Leica M-E

August 25, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

My new Leica M together with all of my M lenses are currently at the Leica factory to be calibrated. I noticed a backfocus issue when using the camera with several of the lenses, and the advice was to send everything back to the factory for adjustment.  The Norwegian Leica importer was kind enough to lend me a Leica M-E with a Summarit 50mm lens until my own gear is back from service.  

The Leica M-E is derived from the M9 camera.  It has fewer options but the sensor system is the same as the M9.  I cannot get used to the finish on this camera, though.  It feels strange - very different from the M8 and M8.2 I had before I got the new M.

The M-E reminds me much of the M8.2.  The same shutter sound and feel to the shutter release - which is the reason why I decided to skip the M9. The M-E is by all standards a very decent camera.  However, when compared to the new M it is apparent that it represents the previous generation of Leica rangefinder cameras.  

Last weekend I picked up my new car: a 2014 Porsche Panamera Diesel "face lifted" edition.  I took the picture with the M-E and Summarit 50mm while visiting Gaustadblikk on my first drive with the car.  


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