Summary: Clarification: i purchased an M9-P not an M9. I can't really review this camera as I never owned one, but I do own several Leica M film cameras, and a lot of expensive Leica glass. I bought a Leica M9-P and kept it for a day, and didn't like it all. I but I fail to understand how this older camera can be far superior to the more recently released, but similarly priced M9-P.
Summary: I have a camera bag of Leica M series lenses collecting dust waiting for the right digital Leica. I have been reviewing the Leica M9 photos taken with a series of Leica M lenses that are posted on the Internet. There seems to be nothing but rave reviews of the results and images are presented in various galleries across the Internet. I then reviewed the galleries of images taken with Canon digital cameras with the better lenses such as the 85mm f1.2 and the 24mm f1.2.
Summary: per chi era abituato a fotografare con fotocamere a telemetro, la M9 è semplicemente l'unica scelta possibile. La qualità è altissima, gli obiettivi del sistema sono i migliori del mondo. Costa molto, ma per gli appassionati è la fotocamera definitiva.