Is Leica M9 Worth It?

Is Leica M9 a good camera?

The M9 is quieter than almost all SLRs. The M9 is about as loud as the Nikon D300s in its Quiet Mode. The LEICA M9 has the best image quality, the best portability, and is the easiest and fastest camera to use today. Any one of these three critical elements used to be enough to get me to buy a camera.

Why is Leica M9 special?

Part of what made the Leica M9 so special was the sensor. It was a CCD sensor that delivered images that looked like they were made on chrome film. Further, this was a Kodak sensor (one of their last good ones).

What is so special about Leica M?

The Leica M is extremely accurate and extremely rugged in nearly all conditions, thanks to the world’s finest optics and precision German engineering. The Leica M is unobtrusive – it is small, lightweight and stealthy, and well suited for intimate photography. Nothing else in the world feels like a Leica.

How many Leica M9 were made?

The Leica M9 was manufactured from 2009 to 2014. Production estimates are around 180,000 camers.

Is the M9 still used?

The M9 has been the standard sidearm of the United States Navy, United States Army, and the United States Air Force since 1985, replacing the Colt M1911A1 in the Army and Navy, and the Smith & Wesson .

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Is the M9 unreliable?

“The M9 has always proven itself to be the most reliable combat pistol in its 30 years of service with the U.S. armed services and new M9 pistols being delivered today continue to show that reliability and performance,” said Franco Gussalli Beretta, executive vice president of Beretta U.S.A.

Is the M9 better than the 1911?

The 1911, on paper, is great if you want a big gun that can be carried a bit more easily and don’t mind the reduced capacity. The M9 is great if you don’t mind a big gun or aren’t planning to concealed carry it.

Do Navy SEALs use M9?

How the P226 Handgun Found Greatness with America’s Navy SEALs | National Interest. The US military moved away from the M1911A1 and adopted the M9 in 1985. Each branch took on the new weapon but in 1986 when a Navy SEAL was giving a demonstration using his M9 the slide broke off and flew into his face.

What is replacing M9?

Designated the M17 and M18, the new SIGs are making their way into the armories and holsters of service members across the military as other branches followed the Army’s lead in adopting the new handguns to replace the M9.

Why is Leica overpriced?

“First, Leicas are made in small numbers, which is more expensive. Second, they’re made for engineering quality without any regard for price. Leica fans see this and embrace it, but value-seekers think the prices are insane.”