A few of you might be aware of my little post (that generated a surprising amount of commentary) where I admitted missing having a digital M.
Be that as it may, after much thought I’ve decided to keep my D850 and Nikon lenses. I just can’t get past the fact that the M10 represents a downgrade in image quality. It may not be obvious by observing my 800 pixel-width posts on this blog, but it is easily discernible on larger files (and in prints).
I can’t justify paying the price an M10 demands, in light of the above. The only reason I’m even thinking about this is because I prefer photographing with rangefinders.
Given my passion for rangefinders, I will have to reach for my M3 when I am so inspired, or when I tire of lugging around my D850. I enjoy the output from film more than anything else anyway…
July 28th UPDATE: Well, so much for the above. A new development has tipped the balance for me: I received a call from a dealer and now have an opportunity to pick up a used (demo?) M10 + 50 Summilux ASPH at a considerable price discount. In return, I would trade in my Nikon gear.
July 28th UPDATE #2: Camera is in hand… it appears as if it has never been used.
On the back, the plastic LCD screen protector is still on.
Turning the camera on… the language preference menu appears. As far as I can tell, no one has taken a photograph with this camera yet.
So, I have this M10 to test out for a few days, along with the 50mm APO that you see in the first image (I will not be buying this lens by the way… don’t have enough gear to trade in for it, LOL).