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    Wanted- Live view Monochrome M

    That is the one which is sorely missing from Leica's line up. I would like that better than the CCD based MM which is restricted to only range finder lenses.

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    Re: Wanted- Live view Monochrome M

    i beg to differ... i really love the look of the CCD on the Monochrom. it makes my heart melt.

    what i *don't* like, however, is the fact that it is based on the M9 which has a buffer the size of a pea and, to my knowledge, still has bugs in the firmware when shooting Soft and Discreet.

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    Re: Wanted- Live view Monochrome M

    Cam, Once the M (the one with liveview/CMOS) images show up, this "CCD look" feeling will disappear. There is nothing magical about it. If there is something magical, I am sure Leica will go back to CCD on demand.

    Newer, better and more versatile technology has reached Leica.

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    Re: Wanted- Live view Monochrome M

    i'm not convinced, but i haven't seen proper images from the new sensor so i shouldn't really comment.

    (by proper, mind you, i mean images that have been taken in conditions like i shoot.)

    i can't afford either at this point, especially as the used prices on the M9 will plummet such that i would be daft to let it go... sigh.

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    Re: Wanted- Live view Monochrome M

    Yes, that (the introduction of the M-E -the would be cause for the M9/9P price drop) is a pity.

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    Re: Wanted- Live view Monochrome M

    so, do you really think the magic of the Monochrom is the fact that it is a monochrome sensor and that the CCD sensor has nothing to do with it?

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    Re: Wanted- Live view Monochrome M

    The major tech problem Leica faced with the CMOS sensor is the heat dissipation. Once they took care of that, the M became a reality.

    Yes, I think a monochrome CMOS will be better (and there will be no difference in the "looks").

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    Re: Wanted- Live view Monochrome M

    i bow to your technical knowledge, sir!

    however, unfortunately, i think the Monochrom came about as a way to keep the M9 alive (i.e., money-making) and to do something different. i can't imagine them rushing out to do the same on the M -- though i'd love to be proven wrong. (and you right, of course )

    if you start a petition, i'll sign.

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