A decent advance on the M9

Started Mar 6, 2013 | User reviews
wilsonlaidlaw Junior Member • Posts: 25
A decent advance on the M9

Only had a morning to play with it so far but it seems a fair advance in every direction on my M9. The ability to use long lenses and an EVF will be very useful. The auto switch on/off of live view seems a bit odd and various levels and settings in menus will need playing with before it is right. The noise levels seem about 2 stops better than the M9 and the nasty clumps of chrominance noise at higher ISO's have disappeared. The only major issue at the moment is red edges on wider lenses but this should be cured by firmware updates. These seem to be coming out every few days at the moment. Build quality is the best on any Leica camera I have seen and the presentation in a sturdy box, with the cables and accessories in drawers below is very nice. None of the accessories are available as yet so cannot comment on how the multi function hand set with tethering and GPS works. All in all a good effort by Leica. Some folks will also appreciate the video facility but without autofocus and auto aperture, not sure how useful it will be in the real world.


 wilsonlaidlaw's gear list:wilsonlaidlaw's gear list
Leica M8 Leica M Typ 240 Olympus PEN E-P5 Leica SL (Typ 601) Leica Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH +13 more
Leica M Typ 240
24 megapixels • 3 screen • Full frame sensor
Announced: Sep 17, 2012
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