With a price tag that places it in the realm of the aficionado who appreciates fine quality and stylish good looks, the Leica M9 is the world's most compact full-format digital camera system, and carries the 100-year heritage of the original Ur-Leica film camera into the digital age. It's the world's first digital system camera of its size built with a full-frame CDD sensor that can capture the full 35-mm format (24 x 36 mm) in ultra-high resolution. Styled after the German manufacturer's classic 'M' design in black vulcanit finish or steel grey with leatherette finish, the magnesium alloy housing measures 139 x 37 x 80 mm (5.5 x 1.5 x 3.1 in); its top deck and bottom plate are machined from brass.
The combination of an extremely high-resolution sensor, high performance M lenses and careful processing of the picture data can provide the best picture results under all conditions. Professional photographer David Taylor explains how to get the very best from this modern classic.
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About the Author: David Taylor is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer, born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear. His work has taken him all over the world, but away from his photographic career David lives on an exposed hill, overlooking the market town of Hexham in Northumberland.