Upload & Sell: Off
For me at this point I now have a list of items that are pushing toward not making the investment in the M240. My list consists of:
2) Need for EVF for using my Leica R glass. This could be a major obstacle in loading the camera in and taking it out of camera bag or backpack and carrying the camera with the EVF attached to the camera.
3) Need for R to M adapter, but I would need an adapter or Leitax my R lenses at this point for pretty much any system.
4) Inability to move (scroll) the magnified area...Show more →
Some reactions to your points:
1) Indeed a heafty price, trough I expected it to be much higher (looking at the increase between the M8, M8.2, M9 and later the M9P.
5) With my M9P I can use the cable release for normal shutter speeds also. Not only bulb. It is all mechanical indeed. No multiple release stuff ect.
7) I still don't get why leica changed the base plate. With the M8/ M9 it worked perfect. Only reason I can think of is with those heavy R lenses, the bottom plate wasn't strong enough any more.
8) Beside price I don't really think this is a problem. The camera is big already with the flash and EVF on it.
Also with those big R lenses, I think u really want a grip after some time. The basic M body is great with small M lenses, but I think is hard to hold with really front heavy lenses. The 90 summicron-M AA is about what I think is comfortable. The 50 nocti 0,95 is to much already.
Looking at all the point u mention I really get the feeling the M isn't optimal for what U wanna use if for.
There are so many camera's out there which do have all the options U want like long shutterspeeds, good cablereleases, no need for expensive add ons ect.
Sure u have a wide selection of R lenses, but with the new M those will be quite popular and easy to sell.
I think for the cash u safe from not getting a M240 and earn with selling U can buy a great amount of Nikon lenses or canon lenses with a full frame body attached.
As much as I like leica, for pure landscape work I would pick a 6D or 5D with the canons TS-E's and some longer lenses, or even some Zeiss/ leica R's.