I no longer have the amazing Leica M9. I sent it for remapping but apparently had more serious issues and was in the shop for more about 4 months. Finally I was given the opportunity to get a Leica M Typ 240, M-E or another Leica M9. I prefer the look of the M9 and I can spot it 85% of the time from the rest of CMOS cameras. I am afraid of buying a used M9 and I simply don’t like the darker gray paint color of the M-E. So either I embrace the CMOS sensor or try to find an M9 from a Leica store with confirmation of sensor replacement. One positive note is that I have played win DNG files from a Leica M 240 and were able to CLOSELY match the color, sharpness and rendition of the M9 and saved it as a preset that can be used on all imports into Lightroom. I will update this post with some sample images later in the week.
If you are or were an M9 owner, what is your opinion on this M9 Sensor issue?
It’s been a few days with the Leica M. I am testing the JPEG and DNG at high ISO.
The longer I play with the colors on the M Typ 240, the closer I can get personal satisfaction on color rendition. The following image is from the CMOS sensor and to me looks like a CCD.
A few months ago in 2019 decided to buy a Leica M9-P from the Leica Store in SoHo. It’s just like I remember! Feel free to search on my blog for more samples. I have created multiple Lightroom Looks to match both cameras colorwise. As I spend more time with the color profiles in Lightroom, I can see that matching any camera is very possible although you cannot match sharpness nor contrast.