Category Archives: Leica M9

Upgrade options for Leica M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom cameras with CCD sensor corrosion

On Monday Leica Camera announced the end of the free sensor replacement for older M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom cameras that suffer from CCD sensor corrosion. One of the options given was to upgrade to a new M model, but the official text did not provide any details. Here are the exact US prices on the different upgrade paths: Upgrade […]

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Leica to end the free CCD sensor replacement for older M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom cameras on August 15th, 2017

Leica Camera announced today they will end the free CCD sensors replacement for M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom cameras that are older than 5 years on August 15th, 2017. After that date, Leica will continue to replace the sensor only in cases where the cameras have been purchased as new products within the last five years. For cameras older than 5 years, the sensor […]

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Important information about Li-Ion batteries for the Leica M8/M8.2/M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochnrom cameras

Important information about Li-Ion batteries for the Leica M8/M8.2/M9/M9-P/M(9) and MONOCHROM/M-E camera models We have determined that several rechargeable batteries (Order no. 14 464) manufactured at the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 for cameras of the M series were supplied with a defective electronic component. The effect of this is that the camera […]

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Leica M9 camera survives fall from balcony, breaks pool’s granite tile

In case you missed it, here is a story I posted on Facebook last week: a Chinese photographer dropped his Leica M9 camera from the balcony and… broke the pool’s granite tile below. The camera’s focusing and metering systems were working fine after the drop, but he will probably need a new lens hood:

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My Muse: The 15mm f/4.5 Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar III Lens Review

My Muse: The 15mm f/4.5 Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar III Lens Review by Louis Ferreira (www.500px.com/LouisFerreira) Since becoming serious about photography I have been interested in adding an affordable ultra-wide angle lens to my kit, but there weren’t many options available for M mount that did not suffer from chromatic aberration and barrel distortion. The introduction of […]

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Why I Choose The Leica M: Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed, Focal Point

Starting today Louis Ferreira (www.500px.com/LouisFerreira) will start contributing articles to Leica Rumors. His first post addresses why he selected the Leica M system: During the transition to digital I tried many camera systems and read many articles to find a camera that fit me, but when the first digital M hit the market I was intrigued. None of […]

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Leica Camera’s official response on the M9 sensor white spots/corrosion issue

Leica Camera has issued an official statement on the Leica M9 sensor white spots/corrosion issues I reported earlier:

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