I have always shared my gear choices/changes freely, assuming it may help some of you considering camera A vs. camera B, or lens A vs lens B, etc. So, along that vein, and at the risk of inviting harsh commentary, I will disclose this:
I have parted, again, with the Leica M240.
Before the M240 was released, I made some predictions about its image quality. Specifically, I was concerned about base ISO performance vs. its predecessor, the M9. My concerns were borne out when I viewed the initial JPG images, and then again when I examined sample RAW files.
I posted both my predictions and subsequent analysis on this site.
Of course, some photographers shared my view, and some didn’t. Those who didn’t were critical of the fact that I hadn’t owned the camera and yet I was judging it. My rebuttal was that you don’t have to own a camera to judge its image quality.
Well, now I’ve owned it. Twice.
My honest opinion: I should have listened to myself.
I tried —I really tried — to make it work (those of you who follow this blog on a regular basis know this), because I really enjoyed the ergonomic improvements.
But I just couldn’t coax the look I wanted out of it.