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  1. LyleBright

    Finally, decided on the M-9 but some questions remain

    This has a certain importance for me: On my M4-P I shot a 35mm and a 28mm lens exclusively, and sometimes a 50mm. I am not sure what you mean by 'the same mask', but to make the issue simpler... On the M9 I should have no issue using the 28mm lens? And it will show up correctly in the viewfinder as it does on the M4-P? (Framelines). Same with the 35 and the 50mm? I have, but almost never shoot, a 90mm but I imagine that it will also work on the M9? and the guidelines (framelines) will show?
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    Finally, decided on the M-9 but some questions remain

    Difference of opinion? Here? Really? 🙂 I have a feeling that the 9 will work for me and for my shooting style. I have one question about the viewer of the M9. Is it comparable, say, to the M4? That is the only other Leica I know except for an M3.
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    Finally, decided on the M-9 but some questions remain

    By the time you folks finish with me I will have to buy an M10. Heh heh heh.
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    Finally, decided on the M-9 but some questions remain

    Thanks Chris. I am an M4-P shooter -- film obviously -- that switched to M43rds (digital). I thought of getting back into film but ... I feel it might not happen. BUT, I really like shooting Leica-style: rangefinder, etc. Plus I have all my lenses. What I want is a camera that shoots like a Leica. I went with the M9 because the M8 with a smaller sensor would not shoot my lenses full frame. However, if the M240 will shoot the same, I have no good reason not to use it. As you see, this is all fairly new to me (selecting a digital Leica). I now have a line on an M9 with a certified new sensor and a very low shutter count. Around $2,700.00 (gulp) not including shipping and import cost (if any). If an M240 were available here in the US I might consider it. Can you say a few words about it? I hear it is a 'more modern version': more options I guess.
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    Finally, decided on the M-9 but some questions remain

    Thanks very much for the Red Dot reference. I looked up the 9s you mentioned and now have an email into them... Their price is just a hair more than the $2,500.00 M9 I just passed on. Red Dot looks solid. Question: Why do American insist on reversing the dates anyway? Is it just to be contrary? (I won't be able to sleep unless I get a proper answer...)
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    Finally, decided on the M-9 but some questions remain

    Except it was Leica in NY! I am supposing they would use the American system. In any case, I assumed it was March 2015 so I passed on the camera. It just sold for a hair under $2,500.00. . . Not worth the risk. But, if it was October and not March: I just screwed myself!
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    Finally, decided on the M-9 but some questions remain

    Thanks for this. Since they seller can't or won't respond (it might be for good faith reasons: out of town or who knows), and since I still have doubts about the good sensor date, I guess I will have to hold off on buying. The sensor was replaced in 3-2015 but another forum user says that the fixed sensors were put out in 9-2015. Though Leica says that the 3-2015 sensor should be a good one, I can't take the risk.... Knowledge is power. . .and I have not enough to turn against logic.
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    Finally, decided on the M-9 but some questions remain

    Odd. I just had a conversation with a Tech at Leica. She said that in March of 2015, when the sensor on the camera I have my eye on was replaced, that it was replaced with a sensor that solved whatever the defective sensor problem was. This is in contradiction to the above-quoted which gives a September date -- 5 months later.
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    Finally, decided on the M-9 but some questions remain

    Well, there are very few m9s out there! I guess you just have to keep looking. I'd much rather buy from a dealer...
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    Finally, decided on the M-9 but some questions remain

    Leica got back to me: "Hi! Yes that serial number had the sensor replaced on 3/10/2015. The warranty would be 1 year after that." But does this mean with a new, good one? Or with the same old one? (I did email her for clarification).
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    Finally, decided on the M-9 but some questions remain

    You have been advising well. See the edited post above. I do appreciate the help. Located in the US.
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    Finally, decided on the M-9 but some questions remain

    The seller of the M9 I had my eye on (eBay) will not respond to my PMs requesting more info about the sensor change. I assume this is because he (or she) just hopes to unload it. The ad does not list the serial number. I did write to Leica and got a very fast response: _____________________________ Good Morning, Unfortunately, it does not appear to show any serial number on the advertisement below. Our serial numbers are a 7 digit number. For a heads up, if the M9 needed a sensor replacement and was not under warranty, our cost at good will would be approximately $960 plus tax. I hope this helps. Best Regards, K---- C---- Customer Care Leica Camera Inc. ______________________________ Who would want to by a camera for a high-dollar price and then have to invest another thousand dollars into it? With this, I see that finding a camera with a new sensor will be a bit more difficult than I had imagined! (And possibly unwise to by off of eBay or from a foreign seller...) ADDED NOTE: Duh. I looked at the photo in the ad for the camera and located the Serial Number! Just sent it in for a report.
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    Finally, decided on the M-9 but some questions remain

    The issue is I have a line on a camera and the seller says the sensor was "changed in 2016". But how could I tell from the serial number of the camera, which would have info about the original sensor only, whether the replaced sensor is new one, without the defect?
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    Finally, decided on the M-9 but some questions remain

    It would be very helpful if someone would provide that date (I have no idea how to find it). What you mean is that the *new* sensors were introduced in 2017?
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