The French magazine Focus Numerique published a comparison test between the Leica M Monochrom and a Leica M6 with Kodak Tri-X film. Obviously, the Leica M Monochrom outperformed the M6 by leaps and bounds. I cannot understand why the magazine purposely used Tri-X instead of the many superior black and white films available. I don’t mean to upset any of the Tri-X fans, but that film has always been a rather grainy medium in comparison to other films, even those of the same speed. By choosing Tri-X, Focus Numerique unfairly tilted the outcome towards the Leica M Monochrom.
What is your opinion?