[Note] This is a long-overdue, paragraph-by-paragraph English translation of the Thai version that I posted on September 30th, 2013.
This is a continuation from first part of the story (The M8), but more of a user review/impression story than a very personal story about photography like the previous part. You may want to read the first part if you haven’t.
Not long after I go the M8, Leica did something they’d been telling people they couldn’t do: a full-frame digital M. They, naturally, called it the M9 and was announced on a very special day, the 09/09/09.
I wasn’t interested in the M9 even one bit when it came out. The main reason was the I still didn’t know how to make good photographs with the M8. I thought it wouldn’t be worth whatever price they were asking. You can read more about this in the previous part of the article, I won’t repeat those things here.
Things changed, after the M8 changed me. (And it took years).
Leica M9 in Steel Grey, taken by the previous owner of this camera.
[Note] This is a long-overdue, paragraph-by-paragraph English translation of the Thai version that I posted on September 24th, 2013.
This series of articles is not “review” but rather the “story” of me with Leica, from M8 onward. Originally, it was intended to be 3-parts, M8, M9 and M240, then translate to English. However, since I became so busy with other things after that, the translation was put indefinitely on hold. Recently, since my acquisition of the M10, many readers asked me to write about it. So I thought it is a great time to get back to write about cameras and photography in general. I’d start with the long-overdue translation first. So, M10, you have to wait.
So, let’s begin with the camera that started it all: The M8
My Leica M8 — taken from what used to be the best compact camera in the world
Again, this is not a review but rather the story. So if you expect professional review or technical test, you might be disappointed. You’d been warned ;-)