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The new 24-megapixel Leica M240 is a game-changer, a breakthrough.
It’s not going to change the overall digital marketplace much (tiny, tiny volume), but the M240 makes the M platform accessible to a far wider customer base, and now applies to many more usage scenarios, as it addresses the key faults of the M9/M9P. Better yet, at about $6950, Leica has actually brought the price down over the M9/M9P.
The mid-range M-Ewhich has no Live View and is essentially an M9 is a dubious product given the modest $1500 price difference, which is less than the cost of one good Leica M lens (perhaps certain lifelong rangefinder users with perfect vision, or those who for some reason want the 18MP CCD sensor might find a few specific reasons, but they are rare cases)
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Diglloyd Guide to LEICA contains in-depth coverage of Leica M system cameras and lenses, with additional coverage of Leica M Monochrom, Leica Q, Leica SL and Leica S.
Special emphasis is placed on Leica M lenses and certain Zeiss ZM lenses.
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- Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to 28 megapixels filling up to 5K display, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
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- Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
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