I've had the camera for 6 days now, and I love the black and white images that I am getting out of this camera. It blows away the R-D1 and my Canon setup. I love that it is full frame, love the image quality, and overall its form factor and simplicity. I give the nod to the R-D1's analog dial for ISO & setting display, but am satisfied with the simple menus. Clearly someone in Solms realized that less is more and avoided "death by submenu".
For me, the benefit of the M9 is the versatility. It is always with me, I can take the landscape shots when they present themselves. At the same time, I can hook up a cybersync and use it to remotely trigger my strobes.
Here are some shots I grabbed when I took a quick detour during my evening commute. The camera is always with me these days. All were taken with a 50mm ASPH Summilux.
For kicks I setup a beauty dish and triggered it via a Cybersync to take a few snapshots of my youngest son. The resolution and detail captured are amazing.
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