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Subject: [Leica] Trade in my M9? (RICHARD MAN)
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 20:29:22 -0800
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Hi Richard,


"KISS!" We took photos, made nice prints and it was all about "LEICA
CAMERAS!" GOOD, BAD, OR UGLY? Rarely the last two as we were all Leica
photographers and not the mixture of almost every crappy over techie gizmo
referred to as a :Super whiz-bang camera machine of today? That one must
nearly be a graduate of MIT to understand what the hell all the
indescribable words mean?"

In the good old days it was 99.9% about the QUALITY OF THE "WET TRAY print!"
Or the most important??????????


It doesn't get much more KISS than that?
That's what I miss most!


-----Original Message-----
From: LUG [ at] On Behalf 
Richard Man
Sent: December-07-14 5:53 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Trade in my M9?

I miss the "good ol' days" when people argue about the smoothness of the
brass ratchet vs. the cheap metal used in M6 etc. :-)

Or how some Leica M-film is 1 mm higher than the other models and how that
ruins the experience.

OK, no, I do not miss those days.

On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 5:50 PM, Richard Man <richard at>

> Did you read my 10% reply to Sue? Basically, at best, the M240 may get you
> 10% better photos. How many photos are you happy with now? Lets see it's
> out of 100. With the M240, you get... 11 photos.
> Is it worth it to sell the M9 for $4000-$4500 and gte an M240 for that
> extra photo? You shall be the judge.
> But there is nothing against people wanting the next best thing, so....
> On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 4:27 PM, Leland Deane <lmdmd at> wrote:
>> OK, so I'm a fairly happy M9 guy (see attached) and it's done well by me
>> but M9's are doing well on the used market and I have considered trading
>> in/selling to get the M240. So....I need the honest and august opinions
>> this great group to tell me if I'm crazy. I am all about the sensor
>> and do not in particular need 'live view' (have that on my Canon 5D mark
>> III) or video capabilities. For those of you with both or who have had
>> both, please give me your impressions of one vs. the other.
>> Much appreciated.
>> Recent photo of my kids attached---lightly processed in CC (view large)
>> Thanks,
>> Leland
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