CAMERA REVIEW | LEICA LITTLE…. LEICA LOT!! (LEICA M9)
Leica M9 Review
I recently bought an Leica M9. Excitedly, I told my uncle..”Hey I bought an M9″ His reply… “You’re an idiot”.
Why the short reply? Well I find that Leicas do that to camera enthusiasts. ‘Its overpriced”, “Its slow”, “It has no Autofocus”, etc…
Is a Leica M9 better then most Canons or Nikons? Probably not. Its not very good at taking pictures of a subject that moves fast… its not great if your subject is too far away. But if your subject is relatively close.. there is a magic that cannot be quantified in images created by a Leica.
Some people say that Leicas make you a better photographer.. I’m not so sure. I do find that because I need to take my time focusing, it also makes me take my time composing the picture. This results in a more measured thought out image.
Being so stripped in its functions, the Leica has made me have to think more when taking a photo.. Maybe because of that it makes me a better photographer. Time will tell I guess!
Leica M9’s are available in limited supply from Leica stockists as well Camera Lane in Melbourne.