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maybe if someone uses it all the time...Question...
Does using the evf defeat the point of owning a leica m?
In one of those I am not using it, not using it right moods.
Your post makes a bit more sense now... But I'm still not sure whether you're talking about AF vs MF or MF on Leica w/EVF vs MF on Nikon w/EVF.However, feeling like if I could sell the body I could pick up a full frame camera with higher iso and mp on a newer model (not leica -> thinking nikon z7).
M10-P focus point can be moved around in EVF via touchscreen. Handy, but I don’t use the EVF very much - I had considered the electronic viewfinder to plonk on the top but it’s very expensive (£400 quid plus) and I’m not sure I’d actually use it that much.I think as well... just an opinion... that somewhere in modern times the M has become associated with extreme shallow DOF photography.. but the reality is that the M (away from the evf) is a tricky, tricky system for shallow DOF photography especially with off centre compositions (I think the M10 you can move the focus point around)
Congrats on the 10 years, me I'm a Johnny come lately of only 2 years but still happy with my M9s.Hi, to celebrate 10 years of Leica M9 ownership a few early M9 pics. These were the first I kept; from a weekend trip to Leinsweiler/Pfalz :
The view from our hotel room :
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The view from the tower above the castle in the picture above:
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Wine harvest :
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My wife and Sheila (+) testing the grapes:
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Had a home-office since 1995 :
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And I also played around with other cameras then:
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I am very happy with my M9, so much so that I bought a second one. It never let me down and always did what I expected it to do within the limits of the design.
The M9 is complemented by SONY and NIKON cameras. This way, I use it for what it is best at: Casual photography on sunny days ...
Using it exclusively might lead to lower satisfaction.
I see the M9 in car categories as a Mercedes G, LAND ROVER Defender (old model) or a MORGAN, which offer traditional designs with a few modern ingredients. And owning one
of these cars as one's only car might not be that pleasant ...
What will the future bring? I shall keep and use my M9s!
This Thursday the new M10-R is rumored to be announced. We shall see what it is really like when the first real experience reports of private owners are published,
after all the influencers' and marketing-hype-wave surfers praise ...
P.S.: All you ever wanted to know (or even more, perhaps ... ) about Leica and Leica lenses :
those images are beautiful ImmoHi, roses after the rain ... (Leica M9 - Leitz Elmar 4/90 from 1957) :
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f 8, crop :
I bought it for very little money (€ 150, I think) with the metal lens shade and a beautiful LEITZ leather case :
Impressive durability and performance for an over 60 year old lens (it has coatings (!)), but not a sure design prize winner today, perhaps ... --- :