Mar 012013
 

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Talk about excitement. My flu is 100% gone today AND finally, after months and months and months my Leica M 240 Pre-Order will be here tomorrow morning and the 1st thing I will do is make a full video overview sharing my 1st thoughts, the menu system, the new controls and of course the feel, speed, and the new live view aspect of the camera. I will be shooting it (and perfect timing as I am heading on a trip in a couple of weeks) non stop with what I feel is the best Leica lens made (well, tied with the 35 Lux FLE), the 50 Lux ASPH. So over the next few weeks look for my thoughts on this new Leica M 240 as I will be going over every little detail as well as starting a new Leica M 240 Daily Diary. A full review will be up eventually but I have to make sure it gets real use before I write that one up.

For those that have pre-ordered the new M, I have heard that Leica sent ONE to each USA dealer and there may not be anymore until April, but who knows what they will do. We may see more in March, but I really do not have any confirmation of anything. I do know there are quite a few who will be getting their new M over the next few days..those who were #1 on their dealers lists. I was #1 on Ken Hansen’s (email: [email protected])  list so mine was overnighted today for tomorrow delivery and I CAN NOT WAIT! First thing I will do is put my new A&A strap on as I feel it is going to look super sweet on this new M. :)

Check back this weekend for more!

Jan 162013
 

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More Leica M Porn: It’s getting closer! More info and Brochure available on the “Milestone”

Woohoo! It is getting closer! The new Leica M appears to be almost ready to ship. Why do I say this? Well, there is a certain buzz in the air, and my inbox from excited Leica shooters who have pre-ordered the camera. No one really knows though when this new “M 240″ will hit the streets but it should be by the end of Feb. Yes, that is a month and a half away but maybe Leica will surprise us with an early delivery. Me, I am excited as it has been a long time since a fresh new M has been in my hands, and if we go by specs and what the paper tells us, this one will be flat-out amazing.

*You can download the new M brochure HERE.

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Sure we have seen some rotten “examples” that were supposedly taken by this camera but I have zero doubt that once it is in the right hands it will produce some magic. THIS new M is the “R Solution” all of you “R” guys and gals have been waiting for. It is the first M ever to shoot HD video and paired with these Leica M lenses I have no doubts that it will produce stunning quality HD footage (as long as you are on a tripod).

It is splash proof, it is high res with the all newly designed Leica “MAX” CMOS 24 MP sensor and it even has LIVE VIEW so those pesky back or front focusing lenses will no longer be a problem. The Maestro processor trickled down from the S series so this M should be nice and speedy.

Yes ladies and gentleman, the future of the M is finally getting closer. Leica even put up a new page devoted to it with more images and even a video, which you can also watch below:

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My favorite part about the new M? The price. It is the same as the M9 was at launch. Sure it is a huge chunk of change but at least Leica did not pull a $10k mistake. This new M comes in at $6995 and pre-orders are being taken by Ken Hansen ([email protected]), Popflash Photo, Pro Shop and Dale Photo – ALL amazing dealers who help keep this website alive.

BTW, most Leica lenses are in stock at all of the dealers above. I think once the new M hits, if it is as good as Leica claims we may see another wait for the popular glass like the 50 1.4, 35 1.4, etc.

See more at the official Leica M page HERE

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