Originally Posted by froyd
On the one hand, I'm always surprised by how high the M9M prices continue to be, on the other hand, it seems justified: aside from the M10 and the M-D no other Leica camera interests me as much.
At this point I think the MM will more and more become a cult camera.
The M246 is a much more advanced camera, but the M9M will likely be the last CCD camera from Leica for B&W. CMOS sensors have advantages and are less expensive.
For old film guys like me that want a digital camera that is "primitive" and most like a basic film camera the MM is it: no frills and the most basic camera.
The MM has its own unique rendering also due to its CCD sensor. I for one love the mids. The CMOS sensor on my SL has smoother rolloff in the highlights, and enhanced shadow detail, but the mids are kinda scooped.
Also know that the MM can be likely the most demanding camera to shoot because it is the most unforgiving. It made me into a much better photographer because it is most unforgiving.