↑Leica M(240) CMOS sensor (image courtesy of CMOSIS).
I’ve seen enough images now to finally go out on a limb.
Not a profound statement, I’ll admit. But true.
What do I mean by CMOS-like?
I mean smoother, more marshmallow-y, more… plastic vs. the crisper/more microcontrast-y CCD rendering from the M9/M-E/MM/M8. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is different. As expected.
(However, the banding I’m seeing in the early M(240) images is disconcerting. On a positive note, the files look richer, thanks to an increase in dynamic range.)
Now, in the end, does it really matter? This film image I posted a few days ago demonstrates that such technical considerations ultimately sub-serve content/emotion so…
No. None of the above really matters.
But, we all are free to choose our gear as we see fit. And I’ve made my choice(s).
If you haven’t already done so, please consider signing my open letter to Leica.