Leica M9

Announced Sep 9, 2009 •
18 megapixels | 2.5 screen | Full frame sensor
zytfaenger
 

I love taking pictures with the M9. It is louder than the M but never mind. Forget the JPEGS, just enjoy the gorgeous DNGs that come out of this little jewel. Currently, my M9 is with Leica for sensor replacement due to sensor corrosion for the second time. This should not happen with such a high priced camera. At least Leica is replacing them a no cost. But it takes ages. Be aware to check, when you buy an M9 second hand.

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ZetaJ
 

Found the problem with sensor. After some fighting w/Leica I got the answer that sensor is not a part of Leica production and they can repair without warranty on quality. Problems: At night shots, problems comes..

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I have bought the Camera and it was not used very often. It was stored in optimum condition with all my other Canon, Nikon and Sony professional cameras. The CCD of the camera developed spots/oxidation on it and the shutter jams. My brother bought one at the same time and he uses it regularly, his M9 had the same shutter jam problem and the CCD on his camera also developed spots. He sent it to repair and waited 8 months for it to be returned repaired, and with in the first month that it was ...

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No es una cámara para cualquiera, solo para quienes entiendan el funcionamiento de un rangefinder. No es comparable desde ningún punto de vista con una réflex. Da gusto tomar fotos con la M9 y los resultados son excelentes. Problems: LCD de baja resolución y baja calidad de la imagen utilizada para preview.

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Superb build quality, very nice IQ at low iso. Problems: LCD, slow processor, high iso noise, color shift with wide lenses.

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Creo que es la cámara perfecta para disfrutar de la fotografía. Para mi es perfecta. Problems: La limpieza del sensor y sin ninguna duda el elevado precio de todo lo que la rodea.

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Csaba Farkas
 

I love this baby. The genuine article, save for: - ON/OFF switch terribly sensitive, I hate how it flicks to self-timer easily. - Buffer overload is one thing but even worse is trying to chimp (review pix) while buffering, or push PLAY before the camera booted up: it may fry the card, makes it unreadable! Happened twice, once real bad: I had to have a superdooper pro SD card with one-off event shots rescued in Lexar headquarters (kudos to Lexar for customer service) because no rescue software ...

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JohnTanner
 

It makes me think more about the pictures I take which is great. It's also smaller and lighter than the DSLRs that I used to carry about. Oh, and the picture quality's great so far. Having said all that, it clearly can't do everything and I sometimes struggle to focus quickly (but then my DSLR would sometimes not (auto) focus quickly either, depending on subject and lens in use). Auto ISO works very well for interior pictures, I don't use it out of doors in good light. The other learning ...

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bristolianman
 

Having used the film M's since the mid 80s I was dying to get one of these, I had to trade in extensively to own one. Leica equipment has never been cheap, so the price is hard to understand, but when you see the quality not so hard to appreciate. When you get past the cost, the camera is unique and has no equals. A full frame M is an amazing concept, it's a clever design. The odd bad reviews look like they are from people who have a problem with rangefinder cameras, no one should buy this ...

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anObject
 

Because of wearing glasses I was not sure if I am able to handle the manual focus. But after a day and nearly two hundred photos I became quicker and quicker on focusing objects and shot them. It was and is a pleasure to use this camera. What I really like is its size. Compared to my 5D no one gets frightened if I take a photo of them. The way you take photos is more a handcraft than a shot of an object. You will more and more think about shutter speed, ISO and aperture. That's exactly what ...

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