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Thank you, Thank you so much!Hi Jono,
I always enjoy your reviews. I think they are some of the best period. Thanks for post the link. This review is no exception. I to think the M10 shutter is pretty quite. When I use my M-E or original MM aftershooting with the M 10 for a while they sound so loud it is a bit of a surprise. I would imagine after shooting the M10 P and going back to the M 10 it might be a similar experience?
I could only guess there is probably an M 10 Mono in the works and if there is I might have to open the wallet again. OUCH....
Thanks again for the link and the review.
Thank you PeterJono,
great review as always - this M10-P seems to be really the culmination of (digital) Leica M cameras to date :thumbs:
Nice review, Jono. All I would have needed to know about the camera should I stumble across enough cash to buy one :thumbup:
Why can’t Leica implement the electronic level gauge on the M10? Sounds like a possible FW update? Oh well probably notJono – Hi. Thank you for your article. I read it with mixed feelings because I greatly need an electronic level gauge, but my M10 will [apparently] never have one, and I'm in no position to fork out for an M10-P. The quieter shutter is an interesting development, and maybe with tripod use I might have limited interest in a touchscreen, but it's the level which is the most interesting facility in the 'P'. Of the three changes I'd love, to make my M10 a 10x better camera than it is, the 'P' level ticks one box. Those who get an M10–P – I hope it meets their needs.
Best wishes to you.
Leica does a level indicator accurate to 1 degree, and this requires several tiny electronic components that simply were not thought needed in the M-10 and thus were left out previously. Jono's grumble that "who needs a level when the sea at the horizon is available" sounds like the bias of a coast-watcher. Shooting with wide angle lenses around elegant buildings I find that the vertical elevation indicator is even more useful to keep from having to do elaborate de-keystone corrections. The M10-P apparently has an easier to see elevation indicator than do the SL and CL, so this seems like a nice advance.
Hi There BobStellar review!
I am so glad that you added the sound clip .... saves me from wanting one ... other than the classic styling.
And may I say that your wife gets more beautiful with each passing year and review. Wonderful smile.
Hope you all are well and enjoying the summer at home.
Steven – Hello. Jono is a very polite correspondent, most people here are very polite. I try to be polite but don't always succeed, and that's the case in my thoughts on the M10 design. I hate bodging; and I have stated before that my M10 was close to being my Stradivarious for life, but the designers turned it into a trombone by bodging the last, but important aspects of the camera which are important for visually literate photographers. Perhaps the roots of that are in everyone believing they are photographers? It seems it's the case with the M design team [who, ironically, in photographs of them and like their boss and company owner, don't seem to be able to hold an M camera level]. I really don't want a camera to be designed by people thinking they are photographers; I'd prefer them to be the best designers designing an instrument for the best photographers. I do not believe that is happening. I consider the omission of a level in the M10 to be design vandalism.
I suspect that how the shutter sound is recorded greatly effects our perception of quietness. You might find the shutter sound comparison contained in this short video from Red Dot cameras more persuasive? [No intended slight on your recording abilities Jono].....I am so glad that you added the sound clip .... saves me from wanting one ... Bob
But hopefully, the perfect camera for me will be...In my opinion the perfect camera for everyone will never be made.