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By lecyclisteYou can't turn it off in my M10 from 2017, but is there a way to disable / turn off long exposure noise reduction in the M10-R? Doing starfield / Milky Way night shots, I hate waiting for twice a 16-19 second shutter speed to make the next of several multiple exposures. The SL2 allows you to switch off this function. Does the M10-R let you turn it off?
By Holger1"Die neue Funktion "Leica Perspective Control" korrigiert automatisch stürzende Linien und ist durch ein kostenloses Firmware-Update für die Leica M10-P, M10-R und M10 Monochrom verfügbar. Der Leica Store Wetzlar erklärt Ihnen gerne telefonisch (06441/2080800) oder per Skype (Leica Store Wetzlar) die neue Funktion und hilft Ihnen bei der Installation des Updates."
By 1234I didn't have much luck with the search engine so pardon if already discussed. And not meaning to offend anyone on the forum...
I received but sent back the next day a new M10-R in black chrome finish. This example was a disappointment after decades of use of all the M series film cameras from M3DS to MP followed by M8 and M240 of the digital series. Those performed well and looked nice too, evidencing a nice design, good machining, good finishing, and quality materials. I found the same thing with the Leitz microscopes, especially the black Ortholux.
Though perhaps already discussed or deemed unimportant, what bothered me were for example the sharp corner and edges of the top plate, cheap looking hardware (buttons, wheels, locking mechanism, etc.), poor engraving, and finish that needed a good scrubbing in places to clean it up. Which begs the question, what economies were introduced into the internals out of our sight? This camera was to last the rest of my life.
Holding, fondling if you will, alternately the M240 with black paint finish and then the M10-R, even with closed eyes, produced an unexpected sadness. On the one hand, the touch screen, and an additional stop or two of dynamic range, and the extra pixels would all be handy though not imperative, and on the other, as an engineer the quality of materials and construction were at least as important.
I have never seen an M9 or prior variants of the M10 so do not know if this is a sudden or gradual change over the last decade. Perhaps with the greatly expanded range of offerings, Leica cannot give the same attention to detail as was once customary.
Asked the seller to send along a silver chrome version if they were notably better. I realize that my own value judgment is open to criticism but am curious about the generally perceived workmanship on the newer cameras these days.