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Leica-m.34211355
9.1 out of 10

Leica M

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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
2 October 2014
  • Conclusion: Perhaps a new group of users might be those who have been considering the premium CSC models on the market – such as the Sony A7, Fuji X-Pro1, Olympus OM-D and Panasonic GX-7. While a giant step away in pricing, the M 240 provides the same benefits as these small cameras, but with an established lens range and a full frame sensor.
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Expert Review

reviewed
25 March 2014
  • Summary: A Leica M with live view and video? Besser spät als nie.
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LEICA M typ 240 Review

Ken Rockwell
12 March 2014
  • Summary: Für the LEICA owner (someone who already owns and shoots several bodies and many existing lenses), owning the M typ 240 is obvious. It's faster and quieter than the M9, and its direct from-camera images are superior, and its electronic finder allows us for the first time to shoot everything from macro to ultrawide while seeing through the lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Leica APO-Telyt-M 135mm f/3.4

PC Magazine
4 October 2013
  • Conclusion: The APO-Telyt-M 135mm f/3.4 is the longest lens available for the Leica M system. It can be tricky to focus, but Live View makes it easier to use.
  • Pros: Compact. Very sharp. Apochromatic design. Longest focal length available for M system.
  • Cons: Expensive. Manual focus only. Limited close focus distance. Small frame lines with digital M cameras.
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Overall 9
9.0

Leica M (Typ 240)

PC Magazine
5 December 2012
  • Conclusion: The Leica M (Typ 240) is the camera that many a rangefinder photographer has been waiting for. It fixes many of the issues of previous models, but it doesn't come cheap.
  • Pros: Big, bright optical viewfinder. Large, high-contrast rangefinder focusing patch. Full-frame CMOS image sensor. Compact for a full-frame camera. Live view with focus peaking. Detailed images at every ISO. Impressive build quality. Sharp rear LCD. Resistant to dusts and splashes. Optional EVF available. Near universal lens support via adapters. GPS add-on grip available. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is included.
  • Cons: Very expensive. A little slow to start up. Manual focus only. 1080p video could be better. Odd auto ISO exposure issue.
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Leica unleashes M Monochrom for B&W photography and X2, the compact with a DSLR-quality sensor

Gadgetmania
13 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The 16MP Leica X2 features an APS-C format CMOS image sensor similar to professional cameras. The high-end sensor works hand-in-hand with the Leica Elmarit lens (24mm f/2.8 ASPH) in producing images with great quality. X2 features an enhanced autofocus system so it can adapt to different situations. Settings are fully customizable and allows manual and automatic control of functions. Maximum ISO range is 12500.
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LEICA 50mm f/2 SUMMICRON-M (1979-today)

Ken Rockwell
31 January 2012
  • Summary: 2.) The pull-out hood of this lens is awful compared to the clip-on A42 hoods of earlier 50mm lenses. This pull-out hood slides back-in on its own, and blocks the finder more than hoods like the 12 585 . The good news for all of us is that Leica has been cranking out this design since 1979, so if you'd rather not buy new, you can get exactly the same lens used for half the price, especially if you know how to win at eBay .
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LEICA MACRO-ELMAR-M 90mm f/4 (2003- )

Ken Rockwell
31 January 2012
  • Summary: For the LEICA man , this is LEICA's very best lens for travel and light weight, which is the whole point of the LEICA. This is also LEICA's newest real 90mm lens. (The newer SUMMARIT-M is a bargain lens with excellent optics, but sub-LEICA-standard mechanics.
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LEICA SUMMICRON-M 90mm f/2 (1980-1998)

Ken Rockwell
31 January 2012
  • Summary: The LEICAMAN knows only the best. This LEICA SUMMICRON-M was the best until it was surpassed by today's LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 90mm f/2 ASPH in 1998. Thus the APO ASPH receives the distinction of the company of the LEICAMAN today, not this Canadian classic.
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Leica M Typ 240 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: In updating the Leica M9 with more current features, one can't help get the feeling that Leica has slightly missed the point with the M Typ 240. Yes, the additions of live view, an EVF and full HD video are welcome (especially for Leica R-mount owners), but these features have handling snags that smack of a product that hasn't been thought through properly, and this impacts upon the M's performance as a rangefinder camera.
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