The definition of black and white imagery.

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The Achromatic+ is the ideal tool for the traditional fine art photographer. Black and white imagery lies at the core of photographic history, and is the medium with which the most famous and significant works have been created.

With 39 million pixels of resolution, the resulting image quality from the Achromatic+ digital back is comparable to traditional large format film, and delivers infinitely more in terms of efficiency, creativity, and of course, instant feedback.

Modern digital technology blended with pure & simple traditional photography yields one of the most significant developments in digital photographic history.

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Return to your roots with the Achromatic+.

The only digital camera of its kind.

Leica Monochrom and Phase One Achromatic+

With the recent announcement of Leica's new M Monochrom digital camera, particular attention has been focused on black and white digital photography.


 With this incredibly powerful new tool, you are free to image in black and white with ultimate image quality, incomparable sharpness, and total image control.

It is the first full-frame, 35 mm format digital camera to be designed exclusively and without any compromises for black-and-white photography. It delivers ‘true' black-and-white images in unrivalled sharpness and dynamic range. This makes the M Monochrom the perfect camera for anyone with a passion for black-and-white photography.

With a full native resolution of 18 megapixels, the Leica M Monochrom delivers 100% sharper images than with colour sensors. As its sensor does not ‘see' colours, every pixel records true luminance values - as a result, it delivers a ‘true' black-and-white image. The combination of the brilliant imaging qualities of Leica M-Lenses and the image sensor results in images with outstanding sharpness and natural brilliance.

When you're ready to take your black and white digital photography one step further, to the ultimate image quality, meet the Achromatic+. 


Developed for the highest quality and impeccable fidelity, the Achromatic+ digital back was the first true black and white digital capture device ever created. Without the presence of a Bayer pattern filter, both the M Monochrom and the Achromatic+ are free from all color interpolation... meaning sharpness is exponentially higher, and resolution can be compared to other cameras of much higher pixel-counts.

Maybe it's time to return to your roots & shoot uncompromising quality black and white... digitally!


Contact Bear Images Photographic for more information on either of these truly unique cameras!