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Ok, just got email from Leica customer service  from Switzerland with apologizes saying that last another M-9P they have  I. The stock is also affected by sensor corrosion. 

So, new dilemma - change the sensor and buy 28 Elmarit  or buy new Summilux 28 and use it with my M240...

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I haven't read all the replies but you say you love the M9 CCD, but also have an M240 so therefore to me it's obvious...

 

- Trade the 240 for the Q

- Keep the M9

 

Best of everything.

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Maybe this will help The M9 is a film camera retrofitted to shoot digital. The M240 is step closer to a digital camera but still in its soul a film camera outfitted to be a bit more like a digital camera. The Q is a digital camera first adapted for some of the attributes of a film camera but it's soul is pure digital. I have a dlux 4 and now the q and the Q seems a much higher end version of it. I had a M9 and it was nothing like the Q. Sold the M9 after more than 30,000 shots to help finance the Q. Why? Because I prefer film and have an MA and want my digital camera to be just that and the Q fits the bill. If you are betwixt and between film and digital get the M9 or M240. Eventually the Q and 240 will morph into one version. when? Who knows but I am not going to lose time waiting. Hope this helps. BTW. I love the M9 and in some ways I think it delivered a better person photo BUT the Q dng can really be manipulated well beyond the M9 especially in bringing back clipped highlights

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Ok, just got email from Leica customer service  from Switzerland with apologizes saying that last another M-9P they have  I. The stock is also affected by sensor corrosion. 

So, new dilemma - change the sensor and buy 28 Elmarit  or buy new Summilux 28 and use it with my M240...

 

This weekend I was shooting with my M9, and I was stunned by the kinds of colours and clarity it produced.  I had almost forgotten just how much I love M9 colour and overall 'look'.  Having said that, the M9 and Elmarit is a very different camera from the Q in so many ways.  I haven't seen enough Q DNG's, but my main concern is whether I will be able to wrangle M9 colour and pop from the Q.

 

Regarding Elmarit and M9 vs Summilux and M240: is there anything stopping you from buying the Summilux to use with your M9?

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If you kept your M9-P because you like the look of the CCD sensor so much that you didn't want to get rid of it even after you got the M240, then I would not expect miracles from the Q. Just my two cents.

 

Are you still using your M9-P or is it collecting dust? The Q is the shiny new toy, and that is always alluring.

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Thank you all for your thoughts and comments! Based on all pros and cons I have decided to:

1. Change the sensor on my new M-9P and live with that camera whatever could happens again with the sensor. 

2. New Q is great but based on my personal feelings I just can't say This Camera is Mine

3. I'm sure that next M would be with autofocus and with interchangeable lenses - this is obvious way for development of Leica M series for me.

4. So, once new M or Q with interchangeable lenses is announced I will definitely rid off M240 and jump in to that new story.

5. M-9P / M 240 with Elmarit 28, Lux 35 and Lux 50 just all I need now. New Lux 28 still too expensive and I just can't afford it meanwhile. There always shoud be something to dream about:)

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The M9 with the 28 Elmarit is wonderful.  At the moment I have the Voigtlander 35/1.4 and 50 Summicron as the three most used lenses, but I aim to get the 35 Lux and 50 Lux in the future.  Enjoy your choice! 

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I am keeping my M9 and my M lens, will not leave CCD. Added Q, will use auto focus for the quick snapshots. Bottom line is a that M9 is totally different from Q, different camera and shooting experience.

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