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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Conclusion: Att använda: 5 Hållbarhet: 5
Min allra första Leica-kamera.
Efter några år av sparande och fundering så beslöt jag mig äntligen för att köpa mig en egen digital Leica när de lanserade M-E.
Personligen så föredrar jag M-E över M9 på grund av fyra saker.
1. Den är billigare (ca. 15 000 kr, vilket blev pengar till objektiv).
2. Den saknar (den fullständigt onödiga) USB-porten, vilket jag anser är överflödigt då jag ändå alltid stoppar in SD-kortet rakt in i datorn.
Pros: Billigare än M9, utan att kompromissa bort något viktigt Läcker färg