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Sony A6000 + Zeiss ZM 35/2 Biogon

Leica M24o + 50/2 APO

M240 FF vs Sony A6000 APS-C (Pellegrino)

Leica users fall into two camps: purists skeptical of non-Leica alternatives (not a criticism) and those who own rangefinder lenses (Leica or Zeiss or other), and simply want to shoot them on the best platform. This page address the latter group.

Can an inexpensive APS-C mirrorless camera body deliver an equivalent or possibly even a superior image the full-frame Leica M Typ 240?

The about $648 Sony A6000 is 1/11 of the cost of the M240+EVF. Moreover, the Sony A6000 built-in EVF is of better visual quality and far superior functionality than the Leica EVF for the M240. The A6000 has a state of the art APS-C Sony sensor with slightly more resolution than the M240.

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