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7.8 out of 10

Leica M-E

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Overall 10

Liking Leica a Lot

GM, B&H Photo
7 May 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Great Resolution, Small / Compact
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Overall 10

Terrific performance

Bert, B&H Photo
13 April 2014
  • 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
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Overall 6

Rendered Obsolete

muddy, Amazon
21 December 2013
  • Summary: It's a great camera for those who enjoy a very simplistic, manually oriented rangefinder shooting technique. The menus are simple and straight-forward. Adjust exposure is intuitive. Focusing inside the small rangefinder box takes practice to get right, but there is something to be said for how Leica rangefinders require you to really work the scene. You can't just be an observer like you can with a DSLR. Shooting and move on won't be sufficient.
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Overall 10

Stunning camera puts fun back in photography

DavidK, Amazon
24 February 2013
  • 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. Then I happened on a review for the Leica M-E, $1500 less and all the good stuff of the M9. Amazon had one in stock and I have been using it for just over a week.
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Overall 10

The updated or "new" M9

pixelgnome "sal", Amazon
16 January 2013
  • 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. You can also shoot JPG only or a combo of JPG + DNG, very handy if you want to shoot black and white in JPG but have a DNG color back up. Only thing is you must have a backup storage solution.
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Overall 10

This is a new photographic experience,

Rico Johnston, Amazon
4 January 2013
  • 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. It is liberating not to worry about what lens to use. I hope to get another lens, a 90mm f/2 Summicron, but at $3995 it will be a while (if I can find one). 3.
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Overall 10

Great Camera

Camrun501, Amazon
28 December 2012
  • Summary: So I've shot Nikon at work for 15 years, and I recently bought a Canon 5D mark II for video, but I LOVE my Leica M-E. It's compact but the images have a film quality that I really enjoy. Not only do the images stack up to the Canon and Nikon the rangefinder is really enjoyable to shoot.
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Overall 10

Absolute Bargain, terrific camera!

Rich in San Francisco, B&H Photo
27 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Every single element of picture quality in the M9/P cameras, for MUCH less money. Plus, the removal of the low-pass filter (which adds $ to the cost of a Nikon 800) actually enhances detail and renders a more natural image. Lack of a "Bright Line Preview Selector" doesn't affect any of the qualities of the M9/p or M-E images. The three lenses I bought with this body determine the appropriate bright lines in the Finder anyhow.
  • Pros: Easy to use, Familiar M Feel, Spectacular Image Quality
  • Cons: Still expensive
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Overall 10

Superb quality!

James Maier "carbon111", Amazon
23 October 2012
  • Summary: First things first: The Leica M-E is the current revision of the venerable M9 - other than the absence of a USB port and frame preview lever, it's *physically* identical to the M9. The rangefinder paradigm is admittedly not for everybody but if you ever fell in love with shooting 35mm film on a Contax or a Zeiss Ikon, the M-E might be just the perfect digital camera for you! The body is solid and the build quality is unequaled.
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Overall 8

User Review

Олег, Nadavi
25 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Брал на замену мыльнице, которую угробил недавно. Эта хотя и дороже (та стоила гривен 600), но мне кажется, что ораздо лучше брать такую, чем потом идти покупать новую. И бренд уважаемый, и снимает неплохо.
  • Pros: 18 мегапикселей отрабатывает по полной,
  • Cons: Не захотели менять по гарантии сказали не гарантийный случай, если об асфальт. Приходится так и пользовать её с трещиной, но это не важно, так как камера - супер!
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