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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!

View Poll Results: Would you buy a B&W only M9 ?
Yes, absolutely. 70 14.23%
Yes, but only if it performs like B&W film. 59 11.99%
Yes, but only if it costs 15-20% less than the standard M9. 60 12.20%
No. 303 61.59%
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Old 07-19-2013   #201
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A camera that has an imaging system that is, well, ephemeral, for way too much money? I'd rather put my money in Tucker Torpedo automobile stock.
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Old 08-08-2013   #202
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I voted "no."

The M9 is nearly $7000 USD; the M Monochrom is nearly $8000 USD. Given those two facts, the proposed camera that is the subject of this poll would probably be priced at $9000 USD or higher.

I will stick with my film M cameras, thanks.
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Old 08-12-2013   #203
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I voted "no."

The M9 is nearly $7000 USD; the M Monochrom is nearly $8000 USD. Given those two facts, the proposed camera that is the subject of this poll would probably be priced at $9000 USD or higher.

I will stick with my film M cameras, thanks.
This poll was started way before anybody had any idea that the Mono would ever be on offer (probably even earlier than the decision in Solms to sell the Mono was signed).

The Mono is pretty much the camera asked for in this poll (despite it is not a 16bit camera), but honestly I don't see a large enough benefit, visible between the Mono files and real 16bit files for comparisons sake.

The Mono is THAT good. It's the ultimate digital for RF shooters, who are committed to B/W and a digital workflow.
The price point of this camera body is secondary.
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Old 08-19-2013   #204
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No. Digital Leica is to expensive for me. There are to many better cameras that cost a fraction of the price.
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Old 08-19-2013   #205
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This poll was started way before anybody had any idea that the Mono would ever be on offer (probably even earlier than the decision in Solms to sell the Mono was signed).

The Mono is pretty much the camera asked for in this poll (despite it is not a 16bit camera), but honestly I don't see a large enough benefit, visible between the Mono files and real 16bit files for comparisons sake.

The Mono is THAT good. It's the ultimate digital for RF shooters, who are committed to B/W and a digital workflow.
The price point of this camera body is secondary.
Absolutely agree. Top of the lines Canons and Nikons are at a very similar point and many don't feel those cameras are to much. I remember the days when Leica M were over twice as much as the top of the line Canons (F-1s) and Nikons (Fs).

I absolutely think it was a great buy for me, the way I am seeing and my current work flow. If I still had a darkroom I might still be shooting film but I don't and fact that the high ISO capabilities makes the MM a very versatile tool for street work made it a no brainer for me and worth ever dime.
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Old 08-29-2013   #206
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Yes

I voted with my wallet, and absolutely LOVE my M Monochrom.
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Old 08-29-2013   #207
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My black M9-P has fewer than 700 shutter actuations, is in mint condition, and the warranty expires 10 Jan. 2015. I am planning putting it into the Classifieds, probably at the end of October. (Other events take precedence.) I'll then replace it with an M-Monochrome.

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