M10 Monochrom Interest?

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Lobbamobba Contributing Member • Posts: 514
Re: M10 Monochrom Interest?
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JacquesBalthazar wrote:

There is a traditional review "curve" whenever Leica launches a product, something akin to Gartner's hype cycle. The first wave of reviews is always enthusiastic, on the verge of ecstatic, from Leica-centric bloggers as well as from early adopters. Always.

I have seen this for the M8, the M9, the first Monochrom, the M240 and its main variants and the M10 and its variants. The names of those reviewers are pretty constant through the years, and their writing quite predictable. Many are competent and honest, including the two names you mention (I subscribed to Reid Reviews for quite a few years, and I have interacted with Jono on other forums).

In the Leica world more than in others, the reality of issues emerges later on, once the dust of the launch has settled. When users start sharing frustrations. This was the case with the M8 "filtergate", the M9 CCD limitations, the M9 sensor breakages followed by M9 sensor "rust", the blown highlights of the first Monochrom, the flaring issues of the early 50 apo specimens, etc, etc, etc. Complete enthusiasm of early reviews, followed by reality check, fixes, etc.

I suggest we reboot this conversation a year from now, and I'll eat my hat publicly if the potential issues I flagged elsewhere in this thread have not become common knowledge.

Meanwhile, I'll just have to find a way of trying this M10M for myself.....

Not sure I follow the logic that a high megapixel sensor like the M10M demands higher shutter speeds just because the M8 has a weak IR filter.

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