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Leica-m-e.34210255
7.7 out of 10

Leica M-E

Great Deal: $5,450.00

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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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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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Stunning camera puts fun back in photography

DavidK, Amazon
19 July 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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The updated or "new" M9

pixelgnome "sal", Amazon
19 July 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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This is a new photographic experience,

Rico Johnston, Amazon
19 July 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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Great Camera

Camrun501, Amazon
19 July 2013
  • 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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Superb quality!

Carbon111 "carbon111", Amazon
19 July 2013
  • 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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Amazing !!

Saleh, Adorama
14 June 2013
  • 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 little dificult to use GND lee filters wihtout put after u use it for 1 month u gonna love this camera especially for nature or portrait .
  • Pros: Small / Compact
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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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User Review

Prime, Fotosidan.se
11 December 2012
  • 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. 3.
  • Pros: Billigare än M9, utan att kompromissa bort något viktigt Läcker färg
  • Cons: Inga
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