Leica has focused on development in more than 50 years of evolution of the M series system, and not just change for change's sake resulting in M's not being burdened by over-complication. Leica Ms have no gadgets, .No superfluous electronic smoke and mirrors (pun intended). Nothing to confuse the act of shooting images. Only the evolved extraordinary optical performance, plus total mechanical dependability.
With freedom to acquire a decisive instant. Leica M cameras have become renowned the world over: the M means Messsucher, which is a German word for rangefinder, and Leica pioneered this unmistakable, distinctive style of photography. The Leica M provides the photographer with freedom to create a image that transforms moments into a story that's
LEICA M8. It not only resembles an M camera--it has all the advantages of the Leica M analog camera for creating refined and creative digital images. It's the only digital rangefinder camera designed for professional photographers to encompass the rangefinder system including the benefits of discreet and stealth operation, speed and accuracy. In addition the no-compromise M system quality criteria continue to be relevant to the M8
Leica M8.2. A substantial advancement of a digital rangefinder for professional photographers. The M8 features important aspects of the Leica M8 like discretion, instinctive work and toughness which have even been further improved upon.
Leica M9 became the first digital rangefinder in the world containing a 24 x 36mm full-format image sensor. As the most condensed full-format image sensor camera in the world, the M9 continues the legendary Leica rangefinder M legacy and brings over 50 continuous years of technical enhancements to the system featuring the absolute best in revolutionary digital technology.
• Leica M Digital Photography: M8/8.2/M9
- To be the initial book based upon the Leica M8, this book is as good a book gets. I have read a few unfairly biased reviews in several places on the Leica M, which I believe are simply unfounded. So let me tell you, this book is not the manual which Leica omitted with your M8. There is no far-reaching 'how to' such as the Magic Lantern books and if you're looking for gold nuggets on ways of making great photos using the M8, this isn't the right book for you
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Leica M9 18MP Digital Range Finder Camera Released in Titanium
The Leica R bayonet lens mount is the standard method of connecting a lens to the Leica R series of 35 mm single-lens reflex cameras. The mount is descended from those used for the Leicaflex, Leicaflex SL and Leicaflex SL2 SLR cameras, but differs in the cams used to communicate lens aperture information to the camera. Some lenses are compatible with all of the Leica SLR cameras, while R-only lenses have a slightly different mount shape which will not fit on the earlier cameras.
The flange focal distance between mount and film is 47 mm.