Latest or all posts or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
Get up to 16x more storage and 2x the speeds of the original drive
Handpicked deals...
$1299 $1124
SAVE $175

$2998 $2498
SAVE $500

$1199 $920
SAVE $279

$1999 $1599
SAVE $400

$2799 $2399
SAVE $400

$400 $280
SAVE $120

$1798 $1598
SAVE $200

$3297 $2797
SAVE $500

$3397 $2797
SAVE $600

$1398 $898
SAVE $500

$3698 $2998
SAVE $700

$1799 $1329
SAVE $470

$1999 $1149
SAVE $850

$2249 $1549
SAVE $700

$2399 $2049
SAVE $350

$2799 $1899
SAVE $900

$997 $897
SAVE $100

$2099 $1699
SAVE $400

$1999 $1369
SAVE $630

$1349 $949
SAVE $400

$4499 $3999
SAVE $500

$1499 $1029
SAVE $470

$1499 $1289
SAVE $210

$2199 $1999
SAVE $200

$3399 $2199
SAVE $1200

$2418 $1718
SAVE $700

Reader Comments on Leica and Nikon System Usability

Kenneth J writes:

I have benefited a lot from your website. I was about ready to purchase the Schneider 50 mm tilt/shift lens, but waited for your review in DAP. When I read your review, I was glad I waited. So you saved me far more than the cost of the subscription.

I only wish I had read your reviews before I invested $30,000 in the Leica M9 and assorted lenses. I was looking for a good compact camera and knew of the Leica legend for quality. Although under ideal light conditions the images from the M9 are spectacular, I was very disappointed with the low light capability, especially in comparison with the Nikon D3 or D3x. And forget about precise composition with the M9. I consider it to be a 12 megapixel camera because I always have to allow for the large margin for error and crop the image. I tell my Leica enthusiast friend that shooting with a Leica is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you are going to get (borrowing from Forest Gump). I hope that Leica listens to your suggestions for improvement since I will be in line to get the first Leica that conforms to your suggestions.

For now I always have a debate with myself... do I take the heavy camera and lenses and be assured of outstanding photos under all shooting conditions, or should I risk it with the lighter package. For now, I usually opt for the heavier, but higher quality D3x and Zeiss lenses and am never disappointed by the results... only my back suffers!

DIGLLOYD: Actually, I know what I am going to get with chocolates, as I’ve enjoyed far too many at See’s Candies!

Anyway, see my Open Letter to Leica, my Sept 17 blog, as well as a great deal of Leica coverage in my blog index. And of course my Guide to Leica.

For anyone that finds Leica M not up to their shooting style, M gear holds its value exceedingly well, due to constant shortages of just about every lens. So one can move on— but I’m keeping mine as the M9 serves a useful role, and the future might bring better M bodies. Also, I see the Leica M lenses as like holding gold or other hard assets— they’re going to keep their value for the foreseeable future.

Yes, the Nikon D3x with Zeiss lenses is a far more versatile camera. But it sure is nice to have the compactness of the Leica M9— so I hope that Leica will bring it up to speed some day, with features similar to the Fuji X100.

Leica M9 + 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH

Save the tax, we pay you back, instantly!
View all handpicked deals...

Sony Alpha a7R III Mirrorless Digital Camera Body with Accessories Kit
$2998 $2498
SAVE $500

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.