Leica M9

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

It is amazing to do again your own photos. You have to love photography to love this camera! Problems: none

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nikos theodosiou
 

I have used a Canon 5D for three years shooting weddings and commercial and I have tried Nikon's D3 as well. I was looking for a camera that was better quality and more portable and the M9 fits the bill!! Quality of picture compaired to the Canon 5D is amazing! there is no contest at all, with the D3 only at higher ISO's does the Nikon win. Sharpness of the lenses is amazing! I use 28, 50 and 90 and all are great, the 28 is unreal! compaired with Canon's 16-35 2.8L it makes the Canon look ...

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Neil
 

An incredible camera that does everything expected from it. The images produced are excellent Problems: None at all.

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Peter_W
 
rodolfocrespo
 

A different way to make pictures: you have to participate and compose your photos! An you feel alive! Problems: price

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rodolfocrespo
 

A different way to make pictures: you have to participate and compose your photos! An you feel alive! Problems: price

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parisphoto
 

I am delighted by this camera. With a compact lens (28, 35, 40 mm), I can put it in my jacket pocket, carry it around with ease and get spectacular pictures. OK, I admit it, I do love owning the top of the line classic M rangefinder. I have owned an M3 for some time, and love it. The M9 is the only digital camera that has made me as happy. Problems: None

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Suat Ateslier
 

Great camera... It is better than Canon or Nikons.. Problems: Any...

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