Thorsten von Overgaard's Photography Website
  Get Newsletter & Free eBook  

Leica M9 digital rangefinder camera
      Thosten von Overgaard on Facebook Thorsten von Overgaard on Twitter Thorsten von Overgaard on Instagram Thorsten von Overgaard on Google+ Thorsten von Overgaard on Leica Fotopark Thorsten von Overgaard on LinkedIn Thorsten von Overgaard on BlipFoto Pinterest Thorsten von Overgaard on Flickr Thorsten Overgaard on YouTube Thorsten Overgaard video on Vimeo Thorsten Overgaard on Tumblr Thorsten von Overgaard on Exposure Thorsten von Overgaard on 500px
Bookmark and Share Clip to Evernote    
Leica M9 Digital Rangefinder Camera

Leica M9 Digital Rangefinder Camera - index and links

Index of Thorsten von Overgaard's user review pages covering Leica M9, Leica M9-P, M-E, Leica M10,
Leica M 240, Leica M-D 262, Leica M Monochrom, M 246  as well as Leica Q and Leica SL:

Leica M9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20   M9-P
Leica M10
V 1 2 3 4 5                             M10-P
Leica M 240
P 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44         What if?
Leica M-D 262 1 2                        
Leica Monochrom 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Leica Q 1 Leica Q2: 1   Leica TL2: 1 2              
Leica SL 1 2 3 4 5 6 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 Unfortunately location of things some times change, so links run out of date.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
Leica Store Tokyo
Leica Camera AG



Leica M9 official Leica Camera AG micro-website

Leica M9 user forum on the Leica Camera User Forum

Leica user forum on 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 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

"Love at First Sight" Leica M9 review at

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

Leica M9 Titanium: Preliminary Analysis




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.



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






Index of Thorsten von Overgaard's user review pages covering Leica M9, Leica M9-P, M-E, Leica M10,
Leica M 240, Leica M-D 262, Leica M Monochrom, M 246  as well as Leica Q and Leica SL:

Leica M9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20   M9-P
Leica M10
V 1 2 3 4 5                             M10-P
Leica M 240
P 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44         What if?
Leica M-D 262 1 2                        
Leica Monochrom 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Leica Q 1 Leica Q2: 1   Leica TL2: 1 2              
Leica SL 1 2 3 4 5 6 Leica CL: 1 2             Books

Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Article Index
Leica M cameras:   Small Leica cameras:
Leica M10   Leica Q full-frame mirrorless
Leica M10-P   Leica CL
Leica M Type 240 and M-P Typ240   Leica TL2
Leica M-D Typ 262 and Leica M60   Leica Digilux 2 vintage digital rangefinder
Leica M Monochrom Typ246 digital rangefinder   Leica Digilux 1
Leica M Monochrom MM digital rangefinder   Leica Sofort instant camera
Leica M9 and Leica M-E digital rangefinder   Leica Minilux 35mm film camera
Leica M9-Professional digital rangefinder   Leica CM 35mm film camera
Leica M4 35mm film rangefinder    
Leica M lenses:   Leica SLR cameras:
Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica SL 2015 Type 601 mirrorless fullframe
Leica 21mm Leica Super-Elmar-M ASPH f/3.4   Leica R8/R9/DMR film & digital 35mm dSLR cameras
Leica 21mm Super-Angulon-M f/3.4   Leica R10 [cancelled]
Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica R4 35mm film SLR
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH FLE f/1.4 and f/1.4 AA   Leica R3 electronic 35mm film SLR
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leicaflex SL/SL mot 35mm film SLR
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95    
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0 and f/1.2   Leica SL and TL lenses:
Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f//1.4    
Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0    
Leitz 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 "rigid" Series II   Leica R lenses:
Leica 75mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/1.25   Leica 19mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4   Leica 35mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 75mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 50mm Summicron-R f/2.0
Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 60mm Macro-Elmarit f/2.8
Leica 90mm Summarit-M f/2.5   Leica 80mm Summilux-F f/1.4
Leica 90mm Elmarit f/2.8   Leica 90mm Summicron-R f/2.0
Leitz 90mm Thambar f/2.2   Leica 180mm R lenses
    Leica 400mm Telyt-R f/6.8
Leica Cine Lenses:   Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica Cine lenses from CW Sonderoptic   Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/4.0
History and overview:   Leica S:
Leica History   Leica S1 digital scan camera
Leica Definitions   Leica S2 digital medium format
Leica Lens Compendium   Leica S digital medium format
Leica Camera Compendium    
The Solms factory and Leica Wetzlar Campus   "Magic of Light" Television Channel
    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
Synchronizing Large Photo Archive with iPhone   Capture One Survival Kit
Quality of Light   "Finding the Magic of Light" eBook (English)
Lightmeters   "Die Magie des Lichts Finden" eBook (German)
Color meters for accurate colors (White Balance)   "The Moment of Impact in Photography" eBook
White Balance & WhiBal   "Freedom of Photographic Expression" eBook
Film in Digital Age   "Composition in Photography" eBook
Dodge and Burn   "A Little Book on Photography" eBook
All You Need is Love   "After the Tsunami" Free eBook
How to shoot Rock'n'Roll   The Overgaard New Inspiration Extension Course I
X-Rite   The Overgaard Photography Extension Course
The Origin of Photography    
Hasselblad/Imacon Flextight 35mm and 6x6 scanner   Leica M9 Masterclass (video course)
Leica OSX folder icons   Leica M10 Masterclass (video course)
    Leica M240 Masterclass (video course)
    Leica Q Masterclass (video course)
Bespoke Camera Bags by Thorsten Overgaard:   Leica TL2 Quick Start (video course)
"The Von" travel camera bag   Street Photography Masterclass (video course)
"Messenger" walkabout bag    
"24hr Bag" travel bag   Thorsten von Overgaard oin Amazon:
"The Von Backup" camera backpack   "Finding the Magic of Light"
Leica Photographers:    
Jan Grarup   Riccis Valladares
Henri Cartier-Bresson   Christopher Tribble
Birgit Krippner   Martin Munkácsi
John Botte   Jose Galhoz
Douglas Herr   Milan Swolf
Vivian Maier  
Morten Albek    
Byron Prukston   Richard Avedon
The Story Behind That Picture:   Thorsten Overgaard on Instagram
More than 200 articles by Thorsten Overgaard   Join the Thorsten Overgaard Mailing List
Thorsten Overgaard Workshop Schedule   Thorsten Overgaard on Twitter
    Thorsten Overgaard on Facebook
Leica Forums and Blogs:    
Leica M10 / M240 / M246 User Forum on Facebook   Heinz Richter's Leica Barnack Berek Blog
Jono Slack   Leica Camera AG
Steve Huff Photos (reviews)   Leica Fotopark
Erwin Puts (reviews)   The Leica Pool on Flickr (blog)   Eric Kim (blog)
Luminous Landscape (reviews)   Adam Marelli (blog)
Sean Reid Review (reviews)   The Leica User Forum
Ken Rockwell (reviews)   Shoot Tokyo (blog)
John Thawley (blog)   I-Shot-It photo competition
The Von Overgaard Gallery Store:    
Hardware for Photography   Von Overgaard Ventilated lens shades:
Bespoke Camera Bags and Luxury Travel Bags   Ventilated Shade for Current 35mm Summilux FLE
Software for Photography   Ventilated Shade E46 for old Leica 35mm/1.4 lens
Signed Prints   Ventilated Shade for Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH
Mega Size Signed Prints   Ventilated Shade E43 for older 50mm Summilux
Mega Size Signed Limited Prints   Ventilated Shade for 35mm Summicron-M ASPH
Medium Size Signed Limited Prints   Ventilated Shade for older 35mm/f2 lenses
Small Size Signed Limited Prints   Ventilated Shade E39 for 50mm Summicron lenses
Commisioning Thorsten Overgaard Worldwide   Ventilated Shade for Leica 28mm Summilux
Thorsten Overgaard Archive Licencing   Ventilated Shade for current 28mm Elmarit-M
Video Masterclasses   Ventilated Shade for older 28mm Elmarti-M
Photography Books by Thorsten Overgaard   Ventilated Shade E49 for 75mm Summicron
Home School Photography Extension Courses   ventilated Shade E55 for 90mm Summicron
Overgaard Workshops & Masterclasses   Ventilated Shade for 28mm Summaron
Artists Nights   Ventilated Shade for 24mm Elmarit
Gallery Store Specials   Ventilated Shade E60 for 50mm Noctilux and 75/1.4






Above: Tokyo February 2011, Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 (II)

Leica logo

LEItz CAmera = LEICA
Founded 1849 in Wetzlar, Germany.

Also visit:

Overgaard Photography Workshops
Von Overgaard Gallery Store
Ventilated Shades by Overgaaard
Leather Camera Straps
Camea Bags
Calfskin Camera Pouches
iPad and Computer Clutches
Leather Writing Pads
Books by Thorsten Overgaard
Leica Definitions
Leica History
Leica Lens Compendium
Leica Camera Compendium
Leica 21mm Super-Elmar-M ASPH f/3.4
Leica 21mm Super-Angulon f/3.4
Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M f/2.0
Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0
Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4
Leica 75mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/1.25
Leica 90mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0
Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leitz Cine lenses
7artisans 50mm f/1.1
Leica Digilux 2

Leica M10
Leica M10-P
Leica M10-D
Leica M9, M9-P and Leica ME
Leica M 240
Leica M 240 for video
Leica M 262
Leica M-D 262
Leica M Monochrom
Leica M 246 Monochrom

Leica SL
Leica SL2
Panasonic Lumix S1R
Leica R9 dSLR
Leica Q
Leica Q2
Leica CL
Leica TL2
Leica Sofort
Leica S digital medium format
Leica X
Light metering
White Balance for More Beauty
Color Meters

Screen Calibration
Which computer to get
Sync'ing photo archive to iPhone
Lightroom Survival Kit
Lightroom Presets by Overgaard
Capture One Survival Kit

Capture One Styles by Overgaard
Signed Original Prints by von Overgaard
The Story Behind That Picture
"On The Road With von Overgaard"

Von Overgaard Masterclasses:
M10 / M9 / M240 / Q / TL2 / S1R /




Thorsten Overgaard
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

Feel free to e-mail to for
advice, ideas or improvements.



"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"

"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"

"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.

"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"

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

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

"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.

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

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.



  · © Copyright 1996-2019 · Thorsten von Overgaard


© 1996 - 2019 Thorsten von Overgaard. All rights reserved.


Web Analytics