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| p.893 #7 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread |
I have to say that I really enjoy shooting with the M9 but let's not kid ourself, the A7 is miles ahead in IQ. I also realize that I will take the A7 whenever I have something important to shoot.
I think I will keep both, one for pure spartan pleasure, and the other to take pictures
I know it's really bad form to talk like that in a Leica thread, but I count on your tolerance and sense of humor
No bad form and I agree with you that digital M's are not perfect. The only Leica cameras I have with no known issues (yet) are the film Ms and the S2. M8 had to have rear LCD replaced under warranty, M9 also had rear LCD and shutter button replaced, Mono has dust issues and still hangs if I try to shoot too fast. M240 had two faulty bottom plates, lug fix and a remapped sensor. Still, I enjoy the digital Ms.
That is the thing with Sony or any other camera with great IQ, you will always be tempted to buy a new version because there are too many operating flaws with them. Digital camera market has shrunk by 50% last 2 years, most manufacturers are taking risks with innovation to keep up. Its all good for consumers but I think I have given up chasing megapixels on the 35mm format, 18MP or 24MP seems sufficient with the current range of M and LTM glass. Just want to enjoy shooting If I have to downgrade from the M setup, I would be moving to a Fuji setup, probably the closest to the M experience with dedicated aperture, shutter? .. and now even better with the XT1, dedicated ISO which I wished the kept on the digital Ms.