Why Leica M-E (M9)
The Leica M-E 220 is actually an M9 without USB and frameline selector. The CCD sensor from Kodak gives awesome photo’s, similar to analog. Even the newer Leica-M’s don’t give these results. Some people sold the newer Leica-M 240 to get back to the M9. Photography with the M9 is addictive!
It is, as far as I know, the only fullframe CCD -sensor small camera, annd lucky it is a rangefinder! Hasselblad for sure has their reason to use CCD sensors in their medium format camera’s.
- Possible to foresee the photo to take.
- Forcing to take a shot thoughtfully
- Incredible sharp lenses with beautiful bokeh
- Inconspicuous equipment
- Fantastic color rendering
- Fantastic film like results!
- No Waxy skintones ever (Something I noticed with CMOS sensors)
The Leica M-E is is in handling fantastic, and gives photo’s that I always wanted.
So it isn’ t just about IQ or size. Leica goes further. It seems that the way a Leica-M focusses is much more accurate then a DSLR. The lenses can be smaller because due to design they can be closer to the sensor. No mirror needed. Controlling aperture, the lenses are designed in a way that by feeling you know what is in focus. Aperture, focus and speed can be set while the camera is turned off!
2 Months later
Still enthousiastic? Only more so!! Leica M with the CCD sensor is nothing more then addictive. It is Photography in it’ s most pure sense.