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Leica M9
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Leica M9

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Leica M9

Channel5
4 October 2014
  • Summary: The M9’s 1950s-esque feature set won’t put off the truly serious photographer. Got the cash and the skill? Then this is one of the best cameras you can buy.
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Overall 9
9.0

Leica M9

Imaging Resource
20 February 2012
  • Conclusion: Shooting with the Leica M9-P was a great experience. It was not always easy to get a focused shot, nor to set exposure properly the first time. Modern autofocus and metering technology has spoiled us somewhat.
  • Pros: Gorgeous film-like tonal and color rendering; intangible, almost 3D appearance to its pictures, Excellent image quality at low to moderate ISOs, Real rangefinder design, No-nonsense controls, Solid build, Magnesium body, Viewfinder framing lines change based on lens mounted, Framing lines move di...
  • Cons: Often covered rangefinder window with fingers, Difficult to focus in low light, Frame lines are often difficult to see in low light, High default saturation and contrast, High ISO performance lags more recent sensors; ISO tops out at 2,500 equivalent, Struggles with subtle contrast in reds, even ...
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The Luminous Landscape
27 June 2011
  • Conclusion: With new cameras coming from all three manufacturers in the second half of 2011 it will be worth noting which one becomes the new favourite as a Leica M8 / M9 backup. Regardless of which you choose though, a moderately priced mirrorless camera in combination with a lens adaptor and your Leica M...
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photo.net
2 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Today (September 9, 2009), Leica announced the M9, the first ever full frame digital rangefinder. The M9 is the successor to the M8, (Leica’s first digital rangefinder with a small frame sensor), and features a new 18MP CCD image sensor, specifically designed and developed along with Kodak for the...
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My Leica M9 Daily Diary

Steve Huff Photos
10 November 2009
  • Excerpt: This page was started at my old site and I wanted to continue with it as I had so much fun with it. Still going strong with updates a few times per week! New M9 images, news and updates will be on this page! I have been using a 35 Summarit again and almost forgot how great this little lens is.
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The Digital Journalist
4 November 2009
  • Conclusion: David Lykes Keenan is a fine-art and documentary photographer in Austin, Texas. In 2009, David is a founding board member of the Austin Center for Photography (http://www.visitacp.org/), which he proudly claims will one day be known as the ICP (International Center of Photography) of the Southwest.
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Digital Photography Now
3 November 2009
  • Excerpt: Although neither of today's Leica announcements revealing the new full frame M9 rangefinder, and the X1 compact with a large APS-C CMOS sensor, were great secrets - the significance of today's ninth day of the ninth month of the ninth year of this millennium was too good to miss from Leica's point...
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Leica M9 Hands-On Review

photographybay.com
26 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Since the announcement of the Leica M9 , there has been much interest in the powerful but little camera. The main reason for this is the full frame sensor in such a small body. I had the pleasure and opportunity to finally fondle the Leica M9.
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The Luminous Landscape
13 January 2009
  • Conclusion: He writes here about his experience recently switching to rangefinder equipment, specifically, the Leica M9.
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Camera Test: Leica M9

Pop Photo
1 December 2003
  • Excerpt: Leica had a hard time switching to digital. Focus issues delayed the digital back for R-series SLRs, the infrared filter in the M8 rangefinder had to be augmented with special filters for lenses, and Leicaphiles had to wait years for an M-series camera with a sensor as big as a frame of 35mm film.
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