Leica has said the M8 is here to last, thanks this upgrade great idea (sic) and they said they couldn't make it FF.
So expecting a FF M9 is a bit of living of hope. Nothing will happen on this side before long, except correcting the original flaws that's all about the M8.2.
Leica also made it clear there was no new R this year. Anyway they would probably have come with another APS sensor type while the market is on FF. Their lateness in this department is awful how could they cope with it ?
I love my Leica R and M but must say Leica will be out of the business if something big doesn't happen NOW.
So what is left ? They talked of a cheaper M, I see nothing else than Micro 4/3 Panasonic copy with Leica lenses. That's mean we'll get a few micro 4/3 Leica lenses to chew for this Photokina. Will it be enough for them to survive ?
I am afraid.....