Now, please humour me if I start this review with a short physics lesson and a small rant. I am what most would call "tall"—five-foot fifteen inches in my socks. There's a lot of me to move about, and to support. I take a UK size 15 shoe (that's 50 in foreign). It makes buying footwear a bit of a chore, but it does mean that I neither sink in soft sand nor topple over in high winds. In short my feet are in proportion to my body.
Mike had the chance to use the new 35mm Zeiss Distagon f/1.4 for a week and believes it offers strong competition for the equivalent Leica Summilux at a far more attractive price.
Two months in and I love my Leica Monochrom like no other. Whatever is said about the restrictions of black and white or the excessive cost of this camera, the fact is that the MM is unique and a classic in the making.