When I reviewed Leica’s new no-frills M (Typ 262) just after introduction I based it on an in-store play at Red Dot Cameras. Leica UK still hasn’t released the press fleet so I’ve been starved of a longer dalliance. This has not been the case for my friend Jim Arnold in Ohio. He was quick off the ball and managed to borrow a camera from Lensrentals. Since then he’s been into a lot of detail and has produced the first real test of an M262 in the wild. It’s an excellent assessment of the new beast and well worth reading. I relied on him for menu screen shots and other details in my brief overview. Thank you, Jim.
The comparison with his own M9-based M-E is illuminating; as is his decision to sell the M-E and invest in a new M262 which he hopes to get next week.