Leica cameras are well known for commanding premium prices, but their users are often fiercely loyal to the brand and experience. Leica's Monochrom cameras are no different when it comes to price, but is it worth dropping that much money on a camera that only shoots in black and white? This interesting video discusses the topic.
Coming to you from Ted Forbes with The Art of Photography, this great video discusses shooting with Leica's Monochrom cameras, namely the M10 Monochrom and Q2 Monochrom. Personally, if I had the funds to grab a Leica camera, I would definitely grab a Monochrom model. Using a Leica is very much about the pure experience of photography, and shooting only in black and white really augments that, at least in my opinion, plus there are some real benefits to the monochrome sensor. On the other hand, if you want the experience of shooting in black and white without spending a lot of money on a Monochrom camera, remember that most mirrorless cameras will allow you to set the viewfinder picture style to monochrome. If you are shooting in raw, your resulting images will still be in color, so don't worry about losing that option. Check out the video above for Forbes' full thoughts.