The new Huawei, Mate 9 smartphone features dual lenses co-engineered by Leica.

One lens shoots in color and the other in stunning 20 mp monochrome.

I got to briefly experiment with the Mate 9 mounted to a Leica APO Televid spotting scope at the Leica Store Los Angeles back in February and knew it had great potential for digiscoping and couldn’t wait for a more thorough field test.

I managed to borrow the phone for a day and headed to a local park with wading birds to see what I could do with actual wildlife. I’ll let these first images speak for themselves.

In color:

Monochrome Lens:

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