Excerpt: This is my first digital M, and I absolutely love it. It gives a whole new yet familiar experience from the film M.Since it is same as the M9 inside, I dont want to waste your time talk much about that.The grey looks better in real life than on photo.
Excerpt: Focusing was the first thing to get used to. The manual settings were next. But, having all that control is awesome. I know a rangefinder can't do all the things that a DSLR can but it is Leica and not much can be compared to an M -- even in its abbreviated form.
Excerpt: Long time serious amateur photographer who's migrating from DSLR photography to a lighter, more compact format suited for unobtrusive street photography. The Leica M-E produces wonderfully sharp images that accurately reflect what I see.
Pros: Easy to Use, Excellent Color, Great Resolution, Quiet Operation, Simple Controls, Small / Compact, Superior Quality
Excerpt: after releasing New M-E which is almost (M9) just without lever and USB sold my previus camera and got it for my landscape using Carlzeiss 21mm ZM f/2 the camera have an amazing image quality specialiy if u shot in daylight or sunset - sunrise small and light easy to be with u all the day it is...
Summary: I used a Leica M-3 for a day in 1963, and never forgot how it made photography fun. After years of taking photos for newsletters and web pages using film SLRs and point-and-shoot digital cameras, I came across a review of the Leica M9 and loved everything about it except the price.
Excerpt: As someone who takes photos primarily in available light, a rangefinder camera was the end goal when I had my start in photography. Moving from Canon SLRs to a Ricoh GXR w/ A12 mount and now ultimately the M-E I will say the M-E combines the best of both the previous systems.Focusing and shooting...
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution
Excerpt: so this is basically an m9 without a couple useless features. the color is great, muted, and subtle. the size is great. image quality is superb and isn't even that bad at 1600 iso...although 800 and below is where I try to use it most...with 160 pretty amazing.
Summary: The price point, lack of the frameline lever and usb port, and paint color, are the main differences I see in what essentially is an M9. I use two 6-bit lenses with it: 28mm Elmarit ASPH, and a 50mm Summicron. Image quality is superb, especially when shooting in DNG.
Summary: 1. It goes with me everywhere. It is small and solid and a joy to shoot with. It gets taken where I would not take my D4. 2. It is a new experience because it is a rangefinder camera and I focus it manually. I have one lens, a 35mm f/2 Summicron, so that is what I shoot with.