To each his own. You say "throw a filter on the camera, no need for post-processing" and I say "post processing means you don't have to mess with filters in the field", where you might get it wrong. When you can try filters back in the "not terribly dark anymore" room, you will sometimes be surprised by which one gives you the best look for a given shot.One convenience not mentioned- it saves a lot of time when you want a monochrome image. Throw a filter on the camera, no need for post-processing.
Really?? Yikes. Well ... Maybe Leica improved the write and read speed then so that it doesn't take 3 seconds to see the image on the LCD. Or not.Unfortunately, in that size, that's currently the best LCD available. Sad though it is.
I can live without it. Funny, I can't live without stuff that's right on the edge of what I can easily afford. Stuff like Leica that would force me to make real compromises in other parts of my life don't even get onto my radar except as a curiosity and point of interest. Been living without it for almost 53 years now - I think I can make it another 20-40 or whatever I have left...Really?? Yikes. Well ... Maybe Leica improved the write and read speed then so that it doesn't take 3 seconds to see the image on the LCD. Or not.
Leica, can't live with it, can't live without it!
where did you get an M9 for $3k?! that's almost what i paid for an M8!I figure the M9 cost me $3,000. That's about what I spent on cameras and lenses that were sold to pay for the M9. Of course, i spent a lot of time repairing the cameras and lenses, converting lenses to Leica mount, etc. But that was fun.
So- I'm looking at what equipment will go up for sell. If I buy the M9M- it will be through selling gear. First up is going to be a 1936 5cm f1.5 Sonnar converted to Leica mount using a KMZ focus mount. Just changed the shim to optimize for close-up and wide-open on the M9. That lens will be drop-dead gorgeous on an M9M. I have more than one from 1936.