Leica M9 rangefinder camera

by Modculture 16 September, 2009

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The classic M8 made it into our recent best 60s-style cameras feature, so you just know we would be excited about the arrival of the Leica M9, the company's first full frame digital rangefinder camera.

The looks alone are a head-turner, but if you take our photography seriously, you'll like what you hear about the inner workings too. Those include an 18-megapixel, full-frame 24 x 36mm sensor, compatibility with Leica's M lenses, ISO from 80 to 2500 and shutter speeds of up to 1/4000 of a second (with barely a noise when in use). Build quality isn't bad either – a one-piece, full metal housing, solid brass top and bottom plates and room for a 2.5-inch monitor on the rear.

It's a dream, but here's the nightmare – it retails for  hefty £4,850 in either the contrast or all-black colourway.

Find out more at the Leica website

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