Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M"Discussions about the Leica M8 /M 8.2 / M9 / M9-P/ M-E / M Monochrom / M10 aka "M": Leica digital M mount rangefinder cameras. Naming the new digital M the "Leica M" is VERY unfortunate as it will only confuse newbies with other Leica M cameras of the the past. Happily there is room for confusion with only the past 59 years of Leica M production ... since Leica introduced the Leica M system in 1953. All Hail for the Leica Marketing Department learning Leica M history!
The M-E is a beautiful fresh approach to M design
I like the gun metal colour and lack of frameline selector so much I have swapped my M9 for an M-E (cash difference of course, but i see that as giving me two years more warranty!)
Perhaps the ugly votes are M9 owners protecting their investment?
I just ordered an ME so I obviously don't think it is ugly. Have both silver and black lenses so looking forward to seeing how the new finish looks with both types. Won't have trouble distinguishing it from my chrome M2.