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Old 10-08-2019   #41
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If you can stretch your budget I would go for the M240 myself. The CMOS sensor gives pretty good dynamic range unlike the CCD sensors of the M8 and M9. I still have an M8 and have considered upgrading to an M240 but not yet pulled the pin as I presently have other priorities. As others have said I also like the thought of being able to use other adapted lenses and focus them using live view. if you can live with the M8/M9 limitations though it is certainly a viable option. As other say from time to time and as you have said the color produced by the CCD sensors in them seems to be very nice. Though I cannot opine whether it is any better than with an M240 as some claim it to be. In general though I find the M240 to be a more well rounded and mature camera technology than the earlier models. But if you budget does not encompass that, then there is your answer.
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Old 10-09-2019   #42
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Thanks for the reply. I'll look into those as well. I don't do video on these cameras, so live view really isn't priority for me.
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Thanks for the reply. I'll look into those as well. I don't do video on these cameras, so live view really isn't priority for me.

I've got to say, as much as I love rangefinder shooting, liveview can be a huge benefit for focusing on rapidly moving subjects.
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Old 10-11-2019   #44
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I've got to say, as much as I love rangefinder shooting, liveview can be a huge benefit for focusing on rapidly moving subjects.
I have liveview on DSLR, useless for any moving objects. Every time I see some dude using lv it looks hilariously slow
Touch screen and lv might be different.

Rangefinder wise it works by using of wide and tabbed lens at smaller apertures. I could catch anything with 35mm at f5.6 by focus tab only; without RF patch.
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+1. I don't see how LV can possibly be better than the camera's finder for moving subjects.
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If my M9 died for some reason, I don’t think that I would get another M9. Life is short, and I would most likely get a modern digital Leica camera instead. Would I sell my M9 and it works fine? I doubt it.

Good luck with your next camera buy.
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