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Nov 29

The Leica M9 – Summilux 50mm ASPH

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The Leica M9 – Summilux 50mm ASPH, back to basics. Is this the holy grail of photography? that is all up to you, some love it some don’t. I like it 🙂

The Leica M9 – you can still get it brand new, but I don’t see any reason to buy a new one. Then the M240 would be a better choice since the price is more or less the same ( tons of cash ). Second hand you can get a mint copy barely used for about the same price as a new Sony A7r.

So what do you get? is it still competitive in today’s market( as of November 2013 )?

With the Leica M9 you get a camera geared at taking pictures, no video on this lump of german brass. The controls and menu are simple and don’t get in the way. Apperture is controlled on the lens, shutter speed is set with the control wheel on the top of the camera. ISO speed is easily accessible with a dedicated button on the left side of the LCD screen. ( more to come…)

Some portraits using the excellent Summilux-M 50mm ASPH.
Feverish...
Shot @ f/1.4

Precious...
Shot @ f/1.4