OK, finally have a DMR, a R9 and a first lens.
I got the 60mm-macro; checked some comments out on this forum, thought after shooting mostly M8 for the last 1.5 years, a macro capability should come in handy and it must be a sharp lens so I can also test optics/sensor.
Grabbed a few shots today; one right in NYC after getting the lens;
the other image from one of our lakes (our town is only 40km west from Manhatten, that's one of the great things about the location here).
The DMR does what its supposed to do in these images; shows plenty of resolution....
Maybe a little bit oversharpened on the backgrounds (need to increase threshold for sharpening), but one sees the resolution clearly. Tried the newest Flexcolor 4.8.6, C1 3.7.6 and Raw Developer 1.7.2. The images posted are processed in Flex. The building is ISO-400 (shows in the sky/sharpening), the branch ISO-200.
Black-and-whites from the evening with ISO 800 and 1600 look as expected; OK; I like grain. A f1.4 lens will do better (35-lux will be my first) to get more light into the viewfinder.
The shutter feels a bit like an 'explosion' coming from the M8.
Ergonomics of the body is as good as I hoped for; the small LCD is OK, makes one less chimp. No sign of back/front focusing so far, so camera body seems to be in spec.
So far quite satisfied with my "retro expedition".