camera
leica hermès M9 special edition camera
may 11, 2012

leica hermès M9 special edition camera

the ‘edition hermès’ m9 camera by leica



at an event in berlin, leica camera has just released the special ‘edition hermès’ of its ‘m9-p‘ full-format digital camera, as well as the ‘m monochrom’ [sic] variant that shoots exclusively in black-and-white. 300 ‘edition hermès’ cameras are to be produced and 100 ‘edition hermès – série limitée jean-louis dumas’ models, which include bag and collector’s book. both sets include a kit lens (leica ‘summilux-M 500m f/1.4’ in the former and a ‘summicron-M 28mm’ and 90mm and ‘noctilux-M 50mm’ in the latter).



leica hermès M9 special edition camera 3/4 perspective



leica hermès M9 special edition camera 3/4 rear view



leica hermès M9 special edition camera side view



leica hermès M9 special edition camera view from above



leica hermès M9 special edition camera the extremely limited run ‘edition hermès – série limitée jean-louis dumas’, unpacked



leica hermès M9 special edition camera detail on the bag



the making of the ‘edition hermès – série limitée jean-louis dumas’ leica camera



also released at the berlin press event, the black-and-white-only ‘m monochrom’ camera eliminates the colour filters of the company’s ‘m9’ model, getting more light to each pixel, and concomitantly making the sensor more sensitive. indeed the device features ISO settings up to 10,000. in colour sensors, the results of various pixel data is demosaiced to create the image. the result of a black-and-white-only sensor is that the photographs produced are sharper. the ‘monochrom’ is also reported to create much less and finer noise even at high ISO levels.



leica hermès M9 special edition camera the leica ‘m monochrom’ optimized for exclusively black-and-white shooting

  • I WANT IT!

    Reg says:
  • I love this camera! It made other digital cameras look cheap!

    Carl says:
  • by comparison, all other digital cameras ARE cheap!
    still nice though.

    steve says:

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