Leica M9 – The Journey Begins

I was recently presented with the opportunity to own a Leica M9 body.

Knowing just how amazing photographers talk about the camera, I hopped on the chance to get my hands on it.


The M9 is equipped with the Zeiss 25mm f2.8 lens, which is designed for Leica but doesn’t have a preset built into the software.  Because of that, the camera’s lens detection is turned off which means that the focal length will not be included in the EXIF data.  This also means that the rangefinder will not show the crop lines of the 25mm view.  Head over to Steve Huff’s website to read his detailed review on the lens.

The point of this article is to inform my readers that I will be keeping a sort of log (here on the blog) of my journey with the M9.

Leica M9 Journey Log

  • Why I like it so much
  • Troubles I find
  • Using a rangefinder
  • Accessories
  • A variety of other topics

…and of course, results!

I hope you enjoy the log and that it helps guide photographers either towards or away from the Leica M9.  As you are aware, a camera of this nature has it’s huge advantages but as Stan Lee says, “With great power comes great responsibility”.

With great power comes disadvantages.  No camera is perfect.  I will not sugar coat my findings and I hope that you keep coming back to see what is new.  If you can’t find the time to come back, please subscribe to my RSS feed or sign up to receive updates via email.

Thanks for reading and happy shooting,



  1. Rudolf April 9, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    I wait for this “log” especially because you have experience with d700 – I hope finding here all pros and cons of m9 from your subjective point of view!

  2. gservo April 10, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    I really like that camera, I will be following this closely

  3. Khürt Williams April 24, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    It’s something I’ve dreamed of owning. I’ll follow along on your journey.

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