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View Poll Results: Why did you buy a digital Leica M?
I wanted a digital Leica RF camera 111 64.53%
The overall quality of the camera 24 13.95%
There ws no other option 34 19.77%
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Old 03-27-2015   #81
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The way I work a rangefinder is lightning fast. I like to use the DoF scales on the lens, which really suck on most modern autofocus lenses, to be prefocused. No auto focus in the world is faster than being pre focused. I get shots I wouldn't get with my DSLRs auto focus because of that. I to love the rangefinder shooting experience.
Well, if you are using hyperfocal distance according the DOF scale, you are not really rangefinder focusing, are you? In fact, you are not focusing at all.
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Well, if you are using hyperfocal distance according the DOF scale, you are not really rangefinder focusing, are you? In fact, you are not focusing at all.
There is much more to prefocusing than hyperfocal distance, and it can be a very thoughtful focusing method. Switching between DoF marker focusing and rangefinder focusing is quite seamless.

This is a functionality that many modern cameras lack completely. For example, prefocusing for MF typically requires use of AF or the electronic focusing aids. It is not practical in some use cases. It is also the sole reason I lost some important personal shots last week using my Sony RX1R. I had to rely on the AF in blind, and while I refocused for each frame to make sure I would get at least one keeper, every single shot was a blurry mess (due to incomprehensible focusing distance selected by the AF algorithm). Thanks, Sony.
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Well, if you are using hyperfocal distance according the DOF scale, you are not really rangefinder focusing, are you? In fact, you are not focusing at all.
And? If it works who cares. Thats why those scales are there to use. My auto focus lenses have them but they are not useful.

And I really don't have any problems focusing when I actually focus but when I am shooting in very fast situations I usually always hyperfocus.
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And then there's those useful DoF scales that really work. I use them all the time. No auto focus in the world is faster than being pre focused.
This does not sound like a reason to buy a digital Leica specifically - after all, doesn't any mirrorless camera with a vintage SLR (or Leica) lens get exactly this?

Oddly enough, I tend to use zone-focus with a Ricoh GR more than with my M7, partly because it is much faster and more precise to change the zone. I have the Ricoh set to back-button AF with aperture controlled from the front-dial. To change the zone, just point and focus at something at the appropriate distance. The display shows a helpful DOF distance indicator for the current aperture.

I do not have a good answer to the original question. Logically, about the only practical reason would be to get the smallest possible full-frame digital camera with an optical view-finder. But purchase decisions seem seldom logical.
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That was one of many reasons for me. I was agreeing with some of the other reason mentioned and I added that.

Full frame, B&W dedicated, rangefinder was another reason for me buying my MM.
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And? If it works who cares. Thats why those scales are there to use. My auto focus lenses have them but they are not useful.

And I really don't have any problems focusing when I actually focus but when I am shooting in very fast situations I usually always hyperfocus.
I find myself using the focusing scales even for static subjects like landscapes, have the lens (28mm Elmarit) set to F-11 and the zone set for 4ft to Infinity. Then just concentrate on composition and lighting.
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Because I love outdated technology lol...and after 2 years since I sold my M9, I bought myself an M8.2 which will be arriving at my doorstep tomorrow. For that I think i'm crazy...
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I remembered seeing Leica advertisements back in the mid to late 1970s and early 1980s and handling one at a camera store. I could only (barely) afford a cheap SLR at the time (Minolta SRT200, great camera), but I always wanted a Leica.

When I got back into photography about five-years-ago, I didn't even think about Leica until I saw a woman shooting with an M8 and started talking to her. I did a little research and bought an M6. I liked the handling and the rangefinder, but didn't want to use film for my primary, so I traded the M6 toward an M Monochrom and haven't looked back.

I still used a DSLR, but the more I travelled with it, the less I liked carrying it. I bought an X Vario to replace my Df and bag full of primes, then added an X (type 113) for even lighter carry (the two X cameras are my non-photography travel kit), and finally yesterday ordered a brand-new M-E so that I can have color on serious photography trips.

Using the M Monochrom also got me to want to play with film again. I wish I'd kept that M6, but I ended buying that M5 I remembered from those 1970s advertisements and couldn't be happier.

For lenses on an SLR I tended to want to carry everything, which not only weighed me down, but overwhelmed with choices. With the M (digital or film) its usually just one lens, either 35mm (35mm f/2.5 Summarit M) or 50mm (50mm f/2 SUmmicron M or one of my vintage Zeiss Sonnars). Once in a while I'll mount one lens and put the other in a pocket, but usually just one.
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For the life of me I can't remember why I bought a digital Leica. Must have had a good reason at the time.

Nonetheless I do enjoy using it.

EDIT - Ackk!!

Now I own two!
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Because I love outdated technology lol...and after 2 years since I sold my M9, I bought myself an M8.2 which will be arriving at my doorstep tomorrow. For that I think i'm crazy...
No your not, I just got a M8 and love that little camera. It just has the important things you need to take
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I have an M6 and prefer to shoot B&W with film. I enjoy B&W developing, in particular experimenting with things like stand developing and pushing Tri-X to get a particular look.

I got a digital Leica (M8) as I do not derive any pleasure from C41/E6 developing and both the film and chemicals have gotten very expensive. I only develop C41/E6 if I have no digital option - my XPan or my 4x5. Even on those I prefer to work with B&W.

My M8 produces images roughly on par megapixel-wise with scanned 35mm film and I can manipulate the image to look like any film I desire. It's entirely subjective but I prefer colour from a sensor over film. It does all that plus it does it at no extra cost (aside from camera purchase) and no hassle of developing and scanning. I can also retrospectively chose the look and benefit from easy editing of DNG files.


In short...

IMO, a digital Leica is better and more economical shooting in colour and saves me a lot of time I would otherwise spend developing and scanning.
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Old 06-17-2015   #94
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Agree with RichardPhoto. Shooting digital M is time saving. After the arrival of my daughter, I no longer have time to develop and scan my films. I'd also like to record her memories in color. When my time frees up one day, I may come back to shoot b&w on film purely for personal reason, but for now I'm not willing to sacrifice time (develop and scan) and money (hundreds of photos each month) on film.
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Uncle!

From 2006-2011 I was Leica all in, 4 film bodies, and an M8 then M9. Then between 2011 and a couple months ago, all I was rocking was a single M3/50.

Well I find my self bulking back up again, got another M6, a 35 and 28 and I am pretty sure in another month or so I will have an M240. For two weeks I'm going to really give it a full test though, rented the 240, 35 FLE and the comically expensive 50/2 Apo.....going to see how that lens stacks up against my amazing 50 Planar.

I did give the 240 a nice three hour spin at Look3 last weekend and while I did not love everything about it, too thick, wonky ISO adjustment, the files took on that signature Leica look right out of the gate and were very, very pliable. I'll likely only use it for certain paid work much prefering to shoot and print film so it ought to last me awhile.

While their repair convenience in terms of loaners and turn around time could be better, I have to say...every exchange I have ever had with them on the phone, via email or in person has been very pleasant and down to earth, being very much absent of any "Prada" like overtones of exclusivity.


So it just seems like the right time to jump back onboard full swing...
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Uncle!

From 2006-2011 I was Leica all in, 4 film bodies, and an M8 then M9. Then between 2011 and a couple months ago, all I was rocking was a single M3/50.

Well I find my self bulking back up again, got another M6, a 35 and 28 and I am pretty sure in another month or so I will have an M240. For two weeks I'm going to really give it a full test though, rented the 240, 35 FLE and the comically expensive 50/2 Apo.....going to see how that lens stacks up against my amazing 50 Planar.

I did give the 240 a nice three hour spin at Look3 last weekend and while I did not love everything about it, too thick, wonky ISO adjustment, the files took on that signature Leica look right out of the gate and were very, very pliable. I'll likely only use it for certain paid work much prefering to shoot and print film so it ought to last me awhile.

While their repair convenience in terms of loaners and turn around time could be better, I have to say...every exchange I have ever had with them on the phone, via email or in person has been very pleasant and down to earth, being very much absent of any "Prada" like overtones of exclusivity.


So it just seems like the right time to jump back onboard full swing...

What are you planning on picking up?

My experience has been similar. I just got my 35 Lux back ahead of schedule. They were always nice on the phone and very responsive in emails.
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What are you planning on picking up?

My experience has been similar. I just got my 35 Lux back ahead of schedule. They were always nice on the phone and very responsive in emails.
I currently own and I am happy with:

M6TTL with several customizations. M3, 28 Elmarit Asph, 35mm 1.4 Asph non FLE and a 50 2.0 Planar.

I have rented to check against current gear:

M240, 35mm 1.4 FLE, 50mm 2.0 Apo Summicron.

I love everything about my current 35mm 1.4 asph, the size, the rendering, the sharpness and the focus action. I also think the 50 Planar is one of the all time top 5 best lenses for Leica M mount for the buck, closely nipping at the heels of the latest version non Apo Summicron.

I rented the 50 Apo to use with both the 240 on a 10 day shoot and to do a project on Kodak Technical Pan film where it should be truly spectacular.

But at this point, I would say adding a good used M240 is nearly a sure bet, the 35 FLE is a good possibility and only if it just totally blows my mind, the 50 APO down the road.
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The M6 is a great camera. Sounds like a great line up.

I'm planning on not replacing my Canon stuff well over 100K on each so I am thinking the next year or so if I can swing it. Should get a buck or two for my Canon 200 2L..

So I am seriously thinking a 75 or 90 and a 21 and maybe a used ME or M9 or maybe even a Q for backup? Thinking out loud.
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Back in the mid 1980's I bought my first M4p and stopped using my Nikon F3's for most everything in favor of my Leica. Fast forward 20 or so years and Nikon's DSLRs were great but too big for street shooting and mirrorless cameras still suffered from slow AF and fussy controls. Things have improved with newer mirrorless, but I still prefer my Leica M8 and M9 for their direct handling and operation.
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It started with Winogrand and Friedlander- Leicas were what they used and I wanted to shoot like them. I spent $500 for a beat up M2 with a 35mm Summaron attached to it, in 1979 or '80. I upgraded to a new M4-p when I sold an article I wrote on the photographer Muybridge. Got an M6 when they put a meter in the camera and noticed my exposures got better. Bought an M7 when they added aperture priority. Picked up an M8 when they installed a sensor. Sold it after a year or so and only shot the M7 along with a Canon 5D. Decided I'd finally go for the M9 early this year, loved it, then thought why not get an M240? Glad I made that choice because it's opened up new avenues in my shooting. I've shot with other cameras and like what they can do, but I always come back to the Leica, and I guess I figure I need the latest, greatest, most capable one.
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I was very much against anything digital in photography, but then I gave up, and I got a used M8.
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When Leica created the Monochrom it seemed that Leica had me in mind. I was a B&W only shooter so buying a digital with a color sensor was not in the picture for me. Leica in a way kinda made me a dream camera that did not offer features I did not need. The only improvements I would want is a bigger buffer and the bigger screen of the M-240. If Leica makes a MM-240 I will surely buy one, and I will also keep my MM. I don not want video capabilities.

I also bought the Monochrom to become more Leica-centric and concentrated on getting more ASPH glass. Also I bought more film M-bodies that could share the glass.

Before I was a B&W film only die-hard, but a Leica body with a monochrome sensor took away my last compelling reason to avoid digital. It been almost two years and I can say that my Monochrom has made me into a better photographer. Likely the best money I ever spent.

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I'm personally torn.

I migrated to digital this year after years of large and medium format film usage.

I picked up an MP 240 (I get a HEALTHY BH student discount as I am an MFA Photo student) and I'm still within my 30 day return period at BH.

I have existing Leica lenses:

35mm Cron ASPH
90 Elmarit e46

Saving / Selling extra stuff to buy a 50 Lux.

My personal dilemma, the SL. The price difference is marginal, actually a bit more than the 240 since my discount was greater on that copy.

I've found myself just having a lower than expected focus hit rate, which is expected given how new it is to me. I've used RF's before but in larger cameras, ala Mamiya 7 etc.

I want to take advantage of the M glass and its characteristics, period. I tried the cron on an A7RII, woof... what a DOG.

SL with EVF for focusing on complicated scenes / the dark... vs the purity of optical RF set up.
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Both can be done, Daniel.
I just finalized my camera choices for an upcoming trip, and I packed into the same small camera bag my M9 with 35mm Summilux, plus a Hasselblad SWC. There is no need to give one up for the other.
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I'm not going to buy one of these cameras but if I had to decide I would really be interested in evaluating the SL with M lenses (lenses I have) ...a little bit more expensive, slightly larger body, not RF of course but a more flexible tool ...just my idea...
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I bought a digital M just to verify that I prefer film Hahaha
No, in reality, I love my M8/.2s. I'm not sure I would be happier with any other digital M though.
May I ask why you feel like that?

I didn't used to "get" the idea of a digital M. I liked using film M's however and ended up getting an M8. I figured I have 14 days to return if it wasn't for me and I was getting an itch to try one for a few month. I did/do however really enjoy using it, more so than my Fuji X, and it's made me crave going for an M9 for FF.
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I went with a digital M because the Sony's buttons and menu interface were getting on my nerves more often than not. I prefer the simplicity of a clean shooting experience without obsessively magnifying the EVF to check for focus using peaking. There is simply no other full-frame option on the market that handles the way the Leica does :-\
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My photographic journey really began years ago, with small sensor Canon cameras, and moved into a combination of film compacts and DSLR's. During this period, I often shot with a Zeiss Ikon ZM and a Canon compact in lieu of a large and heavy DSLR, so I wanted a way to shoot full frame digital without a DSLR's weight and bulk.

The M9 had recently been announced, and the timing was right. The money was available for me to use on cameras and I loved shooting with the Zeiss Ikon, so the M9 seemed like the right move to make.

Now that I think about it, had I entered the camera market at a different time, I may have gone with one of the Sony A7 variants and bypassed digital rangefinders altogether. This may have been an alternative course because since buying the M9, I've gone on to buy a number of micro four thirds cameras, and often shoot with them instead of the M9. If I didn't buy the M9 and its many lenses, I may very well have gone to the Sony side instead.

But I'm glad I didn't, because the M9 and subsequent M7 have given me thousands of cherished images and deeply thrilling joy.
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Sony A7 crappy with all my nice wides.
Now that guy gets right to the point,

Of course, about 6 months later I sent the A7 to Kolari for a thin filter mod, and since it has seen plenty of use as a second body to M9, and with lenses longer than 135. It shoots M wides 90% as well as M9.

The A7x is more fragile and more tedious to use than Mx, however my next camera, when I get my $ straight, will be A7r2 Kolari. I'll keep M9.

Why? I'm using the r2 sensor in a loaner RX1r2, and it's astounding. 80mb uncompressed RAWs which can be hammered in LR with little new noise, better at ISO 6400 than M9 at 800, 42mp which allows very large prints and great crop flexibility (i shoot wildlife also), and the techart pro will autofoucs M glass very well. AF and the silent shutter on the r2 will allow more flexibility at events.

In daylight the camera "with me" will still be the M9.


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I'm excited to see the M10, and frankly, M10/A7r2.mod would be even better
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My son bought a used M8 before the 9 was out . You can not let your kids get better toy than you have.

I bought the last of the M9P`s . Good Camera.

Not unhappy with M8.
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I had my M for nearly a year before I started using it. I don't know why. Maybe it was because I wasn't keen on digital. I used it in anger for the first time on a recent trip to Nepal following a trip where a lab made a mess of developing my Portra. Presently, I can't see myself using my film Ms on future trips. This M-P 240 is the only digital camera I've enjoyed using. I feel like I've taken back control. A pro photographer I was trekking with couldn't stop asking to see my LCD screen - he was so impressed by the imaging of my 50mm Summicron, particularly on portraits. He felt his Canon whatever with his pro zooms was harsh in comparison.
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I bought an used M8.2 (at a very convenient price) for two reasons: to quickly test the behavior of my M and S lenses at different apertures and distances, and to take souvenir family/party color photographs.

Later, I discovered it performs very well with the Visoflex II (and 65mm Elmar lens plus short bellows) to do macro shots of my watch collection.
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I wonder if the introduction of the M10 will cause a radical change in how people view buying a Leica or not.
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Raid yes, I'm one not 100% convinced of the previous model and for that price I need to be convinced it works for me. After I played with the M10 in Wetzlar I changed my mind.
Still some doubts about the after sales service but the camera is so similar in use to my M7 and doesn't need long scanning sessions that I think yes, it can be my camera!
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Just because it is Leica. Here is nothing else like Leica. Film and digital. Nobody else makes camera as nice as Leica makes them. In 2016 I received money as the gift for buying camera. I have money enough for high end DSLR or nice Fuji with load of lens, but I went and purchased new M-E. In 2017 after realizing what M-E is so precious I jumped on M8 as well. Because it became affordable.

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