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Leica M9 Long Term Findings
This page captures my thinking about the Leica M9 / M9P after more than two years of use.
First of all, I really like shooting the M9, with all its frustrations of composing and focusing.
Investing in “M”
My initial and well reasoned caution about investing in the M system has evaporated.
Leica has moved forward with several fast wide angles, and the company itself is profitable, so the future looks bright for Leica— without profit, R&D dies and a company withers.
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