The Leica M - official thread

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Re: The Leica M - official thread

Postby oldCarlos » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:21 pm

Seems a bit naughty that.
Increasing/decreasing prices due to demand is fair enough, but on pre-orders at a given price (presuming deposits were paid & accepted) isn't really fair imo. Not god PR either, but I guess Leica won't be too bothered about that.
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Re: The Leica M - official thread

Postby Leo » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:24 pm

I finally have time to post here at the CL community...

Here is my first blog post about my first month with my Leica M.

Will post more about my first 6 months.

1) Olympus OM1 [Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8]
2) Pentax MZ-60 [Sigma 28-90 & 100-300]
3) Canon 7D [EF-S 15-85 & 70-200mm f/4 IS & 50mm f1.4]
4) Leica M [50mm Summicron Pre-aspherical - Silver]
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Re: The Leica M - official thread

Postby warth man » Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:57 pm

Sounds and looks good Leo. I hope you continue to enjoy your M and I look forward to the next offering.
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Re: The Leica M - official thread

Postby dubaiphil » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:30 pm

Well I've just had a fun test drive with the M240. Originally I was given the option of a 50mm Summarit or 35mm Summicron on the trial, but managed to get my hands on the 35mm Summilux instead :D

Big :D

Tonight I'm going to be doing some Raw processing in Capture One Pro and assessing vs. my D700 and 2/35 Distagon

Now if only they could come up with an updated MM with the larger screen....

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Re: The Leica M - official thread

Postby RexGig » Sat May 25, 2019 2:19 pm

After several years of watching the Leica Type 240 evolve into the 246 and 262, and then the M10 being introduced in early 2017, I finally bought a new M10, in April 2018. I then added a Monochrom Type 246 in late 2018. In hindsight, I wish I had bought a nice new Monochrom 246, sooner. One of the reasons I had waited until I could get an M10, was its high-ISO performance. Well, a little-known secret is that the Monochrom 246 does quite well in low light, at high ISO, being at least as good as the M10, if not a bit better, in realistic conditions.

I do not think I could pick a favorite, between the M10 and the Monochrom 246. Each does different things well. Some ultra-wide-angle lenses produce color shifts when shooting color images, so my Zeiss 21mm f/4.5 Biogon C, a truly wonderful lens, is only used on my Monochrom.

I still have my Canon and Nikon gear. Adding Leica was a post-retirement, mid-life crisis sort of thing. I wanted to shoot more artistic images, so it seemed logical to use a camera and lens that I view as, themselves, works of art. As was the case when I added Nikon as my second system, it was the lenses that drove my desire to add Leica. A significant difference is that I could use many Nikkors on Canon DSLRs, with a Novoflex EOS/NIK adapter, whereas I had to add a camera body to be able to use a Summilux-M 50mm ASPH, my favorite Leica M lens.
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