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| p.2 #3 · Mirrorless, and not looking like a badass ... |
I couldn't wait to get an M9, and I'm sure a few other people will disagree with me but I thought the image quality on the M9 sucked royally. I'd put it somewhere between the Canon 20D and original 5d in terms of IQ. you can buy those cameras for $500 or less today, I paid almost $5000 for the m9 - it just isn't worth it. I did love the simplicity (which is what I wanted) - I put my cameras in Manual, Single shot mode when I buy them and they never come out, so I don't use 90+% of the functions. The Leica was great for that level of simplicity, I just think it is egregiously overpriced compared to performance and I don't think their lenses are actually better than comparable Nikon or Canons that cost 1/10 the price. I'd own them only if I had ridiculous sums of idle cash because I'm just too business minded to justify it. If I'm spending $7K on a camera I'd rather buy a d4 instead of the new M240. Obviously, it doesn't autofocus and my eyesight isn't great. I'd love one for travel but I wouldn't want to pay more than $2k for it.
With respect to the OMD it is nice but the files don'e have the latitude that Nikon does and I don't like that the Panasonic lenses don't have in-camera adjustments since the Panasonics were the ones I wanted. I also realized that I simply like the mirror and I don't like composing via EVF. Great camera but I realized that I don't need a portable, personal body like I thought I did. I also didn't see the point in investing in new lenses for a whole new system when I could just spend less and have greater performance on nikon lenses. Really didn't suit me for weddings so I recently sold mine. I'm sticking with standard Nikons for now and not trying to differentiate myself through gear.