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View Poll Results: What is Your Favorite Digital Rangefinder Camera?
Epson RD1 family - all models 60 18.46%
Leica M8 / 8u 27 8.31%
Leica M8.2 11 3.38%
Leica M9 47 14.46%
Leica M9-P 28 8.62%
Leica MM 54 16.62%
Leica M-E 8 2.46%
Leica M240 aka M 59 18.15%
Leica M-P 28 8.62%
Leica M60 3 0.92%
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Old 01-30-2015   #81
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Well Said! Is there some reason why Leica can't count above 9?
In the latest major model revision they counted up to 240. So they can... OTOH, the never counted straight forward. The M3 was the first M, you know, M1 and M2 came later...
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Old 02-24-2015   #82
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Voted for the M9!

It is my favorite and the only Digital Full Frame Rangefinder I own currently! I will be getting the M9 back from Leica soon with a new sensor and hope to have it running for many more years to come! (edit: Leica in NJ informed me that the sensor is on backorder with no delivery date from Germany. This has got me re-thinking the offer to upgrade to the M-P 240.)

I did have the M8.2 for a short period of time and loved that digital rangefinder as well.
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Old 02-25-2015   #83
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I've only ever owned an M9-P. My favourite thing ever. I'm sure if I had the $ there might be others to consider but as I have zero interest in video I'm struggling to think why I'd need to replace it before it dies.
I did get to take a couple of shots once with a Monochrom with that 50mm asph summicron, that was superb but holding the value of a new car in your hands wouldn't be for the faint hearted.
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I'm looking forward to the first post, that says, the Konost is the favourite digital RF since it came out...

Besides that, I'm pleased, that the R-D1 is still the number one, although I use my M240 as my main camera.
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Old 03-14-2015   #85
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i have a m240 so that's one vote there but am looking forward to seeing what the Konost could do. also, i wouldnt take a second glance at a digital leica if there was a zeiss ikon digital.
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Old 05-24-2015   #86
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It used to be the Leica Monochrom aka Leica M9MM aka Leica Monochrome aka Leica Mono CCD aka Leica Mono aka Leica Monochrom 1, but now it's the Leica Monochrom 246 aka Leica M10MM aka Leica M10 Mono aka Leica Mono CMOS aka Leica Monochrom 2 aka Leica MMM.
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I'm amazed to see the 240 leading this poll ... I would have expected the M9 to be the front runner but I suspect the sensor issue had an effect on it's overall popularity.
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I'm amazed to see the 240 leading this poll ... I would have expected the M9 to be the front runner but I suspect the sensor issue had an effect on it's overall popularity.
Most amazing is the second one: R-D1, a digital antique...!
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Old 01-01-2016   #89
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Old 03-15-2016   #90
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I don't have any today, but have had M8.2, M9, M9-P and MM in the past. MM is my fav.
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Old 03-15-2016   #91
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I've been using the Epsons for many years. Great cameras and they hold their value pretty well. The whole notion of 'digital antique' has become a hyper-consumer issue. If you look at the release frequency of some popular cameras and the declared 'antique' status and depreciation of older models has more to do with advertising hype and marketeering than the usability of the cameras in question.
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I voted for the 240 as that has been my first and only digital Leica (but my first digital RF was indeed the R-D1, and it was what lead me to this site in the first place all those years ago).

I get along just fine with the 240 and it doesn't get in my way, the image quality is wonderful, and though I wish it was more capable in very low light, I have never been left unable to work because of the camera. It's been my main digital since picking it up in November 2014, to the effect that I sold off my other digital systems late last year as my own needs were changing.

Now. All of that being said, I am the most intrigued by the Monochrom (both versions) as I am very much a black and white shooter in general (but I like having the option to shoot color when I want). I think the Monochrom is an incredibly special tool, and like anything else, when one learns to control and manipulate the nuances of such a tool, they are rewarded with spectacular image quality. I would very much like to pick one up in the future.
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Old 03-23-2016   #94
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M8 classic hands down

very useful camera for all purpose and esp bw, great for brightlenses too (1/8000)
great files if you get "into it"
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Old 03-23-2016   #95
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The M262 I purchased last month, of course..

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Old 04-30-2016   #96
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I voted M240 but really intended my vote to count towards the M246. Figured that was closer to what I wanted so as not to confuse votes for the original m9 based monochrom.
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Old 08-23-2016   #97
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Still my M8.

I have shot with M9, M240, M Monochrom, but I just don't see any reason to "upgrade".
In a small Dothebag Mono 04 the M8 plus the Fuji X-E2 and three lenses = perfect set for me.
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Old 02-20-2017   #98
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M9 for me because, of the several I own, it is the least valuable so it gets used most. Odd logic perhaps. But I'll bet I'm not the only one. And the pictures are absolutely as good as anyone would ever need. The lack of Live View does make it less capable of using my massive collection of odd and wonderful old lenses.
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Old 02-20-2017   #99
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I voted for the M9, but I really have a tie: M9 and M8.u. The M8.u is probably the one camera I will never sell.
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Old 02-25-2017   #100
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Well, I have only one digital Leica, an M8.2 (with very few clicks on it). I use this camera for experimenting with compositional ideas mostly.

Sometimes I convert the digital images in Capture One into something that approximates B&W film, or at least something that I can display side by side on a screen without too many apparent distracting differences. But, I only do this when either I cannot revisit the setting with a film M or in those rare situations where the original exposures turned out to be either the only or the best to this point ...
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Finally got my hands on a digital rangefinder. Previously the best I could do was Sony E-mount. So my favourite is an Epson R-D1 - but the field for me was small, coz its hard to either spend a LOT of money for an old digital, or EVEN MORE money for a fairly new one, when until the M(10 for those convinced) the early digital Leicas were trouble-prone. I have an old Pentax dSLR with the same sensor as the R-D1, and Epson have managed to make that sensor sing even compared to Pentax, who by the time they built mine were on their 4th generation of camera with the same sensor. And that was after the R-D1.
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Old 05-12-2017   #102
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I've updated my camera choice: Sold the M-P and kept the M-D typ 262. This is my camera; they made it for me. Absolutely delighted with it.

Of course, it's not on the poll.

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Old 05-12-2017   #103
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The only one I own, the M8. But, I'd hazard a guess that I'd like the M9 more.
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Old 05-12-2017   #104
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I have owned and used extensively Rd1S, M8 and M9. The latter is certainly my favorite. When I try the 262 that MIGHT change my mind.
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Still very happy with the M9-P, but the original Monochrom is more exciting and a slightly better camera, smoother shutter release and shutter for some reason. Sometimes the prints are quite miraculous. I like the idea of the true M10, the recent one, but I will be sticking with what I have until I have to get something new.
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Old 05-24-2017   #106
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Leica M10 which I used as demo. I could not vote.

I use an M8 and M9P.
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Old 05-24-2017   #107
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Why not repeat myself.... I've been using the Epsons for many years. Great cameras giving great results.
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Old 07-16-2017   #108
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I don't have a digital rangefinder, but if I did it would most likely be the first MM, followed by the M9. Looking at image examples online, it seems the CCD sensor has more of a look I like compared to the CMOS.

I currently use a Sigma Merrill compact (not a rangefinder) - now for digital, those files are the best I've seen. The camera is a serious pain though. My biggest issue is nowhere to plug in a shutter release.
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I owned an M9-P for a short while last year and it was fantastic. Unfortunately it had the sensor issue and was a Leica NJ for a little over 3 months. I sold it very shortly after getting it back. Although I loved the digital M platform, I didn't like that a camera of this level is prone to failure and that I could potentially see the problem again. So now I'm back to shooting film on an M. Maybe someday I'll get a 262 or M10 when 2 or 3 newer models come out and drive down current prices.
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For my kind of photography the M10 is all I could desire/need.
I never owned any other digital M.
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I've just managed to get hold of a secondhand M262 - my first full frame digital. I've nothing to compare it to, and it doesn't appear in the poll, but it is pretty much everything I could have hoped for. I did consider a used M9 or M240 but leapt at the M262 when it became available.
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For my kind of photography the M10 is all I could desire/need.
I never owned any other digital M.
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I also have a M10, and it is really a joy to use with fantastic image quality. However, my all time favourite is still the Epson R-D1. Can't beat the feeling of that camera.
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Cosina built the camera Leica never did - 13 years ago

+1 for the R-D1 because of it is what it is until theses days.
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Leica Monochrom 246. Sold my M9 after trying it and stopped for most parts converting digital color images to B/W....
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+1 for the R-D1 because of it is what it is until theses days.

A 6mp sensor is a bit limited.
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Having been through Epson R-D1, Leica M9, Leica M-P 240, and Leica M-D 262, this last is now my favorite. As makes sense, because I wouldn't have gone on to the next one if I was satisfied with what I had.

"Why?" is the more interesting question.

The M-D has become my favorite Leica M, not just digital rangefinder, because it is exactly what I've wanted: an utterly simple camera with no extraneous features beyond a good meter and a digital capture sensor. It's nice that it has Aperture Priority AE, it's nice that it has both single and sequence capture modes, and that it winds the shutter electrically. Essentially it has just focus, viewfinder, shutter time, sensitivity setting, and aperture—the fundamental tools of making photographs—with no other options and no other decisions to get in the way of seeing your subject. The rest is up to you to figure out, which is fast and quick because it has nothing else to distract you.

The M-D consumes battery very slowly, fitted with a 64G card it can make over a thousand exposures stored as raw before you need to fit another card, and has little to distract you from doing photography. The raw files are pliable, easy to render any way you want. The rangefinder is accurate and sure. The lenses are superb. There's not much else for me to want in a rangefinder camera.

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I added my vote for the R-D1. I've gotten more keepers with that camera than all the other camera's I've owned combined (including an M6 and M8). It was terrible in low light, the rangefinder was constantly out of adjustment, the batteries didn't last very long, but somehow it just worked. 6MP with good glass is just fine.

I purchased an M10-P this year, which I really like, but we're still getting to know each other. Still have the Epson too, but I plan to sell it.
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I purchased an M10-P this year, which I really like, but we're still getting to know each other. Still have the Epson too, but I plan to sell it.
Don't do it... I have the M10, I had the M240, I had the M9 before that, and some analog Leicas (and other brand RFs) and the Zeiss ZM. - The Epson is, what I miss most. I had it more than once and it is just the most fun of all cameras ever, even with its 6MPixel only. I'm looking for some time now for a reasonable offer somewhere for a good condition R-D1, but prices are completely nuts currently. So if you sell once, there is probably no way back - and you're gonna miss it...
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Favourite I have used is the original M-D, followed by the original Monochrom. I would like to use the newer versions of them sometime.

The only one I have owned is the M8, which is currently in the shop only a few weeks after I bought it (luckily it had store warranty).
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