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New vs Old > M9 sensor lines increase after Leica USA repair

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Further, here is an image shot with the M9's new-gen sensor. 

 

underexposed at ISO 640, and pushed to around an equivalent ISO of 12800.

 

The banding is not nearly as obvious as what I've seen the old-gen sensor produced at a mere 2-stop push when paired with a 32GB 94mb/sec SD card or a 1st-gen Toshiba WIFI SD card.

 

Lovely tones! Better than my film M night shots with 400 pushed @3200.

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Bottom line ... after the holidays I spoke to my contact @ Leica > he confirmed that some sensors perform not as good as others > they changed the sensor again  > got it back yesterday ( after sending it in in June of last year and then again in November)

3rd sensor performs as expected   ... Go figure

 

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