Just bought a M9M in 2019
Old 03-13-2019   #1
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Just bought a M9M in 2019

Maybe I am bonkers to buy one in 2019.
Hopefully I am wrong.

Always wanted one.

Bought a recently replaced sensor with 2600 shutter actuations.

Excited!
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Old 03-13-2019   #2
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this one specifically: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273754666221
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Still a great camera, warts and all.

I love mine.

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Congratulations on getting a Leica M9M. You will have fun with it, I hope.
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thanks!

I almost only shoot HP5 in my M6 or M3 so I thought might as well take a punt on this.
If I don't enjoy the whole 'digital' thing I will move back to film.
Not that I'd completely stop shooting film; the Mamiya 7 almost always has Delta/Portra 400 in it
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Congratulations. It's really fun shooting B&W digitally. And the M9M renders beautifully.

Have fun with it.

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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.
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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.
F,

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.

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I sold mine about 2 months ago, it was a great camera considering how little I paid for it (even after getting the sensor replaced) . I'm still kind of shocked at how much these camera's can go for.

The reason I ended up selling was to get a Leica M246. I'm happy with my purchase in both cases.
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Maybe I am bonkers to buy one in 2019.
Hopefully I am wrong.

Always wanted one.

Bought a recently replaced sensor with 2600 shutter actuations.

Excited!

Well, if you’re bonkers, so am I. I bought my second MM in late October 2018, brand new with new sensor. (It is my second MM, the first which was “consumed” by the Leica sensor replacement delays.)

The MM is a great camera—with, IMHO, the best sensor ever. The only prior camera that I’ve felt as closely bonded to was likely the M6 (which, similarly, I have had twice over the years).

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I've wanted to get an original Monochrom for ages, but budget hasn't permitted. M0 black and white images are fantastic, so I can only imagine how good the Monochrom would be.
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I was tempted recently to trade up to a used M10 and got a very fair appraisal for my MM. As nice as it would be again to use my Leica glass in color, I decided not to part with the MM. It really has a special look, while not always apparent, it's there often enough.

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I still miss my M9P.
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Congratulations. Good decision. Mine is a gem. Although I have an only two years older M9-P, the M9M is smoother and quieter in the shutter, coming close to my M2 for sheer sweetness of balance and touch. The images continue to amaze me.
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Congratulations. Good decision. Mine is a gem. Although I have an only two years older M9-P, the M9M is smoother and quieter in the shutter, coming close to my M2 for sheer sweetness of balance and touch. The images continue to amaze me.
i don't understand, the shutter mechanism different from M9-P , smoother than M9-P ?
i thought they are the same mechanism except the sensor ????
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I was tempted recently to trade up to a used M10 and got a very fair appraisal for my MM. As nice as it would be again to use my Leica glass in color, I decided not to part with the MM. It really has a special look, while not always apparent, it's there often enough.

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what's the rational to sell M10 for MM ?? really ??
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If its battery going to be still available in three years, it is in my wish list three years from now. By this time my DR paper will be gone and after it here is no way I could afford film and darkroom paper, but used Monochrome MKI
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what's the rational to sell M10 for MM ?? really ??
think you got that backwards
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I have had mine since 2012 and I still love it. When I am shooting B&W I grab it instead of the M 10.
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I have had mine since 2012 and I still love it. When I am shooting B&W I grab it instead of the M 10.
Like Allen above, I bought my MM in 2012.

Mine got used heavily. The covering was worn smooth in places from gripping the camera. The edges display a silvering where I polished through the black anodize.

After the sensor replacement it came with a new covering that I have to wear smooth again.

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Hey Cal,

Mine is getting a bit salty to. Lots silver coming through but like you they replaced the covering when they replaced the sensor.

I think when I retire, if ever, ha ha I will probably sell my M 10s and M 262 and pick up an M 10M but that is a while down the road. I will probably still keep the MM and original M-E.
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Hey Cal,

Mine is getting a bit salty to. Lots silver coming through but like you they replaced the covering when they replaced the sensor.

I think when I retire, if ever, ha ha I will probably sell my M 10s and M 262 and pick up an M 10M but that is a while down the road. I will still keep the MM and original M-E.
Allen,

I'm holding out and hoping that Leica builds a SL2M. I own the APO 35 Cron. Who else makes APO wides?

I know not an M, big, heavy...

The basic and most primitive digital camera I will keep. I love the CCD sensor. This is the digital camera that most resembles a basic film camera.

I'm still in love...

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Hope you'll like it.....I used mine for about 1,5 years then sold it, liked the pictures etc, but less the thick body compared to the M2 and M6 I had at the time....long gone now since I'm almost only shooting medium and large format.

<edit - did read at first its a monochrome - anyhow my experience is about the dimensions of the body >

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Allen,

I'm holding out and hoping that Leica builds a SL2M. I own the APO 35 Cron. Who else makes APO wides?

I know not an M, big, heavy...

The basic and most primitive digital camera I will keep. I love the CCD sensor. This is the digital camera that most resembles a basic film camera.

I'm still in love...

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I was a bit surprised they didn't create a monochrome variant of the original SL, given the extraordinary resolution of the latest L lenses. Perfect foil for the glass.
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I was a bit surprised they didn't create a monochrome variant of the original SL, given the extraordinary resolution of the latest L lenses. Perfect foil for the glass.
James,

The APO glass is crazy-good. Now with IBIS and 47 MP in a SL2 a Monochrom version makes so much sense. To me the above really exploit everything as a package. Brutal I say.

I figure 47 MP, IBIS, and APO would kill without a Bayer Filter Array.

I'm just waiting...

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Allen,

I'm holding out and hoping that Leica builds a SL2M. I own the APO 35 Cron. Who else makes APO wides?

I know not an M, big, heavy...

The basic and most primitive digital camera I will keep. I love the CCD sensor. This is the digital camera that most resembles a basic film camera.

I'm still in love...

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Cal the beatiful thing about the M 10 is it very basic. Now if the make an MD M10M an M 10M without a LCD screen I will have to find a way to get one sooner than I want to. But the M 10 is slimmer, with the ISO dial on the top of the camera, better high ISO performance, queiter and a lot more responsive than the original MM and pretty much as basic as the origianl MM. So the M 10M is something I will look hard at and if it is screenless that will be a real temptation to do sooner than later.
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Cal the beatiful thing about the M 10 is it very basic. Now if the make an MD M10M an M 10M without a LCD screen I will have to find a way to get one sooner than I want to. But the M 10 is slimmer, with the ISO dial on the top of the camera, better high ISO performance, queiter and a lot more responsive than the original MM and pretty much as basic as the origianl MM. So the M 10M is something I will look hard at and if it is screenless that will be a real temptation to do sooner than later.
Honestly, the silence of the shutter becomes less an issue here than the dynamic range and rendition of mid-tones. The true resolving power of the MM1 sensor is something closer to 30MP and it does nicely. I'd sooner have a camera that gives clean ISO 25,000 files than 41MP.
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i don't understand, the shutter mechanism different from M9-P , smoother than M9-P ?
i thought they are the same mechanism except the sensor ????
My Monochrom might have been assembled more carefully. I think they make incremental improvements over a long production run. Its the same with cars.
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Honestly, the silence of the shutter becomes less an issue here than the dynamic range and rendition of mid-tones. The true resolving power of the MM1 sensor is something closer to 30MP and it does nicely. I'd sooner have a camera that gives clean ISO 25,000 files than 41MP.
James,

Well the MM is definitely not the best for High ISO. LOL.

Pretty much I rarely used 1600, and only if I had to. Of course the reason is noise. This is particularly bad if you want to print big which is what I do.

Kinda funny how it annoys people. LOL.

I'm an old film guy. I'm alright at 400-800 ISO. But you are right clean files is everything.

No doubt the M10 makes wonderful files mucho clean.

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Honestly, the silence of the shutter becomes less an issue here than the dynamic range and rendition of mid-tones. The true resolving power of the MM1 sensor is something closer to 30MP and it does nicely. I'd sooner have a camera that gives clean ISO 25,000 files than 41MP.
James for me the MPs of the origianl MM is plenty but if I could have an MM the size of the M 10 and the way the M 10s handles and the queiter shutter would be a big plus for me. And as you mentioned higher ISO which I'm sure will be better with the M 10M. That is a real big deal for me to.
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