3 Weeks Without My M9-P

It has been 3 weeks without my Leica M9-P by my side as it was sent for sensor replacement on the sensor stain (a.k.a. sensor corrosion) issue. As a result, I have been shooting with my Fujifilm X-T1 and X-Pro1 a little more. A couple of questions came to my mind:

  • Is the M rangefinder really a camera that I want to continue to shoot with?
  • Am I enjoying the rangefinder experience, or the Leica experience?
  • How can I integrate the M9-P into my current Fujifilm camera system line-up?
  • Will the M9-P become my main camera? Or it will just be a fun camera rather than a work horse?
  • Can I live with manual focusing as my main focusing method moving forward?

Well, I might not have all of the answers yet. Hopefully I can find out once I get it back from the service centre and start shooting again. Till then, happy shooting 🙂

2 thoughts on “3 Weeks Without My M9-P

  1. Ooooo, ugly questions. Nasty questions. The very same questions I’ve gone through a few times myself, but I’ve always come back to Leica in the end. Why? There’s just something about Leica that resonates with me.

    I’ve tried other brands of rangefinders, SLRs, DSLRs, compacts, and mirrorless — but the end result is me keeping a Leica in my shooting bag.

    Maybe it’s the fact that it’s so bare bones and pure; maybe it’s the ergonomics; I know that a lot of it is the glass, but I can still use that on other cameras. Maybe it’s the whole gestalt aspect that Leica has going for it.


    But I do know that if I get rid of my Leica, I begin to hanker after it again within a few months of not having it.


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