Leica M Monochrom (typ246) with Voigtlander Ultron 28mm F2

I enjoy black and white photography a lot. when I take B&W photos, I tend to use a Leica M Monochrom body or a film body with black and white film. I could convert digital color photos into black and white photos but often times, I find black and white dedicated body produces more interesting results.

Leica M Monochrom typ246, Voigtlander Ultron 28mm F2
Leica M Monochrom typ246, Voigtlander Ultron 28mm F2

In the case of black and white photos, I don’t mind using a Voigtlander lens. Typically Leica lens produces better results in color photos, but with black and white, I don’t have to think about chromatic aberration effect at all. So in this regard, Voigtlander is a good choice as it’s lighter than Leica lens. (Besides Ultron series is better than Nokton (without ASPH) when it comes to optical performance.)

Leica M Monochrom typ246, Voigtlander Ultron 28mm F2
Leica M Monochrom typ246, Voigtlander Ultron 28mm F2

In black and white photos, I try to find a contrast between light and shadow. With the help of Leica M Monochrom body, I don’t lose neither highlight nor dark area.

Leica M Monochrom typ246, Voigtlander Ultron 28mm F2
Leica M Monochrom typ246, Voigtlander Ultron 28mm F2
Leica M Monochrom typ246, Voigtlander Ultron 28mm F2
Leica M Monochrom typ246, Voigtlander Ultron 28mm F2

I like ILFORD DELTA or HP5 film for black and white film photos. It has fine grain with higher contrast than other B&W films.

Leica M7, Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 FLE | ILFORD DELTA 400, B+W Yellow Filter
Leica M7, Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 FLE | ILFORD DELTA 400, B+W Yellow Filter

A B+W yellow filter makes black and white photos smoother. So frequently, B+W yellow filter is my companion for black and white photography.

Leica M7, Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 FLE | ILFORD DELTA 400, B+W Yellow Filter
Leica M7, Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 FLE | ILFORD DELTA 400, B+W Yellow Filter

If you’re curious about the comparison between a Voigtlander lens and a Leica Lens with Leica M Body, you might want to check out this article as well. Click below image.

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If you enjoy Fujifilm with a Voigtlander lens, you might be interested in this article. Click below image.

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