The Leica M type 240 (who came up with that name?) entered my house this week. I have been craving it for a while now and I just couldn’t resist it any more. The Noctilux did a great job om the A7r but it wasn’t right, there was something missing and that was the feeling that I had from the M9.
I sold the M9 as soon as the rumors about Sony became clearer. The lust for high MP just took over and I threw away the M9 like it was garbage. Back then my main subject however was Landscape and nature and the M9 didn’t really work great in that area for me so I thought that changing to a top of the line compact 36mp monster would save the day. And all the gadgets and whistles on the A7r covered more than enough it’s incredible with its resolution but working it with manual lenses is not what I would call ideal. Sadly the lenses that Sony introduced with the release didn’t trigger any craving either so I was stuck using manual Leica on a body built for AF and Zeiss. Every time I lifted the EVF to my eyes the lens screamed at me, “Why ooh why? Why won’t you buy a M240…” and so I finally did. After just holding this piece in my hands for 1 minute I knew it was the right thing. Getting away from the filter of using a EVF in between me and the subject.
So why did I go for the M240 and not the M9 ore M9-P? Well it all comes down to chance. My holy grale was the M240 but the MM was also lurking behind. So what was I going to do… At one time I thought well f… It all just buy a used M8 and call it a day. However being a pain about shopping used gear and allways trying to get the best price I instead ended up with the M.
It works great with the Noctilux and also with the CV 35mm 1.2. So from now on I will have the M as my main partner in crime and the A7r is out for sale. Now I just need to get…
I Hope that I won’t focus so much at getting the sharpest frame, instead trying to capture the moment.