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Leica-m.34211355
9.4 out of 10

Leica M

Great Deal: $6,950.00

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Overall 10
10

Love It

Jim, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Perfect for travel, although it is heavier and thicker than the M9. The image quality is extremely high, even at the higher ISO's. The noise is acceptable at 3200 which is great when shooting after dark on the street. I am very pleased with the color rendering which is important even though I always shoot RAW. It is slower on start up than the M9 which affects reviewing pictures more than shooting pictures. I have not used the video and probably will not.
  • Pros: Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution
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Overall 10
10

A Long Time Coming

Papastats, B&H Photo
26 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I have saved and waited a long time for this superb camera and it excedes my expectations and probably my ability. Have taken only about a thousand shots, and as I improve I intend to grow with the Camera. It is heavier than my Vario X, but with the M series I can play to my hearts content. Shooting a cron 50 and Sumi 35 and 90. All so far wonderful. For old tired eyes like mine I reccomend an evf.
  • Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD
  • Cons: Limited Zoom
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Overall 10
10

A true landmark in M development

Ben S,, B&H Photo
6 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I've used film-based Leica M cameras for quite some time, and this is my first forray into the digital M. Excluding the M Monochrom for the moment, I am glad I waited for this model, as I feel it represents a big improvement over the earlier versions. Even if you do not use some of the new features, such as the movie mode, or Live View on the rear monitor, the other improvements add a great deal of value to this camera.
  • Pros: Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD
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Overall 10
10

Absolutely Amazing

KRP, B&H Photo
29 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I am a professional photographer and have been shooting Canon all my life. This is my first Leica and camera and I love it. I started off shooting film and the Leica M reminds me of the old Canon rangefinder I used many years ago. The simplicity of the camera's controls allows me to concentrate on the creating the photo instead of having to worry about the camera.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camera with still some flaws

Chiradip Mandal, Amazon
20 May 2014
  • Summary: Let me first tell you this is absolutely gorgeous camera with awesome capability of taking stunning pictures. I owned 2 SLRs for last 12 years and found I am carrying my camera (the M) more frequently and more comfortably than ever; that explains a lot. If you have a great camera but if it is difficult to carry around - the whole meaning is gone.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Camera with still some flaws

CiMan, B&H Photo
20 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Let me first tell you this is absolutely gorgeous camera with awesome capability of taking stunning pictures. I owned 2 SLRs for last 12 years and found I am carrying my camera (the M) more frequently and more comfortably than ever; that explains a lot. If you have a great camera but if it is difficult to carry around - the whole meaning is gone.
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Overall 10
10

Bit the Bullet

Doug, B&H Photo
19 May 2014
  • Excerpt: It's a rangefinder so you know what the shortcomings are going in. This is a very nice camera. I have far too many cameras right now and something will have to go, but it won't be this. Fit and finish is amazing, latest firmware so none of the early issues. Paired with a 50 f2 Summicron, and its very nice. Zero issues so far. Color is great, focusing is pretty easy except in low light, but with Live View, no issue really. High ISO performance is great.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
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Overall 10
10

My second M240

Overgaard, B&H Photo
8 May 2014
  • Excerpt: This is my second Leica M240. I got the first one the day it was released and have been writing extensively about it as well as the previous models. This time I wanted a chrome to go with the black one, and BH had it in stock so I could have it the next day by airmail.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
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Overall 8
8.0

Beautiful camera...but overpriced

DanT, B&H Photo
4 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I have a few digital Leicas (M240 and Monochrom) that I shoot with along side an extensive Fuji X system. I will compare these cameras in this review. If your on a budget the Fuji X is another good choice. The Fuji-X's image will rival the Leica M240. But when it comes to the Monochrom, the Fuji -X image is not as sharp. Now, the Monochrom is not worth the premium in price over the Fuji for sharpness. But you can still see a big difference on large prints.
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Overall 10
10

Shooting with a Leica is like a long tender kiss

Suman, Amazon
16 April 2014
  • Summary: You either get a Leica or you get a Leica ... there is just no comparison. Leica's rich photographic history, gorgeous, clean construction, German engineering, compact body, beautifully illuminated Rangefinder patch, no DSLR-like Shutter lag, being able to come close to the subject and being part of the scene, Leica's superior range of beautifully constructed, small yet fast aperture lenses with manual focus; that sweet, discreet, orgasmic shutter sound and the sheer joy...
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