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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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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. But it's a great reminder of how film photography used to be, one you can also simulate by turning off your digital SLR's autofocus system and switching to center-weighted metering.
  • 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 diagonally to compensate for parallax, Big, bright viewfinder, Superb detail and per-pixel sharpness (no AA filter) in RAW files, Good dynamic range in RAW files, Very good auto...
  • Cons: 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 diagonally to compensate for parallax, Big, bright viewfinder, Superb detail and per-pixel sharpness (no AA filter) in RAW files, Good dynamic range in RAW files, Very good auto...
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Expert Review

The Gadget Show
20 November 2014
  • Summary: The basics The Leica M9 is a digital Rangefinder camera with an 18MP full frame sensor, through-the-lens metering and manual focus. It's expensive but it's also one of the most stylish cameras on the market. The good The M9’s image quality is jaw-droppingly impressive – something which’ll come as no surprise to fans of the old film M-series Leicas.
  • Pros: The M9’s image quality is jaw-droppingly impressive – something which’ll come as no surprise to fans of the old film M-series Leicas. The M9’s huge sensor and the superb quality of the Leica lenses mean its images are packed with sharp detail, amazing contrast and noise-free up to around ISO 400. And all in a camera that is far easier to carry – and much more discreet – than a DSLR. If you don’t want to feel conspicuous while you shoot, the M9 is an ideal partner.
  • Cons: The image quality might be to die for, but in comparison to even the most entry-level DSLR, the M9 is incredibly light on features: no autofocus, slow continuous shooting speed, no video, no live view, no through-the-lens viewfinder and no support at all for lenses longer than 135mm. It’s not the easiest digital camera in the world to live with, in other words.
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Overall 9
9.0

Leica M9 – Review

D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail
5 August 2010
  • Pros: Takes a great picture, Still the classiest camera on the block, Exquisite style and bulletproof build quality
  • Cons: Poor LCD resolution, Easy to delete images by mistake, Hit or miss metering
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Leica M9

digicambuyer.co.uk
14 July 2010
  • Conclusion: If you’re a Leica enthusiast then the new features sported by the Leica M9 will delight. The build and image quality this camera produces makes it earn its price tag
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Leica M9 review

expertreviews.co.uk
18 June 2010
  • Excerpt: The pressures on photographers in public spaces these days means that the need for smaller, lighter and more discreet cameras is higher now than at any time previously. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why 'mirrorless' cameras, such as the Micro Four Thirds Olympus Pen E-P2 and Panasonic Lumix GF1, are so popular.
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Leica M9 Digital Rangefinder Review

ePHOTOzine
22 January 2010
  • Summary: What I really like about the M9 is that Leica could've added all sorts of bells and whistles but instead went for the workhorse approach with superior build and invested in areas that the user wanted and what is important to photography. The direct ISO button and solving the IR filter issue are two worthwhile improvements.
  • Pros: Excellent build quality, Quiet shutter system, Lovely colour rendition, Good noise control at low and mid-range settings
  • Cons: The only complaint is the screen, Expensive
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Leica M9 – Siamo vicini alla "foto perfetta"

gadget.wired.it
20 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Si pensava che l'avrebbero lanciata entro il 2012 e invece eccola qua, bella come il sole dopo un inverno che pareva non finire più. Ma che cos'ha di così magico? Mettiamola così: Leica M9 è la risposta alle tue domande. Vuoi scattare in digitale ma pensare in analogico ? Per te la fotografia è molto più di una sequenza di clic compulsivi (della serie "tanto se viene male la cancello..")? Si? Allora sei già un utente Leica, anche se ancora non la possiedi.
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