The New Leica M (240) – Sample Images.

Seeking Light

My good friend Raaj has just posted some sample images on his site from the new Leica M (240).

As regular readers of my site know, I’ve posted extensively about CCD vs. CMOS sensor rendering at base ISO.  Notably, I’ve expressed concern that the move to a CMOS sensor in the new M(240) would equate with a loss in image quality at base ISO, while there would be gains made in high ISO photography, and in movie-making.

Are my concerns well-founded?  I don’t believe that question can be answered for certain based on web-sized images, but I’ll let you be the judge.  Incidentally, Raaj tells me he will try to post some scenes that were shot with both the M9 and M(240), using the same lens.  That will be most interesting to see.

—Peter.

5 thoughts on “The New Leica M (240) – Sample Images.

  1. Andrew says:

    I’ll take a guess Peter….the M9…still is not going anywhere?

    As you say too hard to tell still. But in my opinion these images would not get me excited. That said I am not a professional photographer.

    • Prosophos says:

      Hi Andrew,

      Yes, my M9 is staying. In all fairness however, I should add two things:

      1. It was my intention to stay with my M9 anyway.
      2. These images should not be used as a barometer for M(240) performance.

      Having stated that, the first leaked M(240) images and now these leave me underwhelmed.

      Peter.

  2. david says:

    I’ll be interested to see images post-release, but like you – my M9 isn’t going anywhere. Even if I wasn’t as happy with it as I am, it is, and will remain a classic.

  3. bubuli says:

    those photos are horrible! Leica isn’t doing itself a favor by letting these images roaming the internet. it’s really difficult to get excited with the new M with these sub-par images.

    If Leica is allowing JPGs from the new M to get published, they should have given the camera to more (much more) capable hands.

  4. Pablo says:

    Totalmente de acuerdo con bubuli

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