It's no secret that my Dream camera is the Leica monochrome (one day), so I felt it appropriate to feed my own personal desire by posting in part, Petapixels review by Nelson Tan, titled 'Leica M Monochrom is Not Quite a Black and White Decision'. Great pics as well.
“Monochrome is the new color” The world was introduced to color
photography when Kodak introduced the revolutionary Kodachrome film in
1935. But fast forward to 2012, Leica decided that “monochrome is the
new color”, and wants to turn back the clock with a digital rangefinder that shoots only black-and-white for $7,995. At this point, I can hear you screaming, “That’s the silliest way of spending eight grand!”
To which I will prove you wrong, because I discovered Louis Vuitton sells a LV “Limited Edition” skateboard for $8,250. It comes with a Louis Vuitton trunk and it’s limited to 3 pieces in the world (probably because there are probably no more than three rich brats who will pay for that). So there – I’ve conclusively proven you could do worse than spending eight grand on a Leica M Monochrom.