Leica M Goodness for the 21st century

Leica arrived at Photokina 2012 in a big way today with a bang, launching the Leica M and  Leica M-E rangefinder cameras, along with the behemoth of a camera, the Leica S, and a bevy of consumer digital cameras to round up their offerings.

This post will first focus on the Leica M system, the heart and soul of what constitutes a Leica.

The all new Leica M
The all new all singing all dancing Leica M!

The Leica M (that’s now the name of the new camera) breaks with tradition in omitting the numeric designation from the name, (making the Leica M9 the last of its kind denoted by a numeric digit). More significantly, the Leica M deviates from the traditional Leica M concept of being a pure, unadulterated tool of photography by incorporating a whole set of features more akin to that of a modern DSLR.

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