Ming Thein and Jonathan Slack review the Leica M type 240

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Ming Thein published his review of the Leica M type 240 rangefinder which includes many sample images – definitely worth reading/seeing if you are considering purchasing the camera. A quote from the review:

“In that respect, the M 240 delivers on a level that’s at least one, if not two, complete generations ahead of the M9; it finally feels like the M system has come of maturity into the digital age. Unlike the earlier digital Ms, the camera no longer feels like the limiting factor– barring startup delays – it really does feel like the time when Nikon went full frame all over again.

I am as impressed with the image quality as I am with how much difference all of the little changes make towards overall usability. Yes, there are still things to be improved – ergonomics (that damn right strap lug!), microphone placement, EVF behaviour, colour – but for the most part, the M 240 shows Leica are firmly back in the game.”

Update – Jonathan Slack also published his review of the Leica M:

“I think it’s a total success. The M8 and M9 were excellent cameras – with much to love and excellent Image Quality. The new M is a joy – the ergonomics are subtly improved, the general responsiveness and speed is a real revelation. Of course, it isn’t perfect, (which camera is?), but if you want to catch decisive moments with lovely lenses  and a delightful camera then, for me,  for now, this is it.”

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