Taking the step from a Leica M8 to a Leica M240

In February 2013 i bought a used Leica M8 from Interfoto, which was my first Leica. One and a half year later, it found itself replaced by a M240.

The Leica M8 is a digital rangefinder type camera. When first launched in  September 2006, it was the first ever digital rangefinder camera. The sensor is a APS-H (1.33x crop) 10.3 megapixel Kodak KAF-10500 CCD sensor. 


The camera was in no way perfect, having a smaller-than-fullframe sensor, and no IR filter, giving dark tones a purple tint. Leica supplied and still supply M8 owners with two IR filters, in whichever size they want when signing up on the Leica webpage. 

As a "starter-Leica" this was the ideal camera for me. Being the only digital Leica i could afford at the time, and quite frankly, a pretty good camera. 


This camera have been with me on travels abroad, in-country, slung over my shoulder while biking, on skiing trips, in weddings and even a funeral. 

Even though i have a lot emotional attachment to the camera, it had to face it´s replacer midways in November 2015. I got a really good deal on a used M240, who just had gotten back from Wetzlar. 

Im going to write a review of the M240 in the future, and maybe the M8 if i have the time for it before selling it. 

Here are some images taken with the Leica M240 and a Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f1.1

Mathias