Leica M11 monochrome

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In 2012, Leica decided to be the only manufacturer in the world to launch a full frame camera with a dedicated black-and-white sensor: the Leica M Monochrom. Today, in the eleventh year of the Monochrom success story and with a wealth of experience from almost 70 years of designing and manufacturing Leica rangefinder cameras, Leica Camera AG introduces the fourth generation with a black-and-white sensor: The new Leica M11 Monochrom.

With its sensor completely geared towards black-and-white photography, the Leica M11 Monochrom focuses like no other camera on the most basic of all photographic practices: the composition of pictures solely through light and shadow.

With the its multi-resolution full-frame BSI CMOS sensor exclusively developed with the high demands of tomorrow’s creators in mind, the M11 Monochrom provides extraordinary black-and-white images. Raw files in the DNG format or JPEGs with a resolution of either 60, 36 or 18 megapixels can be created at anytime when shooting in the field and without loss in performance when selecting the lower resolution options.

In combination with the enormous ISO range of 125 to 200,000, the camera grants an incredible creative freedom when taking pictures. As a result, photographers are able to capture images with an unprecedented rendition of even the finest details, with an exceptionally natural-looking definition even in difficult light conditions and with extremely low noise even in the high ISO range.

Additionally, The internal memory has been extended to 256 GB, 4 times more than the Leica M11’s internal storage. This expansion not only increases the total number of images that can be recorded on longer shoots, but also provides back up opportunities with larger memory cards sizes.

With an all-metal body and a top plate made of high-quality aluminum, a sapphire glass display, solid leather covering as well as a black, scratch-resistant finish, the M11 Monochrom presents itself in a timeless and unobtrusive M design. Details such as the deliberate omission of the Leica logo and the dark chrome-plated coating of the optical viewfinder underline the reduced, iconic design of the new addition to the legendary Leica M family.

Thanks to the build quality typical of Leica, the new Leica M11 Monochrom combines all the requirements of a premium camera “Made in Germany”.


Key Benefits of the Leica M11 Monochrom:

- First Monochrome BSI CMOS Sensor in a Leica camera

- Highest dynamic range in a Leica Monochrom camera to date with up to 15 stops

- Triple Resolution Technology: Native at 60 MP with 36MP & 18MP options available for flexibility

- Largest ISO range ever in a Leica M Monochrom camera: Native at 125 with a new max of 200,000 ISO

- Massive internal memory of 256 GB: perfect for backing up larger memory cards in the field

- Heightened durability: scratch resistant black finish and sapphire cover glass on the back display

- Fast connection to images and charging via the USB-C port

- Iconic & unobtrusive design: No Leica red dot and monochromatic design on dials and buttons

- Handmade in Germany



Camera type: Digital camera system with rangefinder

Buffer: Memory 3 GB
DNG™: 15 shots
JPG: > 100 shots
DNG™: 15 recordings
JPG: > 100 recordings

Storage Medium:UHS-II (recommended), UHS-I, SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card (SDXC cards up to 2 TB, internal memory 256 GB)

Material: Black: full-metal housing made of magnesium and aluminum, leatherette cover

Lens mount: Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit encoding

Operating conditions: +0 to +40°C

Interfaces: ISO accessory shoe with additional control contacts for Leica flash units and Leica Visoflex 2 viewfinder (optional accessory), USB 3.1 Gen1 Typ-C

Tripod thread: A 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4”) with stainless steel in the base

Dimensions: 139 x 38.5 x 80mm

Weight: Black: approx. 542 g/461 g (with/without battery)

Sensor size: Monochrome BSI CMOS sensor, pixel pitch: 3.76 μm, 35 mm: 9528 x 6328 pixels (60.3 MP)

Processor: Leica Maestro series (Maestro III)

Filter: UV/IR filter, no low-pass filter

File formats: DNG™ (raw data, loss-free compression), DNG + JPG, JPG (DCF, Exif 2.30)

Image resolution:DNG™
L-DNG 60,4 MP 9528 x 6328 pixels
M-DNG 36,6 MP 7416 x 4928 pixels
S-DNG 18,5 MP 5272 x 3498 pixels
L-JPG 60,1 MP 9504 x 6320 pixels
M-JPG 36,2 MP 7392 x 4896 pixels
S-JPG 18,2 MP 5248 x 3472 pixels

File size:DNG™
L-DNG approx. 70–120 MB
M-DNG approx. 40–70 MB
S-DNG approx. 20–40 MB
L-JPG approx. 15–30 MB
M-JPG approx. 9–18 MB
S-JPG approx. 5–9 MB
Color depth: DNG™: 14 Bit, JPG: 8 Bit

Color space: sRGB

Viewfinder: Large, bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, suitable for -0.5 dpt, optional corrective lenses available:-3 to +3 dpt

Display: Four-digit digital display with items show on the top and bottom, Image field limiter: two lit frames: 35 mm + 135 mm, 28 mm + 90 mm, 50 mm + 75 mm (automatic switchover when lens is attached)

Parallax compensation:
The horizontal and vertical difference between viewfinder and lens is compensated automatically in line with the relevant focus setting. Congruence of viewfinder and actual image. The size of the bright-line frame matches the distance:

– at 2 m: the exact sensor size of approx. 23.9 x 35.8 mm
– at infinity: (depending on focal length) approx. 7.3% (28 mm) to 18% (135 mm)
– less than 2 m: less than sensor size

Viewfinder magnification: x0.73 (all lenses)

Large-base rangefinder: Split or superimposed image rangefinder shown as a bright field at the center of the viewfinder image

LCD panel: 2.95” (Active Matrix TFT), Sapphire Cover Glass, 2,332,800 dots, format 3:2, touch control available

Shutter type: Electronically controlled focal plane shutter and electronic shutter function

Shutter speeds: 
Mech. shutter: 60 min to 1⁄4000 s
Electro. shutter function: 60 s to 1⁄16000 s
Flash Synch: up to 1⁄180 s
Optional noise reduction via additional “black picture” (can be disabled)

Shutter button:Two-stage (1st stage: activation of the camera electronics including exposure metering and metering memory lock, 2nd stage: taking the picture)

Self-timer: Delay time: 2 s or 12 s

Image capture: 
Continuous - Low Speed (3 fps)
Continuous - High Speed (4.5 fps)
Interval Shooting
Exposure Bracketing
Focus range:
70 cm to ∞
Live View: depending on the attached lens

Focus mode: Manual (focus assist functions Magnification and Focus Peaking available)

Exposure metering: TTL (exposure metering through the lens)

Metering principle: Exposure metering is done by the image sensor for all exposure metering methods (in Live View mode and in rangefinder mode)

Exposure metering: Spot, Center-Weighted, Multi-Field

Exposure modes: 
Aperture priority mode (A): Automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture preselection
Manual (M): manual setting for shutter speed and aperture

Exposure compensation: ±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments

Automatic bracketing: 3 or 5 frames, graduations between shoots up to 3 EV, in 1⁄3 EV increments, additional optional exposure compensation: up to ±3 EV

ISO sensitivity range: 
Auto ISO: IS0 125 (native) to ISO 200,000 also available in flash mode
Manual: ISO 125 to ISO 200,000

White balance:Automatic (Auto), Default (Daylight - 5200 K, Cloudy - 6100 K, Shadow - 6600 K, Tungsten - 2950 K, HMI - 5700 K, Fluorescent (warm) - 3650 K, Fluorescent (cool) - 5800 K, Flash - 6600 K), manual metering (Gray card), manual color temperature setting (Color Temperature, 2000 K to 11,500 K)

Flash sync time: 1⁄180s, slower shutter speeds available, automatic switchover to TTL linear flash mode with HSS-compatible Leica system flash units if sync time is undercut

Flash exposure metering: Using center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering with Leica flash units (SF 26, SF 40, SF 58, SF 60, SF 64) or with system-compatible flash units, remote controlled flash SF C1

Flash exposure compensation:
SF 40: ±2 EV in 1⁄2 EV increments
SF 60: ±2 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Other: ±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Display in flash mode (in the viewfinder only):
Flash icon: Connection of an external flash unit
Equipment WLAN:

The Leica FOTOS app is required to use the WLAN function. The Leica app is available from the Apple App Store™ or the Google Play Store™. 2.4 GHz/5 GHz* dual band IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wave2 WLAN (standard WLAN protocol), encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPA™/WPA2™, access method: infrastructure mode

Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR/LE, BR/DR-channel 1-79, LE-channel 0-39 (2402–2480 MHz)

Geotagging via Leica FOTOS app using Bluetooth
* Available after Firmware Update during second half of 202
Menu languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Portuguese

Rechargeable battery (Leica BP-SCL7): Li-Ion (Lithium-Polymer) rechargeable battery, rated voltage: 7.4 V / capacity: 1800 mAh, Charging voltage/current: DC 1000 mAh, 7.4 V, operating conditions: +10°C to +35°C (charging) / +0°C to +40°C (discharged)

Charger (Leica BC-SCL7) Input: USB-C DC 5 V, 2 A, output: DC 8.4 V, 1 A, operating conditions: +10°C to +35°C

Power pack (Leica ACA-SCL7): Input: AC 110 V - 240 V ~ 50/60 Hz, 0.3 A, output: DC 5 V, 2 A, operating conditions: +10°C to +35°C

USB power supply:
When in standby mode or Off: USB charging function
When On: USB power supply and intermittent charging

What's Included


Scope of Delivery:
Leica M11 Monochrom, Carrying strap, Battery, Charger and Cables (EU, US), Leica FOTOS cable, Quick start guide

Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product warranty for this LEICA product, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer.

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