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Index of Thorsten Overgaard's user review pages on Leica M9, Leica M9-P, Leica M-E, Leica M9 Monochrom, Leica M10, Leica M10-P, Leica M10-D, Leica M10-R, Leica M10 Monohcrom, Leica M11, Leica M 240, Leica M-D 262, Leica M Monochrom 246, Leica SL, Leica SL2, Leica SL2-S, as well as Leica TL2, Leica CL, Leica Q, Leica Q2 and Leica Q2 Monochrom:
Leica Digital Camera Reviews by Thorsten Overgaard
Leica M9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20   M9-P
M9 Mono 20 21 22 23 24 25      

                     
M 246 Mono 26 27 28 29
30
31      

                     
Leica M 240
P 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44            
Leica M-D 262 1 2                                        
Leica M10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8                         Video
Leica M11 1 2 3                                    
Leica SL / SL2 1   3   5 6 7                              
Leica Q 1                                          
Leica Q2 / Q2M 1                                          
Leica TL2 1 2                                        
Leica CL 1 2                                       Books

By: Thorsten Overgaard

I moved my links from the article to this page in an attempt to keep them updated. Unfortunately location of things some times change, so links run out of date.


   

Latest Leica M9 firmware update from Leica Camera AG

   
   

Thanks to:

David Farkas
Steve Huff
Eric Kim
John Thawley
Leica Camera Berlin (Meister Camera)
Christopher Tribble
The Luminous Landscape
Maurizio Beucci
Match Technical Services
Birgit Krippner
Monochrom
Leica Store Tokyo
Leica Camera AG

 

Links:

Leica M9 official Leica Camera AG micro-website

Leica M9 user forum on the Leica Camera User Forum

Leica user forum on GetDPI.com which also have a big buy and sell section

Rodrigue Zahr: "Rediscovering photography with the rangefinder system"

Leica Camera AG streaming video at Vimeo (with the introduction of Leica M9 and other Leica videos)

Jonathan Slacks review "Word and Pictures" based on living with a preproduction Leica M9 for 3 months, as well as the Leica M Monochrom prototype in May 2012.

Steve Huff Leica M9 articles. The page also contain great lens reviews of all sorts of lenses for Leica M, as well as daily opdated blog of interest for any Leica M owner. If you loose track, start at the www.stevehuffphoto.com main page.

David Farkas' blog on previewing the Leica M9 at the factory in Solms in July 2009

Erwin Puts website "The TAO of Leica"

Ken Rockwell Leica M9 page · or · Ken Rockwell's LEICA pages overview

Sean Reid Reviews for in-depth reviews of the Leica M9 and other Leica cameras and lenses

The Luminous Landscape Leica M9 and Leica lens reviews

"Leica M9 im Test" is an intersting test in German, at photoscala.de

"Love at First Sight" Leica M9 review at NikonWeb.com

One Year With the Leica M9 by Dirk Ahlgrim (March 17, 2011)

Leica M9 Titanium: Preliminary Analysis

 

 

Galleries:

Singer-Songwriter SEAL's blog and gallery using Leica M9 and other Leica cameras

LFI International (Leica Fotografie International) Leica M9 gallery with pictures of By Brett, Jonathan Slack, Bruno Stevens, Denniz Saylan and Ronald Schmidt.

Riccis Valladares Leica M9 and Leica M galleries. Also check out his blog.

"I Love Photography" by Birgit Krippner (Nikon photos till September 9, 2009, then Leica M9 onward)

Maurizio Beucci gallery with Leica M , M8 and M9 photographs.

 

Downloads

Leica M9 users instruction manual in English [PDF]

 

Software downloads:

Adobe Lightroom - Workflow and archive with RAW conversion - offers a 30 days free full working . When you buy a Leica M9, Leica S2, Leica X1 or Leica D-Lux you will get a working serial number with the camera, and that serial number will activate the trial vresion into a full working licensed version.

Apple Aperture - Workflow and archive with RAW conversion - offers a 30 days free full working trial.

Hasselblad Phocus - Workflow and archive with RAW conversion of DMR and M9 files - Free; you need to register with their site.

Capture One (also known as "C1") - RAW conversion - offers a 30 days free full working trial.

SilkyPix Developer Studio - a RAW converter that does what it says; create silky files. 30 days free trial.

Black and white software:
Silver Efex Pro from Nik Software - stand-alone software or as plug-in for Lightroom and Aperture. The de facto standard for converting color pictures into black and white. Nik Software offers a 15 days free trial and charge 200 Euro for the software which only works for Aperture and as stand-alone. But B&H Photo Video sells it for 149$. So try it at Nik, buy it from B&H.
An even better deal at B&H Photo Video is the Complete Collection for only 199$ including Silver Efex Pro, Dfine, Viveza, Color Efex Pro and Sharpener Pro.
True Grain is another black & white software from Grubba Software which can emulate Kodak Tri-X 3200 and other black and white grains. It's a stand-alone software for only 50$ though they offer a trial version that works unlimited, except you cant save your results.

Camera profiles:
Free Lightroom Leica M9 camera profile from ChromaSoft. Since Lightroom 2.6 you really don't need this anymore as the Leica M9 now has a profile with CameraRaw/Lightroomae.

 

Quick reference links to Leica articles:

Basic Menu setup
for the Leica M Type 240

How to install firmware update

Which memory card to get

Formatting memory cards

Frames per second (frame rate)

Black and White JPG and Color DNG at the same time

Digital color filters for black & white

More on digital Color Filters
in the Leica M 240

Recovering lost JPG, DNG and video files from SD-cards

Leica models (comparison)

Compressed DNG or
Uncompressed DNG?

What is DNG..?

Latest Leica M Type 240 Firmware
update from Leica Camera AG

Camera Raw 7.4 Beta and later
(with support of Leica M 240)

Leica M9 & Leica ME firmware

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

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Index of Thorsten Overgaard's user review pages on Leica M9, Leica M9-P, Leica M-E, Leica M9 Monochrom, Leica M10, Leica M10-P, Leica M10-D, Leica M10-R, Leica M10 Monohcrom, Leica M11, Leica M 240, Leica M-D 262, Leica M Monochrom 246, Leica SL, Leica SL2, Leica SL2-S, as well as Leica TL2, Leica CL, Leica Q, Leica Q2 and Leica Q2 Monochrom:
Leica Digital Camera Reviews by Thorsten Overgaard
Leica M9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20   M9-P
M9 Mono 20 21 22 23 24 25      

                     
M 246 Mono 26 27 28 29
30
31      

                     
Leica M 240
P 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44            
Leica M-D 262 1 2                                        
Leica M10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8                         Video
Leica M11 1 2 3                                    
Leica SL / SL2 1   3   5 6 7                              
Leica Q 1                                          
Leica Q2 / Q2M 1                                          
Leica TL2 1 2                                        
Leica CL 1 2                                       Books

 
 

 

 

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Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Article Index
Leica M digital cameras:   Leica L digital cameras:
Leica M11   Leica SL
Leica M10   Leica SL2
Leica M10-P   Leica SL2-S
Leica M10-R   Panasonic Lumix S1R
Leica M10-D   Leica TL2
Leica M10 Monochrom   Leica CL
Leica M9 and Leica M-E   Leica L-Mount lenses
Leica M9-P   Leica R digital cameras:
Leica M9 Monochrom   Leica R8/R9/DMR
Leica M240   Small Leica mirrorless digital cameras:
Leica M246 Monochrom   Leica D-Lux
Leica MD-262 and Leica M60   Leica C-Lux
    Leica V-Lux
Leica M film cameras:   Leica Q2 / Leica Q2 Monochrom
Leica MP   Leica Q
Leica M4   Leica Digilux 3
    Leica Digilux 2
Leica M lenses:   Leica Digilux 1
Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica Digilux
Leica 21mm Leica Super-Elmar-M ASPH f/3.4    
Leica 21mm Super-Angulon-M f/3.4   Leica R film cameras:
Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica R8 / R9
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH FLE f/1.4 and f/1.4 AA   Leica R4
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica R3 electronic
Leica 35mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leicaflex SL / SLmot
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95 FLE    
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0   Leica compact film cameras:
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.2   Leica Minilux 35mm film camera
7artisans 50mm f/1.1   Leica CM 35mm film camera
Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f//1.4    
Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 "rigid" Series II   Leica R lenses:
Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 19mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 50mm Elmar-M f/2.8 collapsible   Leica 35mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 75mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/1.25   Leica 50mm Summicron-R f/2.0
7artisans 75mm f/1.25   Leica 60mm Macro-Elmarit f/2.8
Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4   Leica 80mm Summilux-R f/1.4
Leica 90mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.5   Leica 90mm Summicron-R f/2.0
Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 180mm R lenses
Leica 90mm Summarit-M f/2.5   Leica 250mm Telyt-R f/4.0
Leica 90mm Elmarit f/2.8   Leica 400mm Telyt-R f/6.8
Leitz 90mm Thambar f/2.2   Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leitz Cine lenses:   Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/4.0
Leica Cine lenses from Leitz Cine Wetzlar    
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History and overview:   Leica S1 digital scan camera
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Leica Definitions   Leica S
Leica Lens Compendium    
Leica Camera Compendium   "Magic of Light" 4K Television Channel
The Solms factory and Leica Wetzlar Campus   Thorsten von Overgaard YouTube Channel
     
Photography Knowledge   Thorsten Overgaard books and education:
Calibrating computer screen for photographers   Thorsten Overgaard Masterclasses & Workshops
Which Computer for Photographers?   Lightroom Survival Kit (Classic)
What is Copyright? Advice for Photogarphers   Lightroom Presets by Overgaard
Synchronizing Large Photo Archive with iPhone   Lightroom Brushes by Overgaard
Quality of Light   Capture One Software
Lightmeters   Capture One Survival Kit
Color meters for accurate colors (White Balance)   "Finding the Magic of Light" eBook (English)
White Balance & WhiBal   "Die Magie des Lichts Finden" eBook (German)
Film in Digital Age   "The Moment of Impact in Photography" eBook
Dodge and Burn   "Freedom of Photographic Expression" eBook
All You Need is Love   "Composition in Photography" eBook
How to shoot Rock'n'Roll   "A Little Book on Photography" eBook
X-Rite   "After the Tsunami" Free eBook
The Origin of Photography   The Overgaard New Inspiration Extension Course I
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The Story Behind That Picture:   Learn with Thorsten Overgaard:
More than 250 articles by Thorsten Overgaard   Leica M9 Masterclass (video course)
Thorsten Overgaard Workshop Schedule   Leica M10 Masterclass (video course)
    Leica M240 Masterclass (video course)
Leica Forums and Blogs:   Leica Q Masterclass (video course)
Leica M11 / M240 / M10 User Forum on Facebook   Leica Q2 Masterclass (video course)
Jono Slack   Leica TL2 Quick Start (video course)
Sean Reid Review (reviews)   Street Photography Masterclass (video course)
Heinz Richter's Leica Barnack Berek Blog   Adobe Photoshop Editing Masterclass
I-Shot-It photo competition   The Photoraphers Workflow Masterclass
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    Capture One Survival Kit 22
     
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Thorsten Overgaard
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish born multiple award-winning AP photographer, known for his writings about photography and Leica cameras. He travels to more than 25 countries a year, photographing and teaching workshops which cater to Leica enthusiasts. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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Contents:

PAGE 1:
"Leica M Reloaded"
"The Leica M9 in short"
"ISO performance"
"Possible M9 errors"
"Hidden features"
"Memory card test"
Video: "Assembling the Leica M9"
"Grey Leica is the new black"
"Wear it like Seal"
Leica with student discounts
"Leica Delivery Register"
"Lens coding"
"The LCD screen"
"Cleraning he camera"
"Light metering and exposure"
"White balance"
"DNG & JPG files"
"Better files on the Leica M9"
Breaking news: Leica M9 now supported in Adobe Ligthroom 2.6
Lightroom RAW-conversion and digital workflow"
"Leica M9 profile for Lightroom"
"The Leica M9 sensor"

PAGE 2:
"Tool of the artist" with work by Birgit Krippner, Jonathan Slack, Thorsten Overgaard and Simon.
"The New Lenses for Leica M9"
"The reportage camera"
"Wedding Photography"
"DMR and M9 comparison"
"Skin tones and the Leica M9"


PAGE 3:
"Leica M9 goes to work"
Horror video of Leica M9 inside an owen at an oil factory and Leica M9 at a water cleaning facility.


PAGE 4:
"One week in London with seven pairs of socks, five t-shirts and one Leica M9"
"Could it be as simple as just that?"
"But all those nice cameras and lenses"
"Which lenses for the Leica M9..?"
"21mm Summilux-M"
"24mm Summilux-M"
"35mm Summicron-M"
"50mm Summicron-M"
"50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0"
"75mm Summicon-M ASPH"
"The classic lenses"
"The Leica Mayfair embassy"
"The digital age requires new lenses - or does it?"
"Perfection or unique?"
"What I have learned in life so far"
"The "Know your equipment" -factor"


PAGE 5:
Birgit Krippner
Article no 1 in the series "Shooting style of Leica M9 photographers"


PAGE 6:
Riccis Valladares
Article no 2 in the series "Shooting style of Leica M9 photographers"


PAGE 7:
"Sexy stuff for the worlds most sexy camera"
- Engraving the Leica M9, leather and other a la carte options.
- Photo bags and camera straps.
- Thumbs-Up.
- Diopters.
- External viewfinders.
- Sexy Leica lenses.
- Stealt look for Leica M9.
- Leica M9 Titanium limited edition.
- Walter de'Silva.
- iPhone version Leica M9.
- X-Rite color management.
- Leica gloves from Tokyo.


PAGE 8:
"Ten Days in the Caribbian with the Leica M9"
- Leica M9 versus Leica R9/DMR.


PAGE 9:
Chris Tribble
Article no 3 in the series "Shooting style of Leica M9 photographers"


PAGE 10:
"Copenhagen Fashion Week from the viewpoint of the Leica M9"


PAGE 11:
"The Leica M9 in New York City and Brooklyn"


PAGE 12:
"My Leica M9 best practice as of April 2010"
- "The Leica M9 in Los Angeles"
- Shooting with shutter speed only as only variable.
- 200 ISO or 800 ISO.
- Battery time.
- Shooting Noctilux in sunshine.
- Lens coding.
- Software and memory cards.
- Black and white along DNG color.
- Compressed or un-compressed?
- White balance with Leica M9.

 

 

 
           
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