Two Leicas

Leica M9 Voigtlander 28mm f/2 Ultron

Yesterday I went out with the M9 fitted with the Voigtlander 28mm f/2 Ultron and the M8 fitted with the Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar to see what it was like. It actually wasn't as heavy as I thought, and was suprisingly comfortable.

Leica M8 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar

The less I have to change lenses, the less dust spots I will have to remove and the quicker I can process the images. Leica M9 Voigtlander 28mm f/2 Ultron

Leica M8 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar

The M8 probably produces slightly sharper images than the M9. There are some colour problems, but I don't use any IR filters on the lenses. Its simple enough to set up a Photoshop ACR raw conversion preset. Since the M8 only produces 10MP files I interpolate the files, before sending them off to picture libraries. Blowing them up to the same size as GH2 files for example they look sharper, which just shows how much difference having no anti-aliasing filter has.

However the M8 is pretty terrible at high ISO's and I doubt I will move it from ISO 160. 

Leica M9 Voigtlander 28mm f/2 Ultron

Leica M8 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar

I'm planning to use this combination for the majority of my work from now on.

Leica M8 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar  M9 28mm f/2 Ultron

Leica M8 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar  M9 28mm f/2 Ultron