I serious man. This is what Ken wrote:
First, the LEICA M9 doesn't have a real Leica shutter. Instead of the soft, quiet, slow horizontal cloth shutter of real LEICAs, the LEICA M9 has a noisy, multi-bladed vertical metal contrivance that looks like it came out of a Voigtländer
. It potentially generates more sharpness-robbing vibration.Most importantly, the LEICA M9 shares the same defective, notchy shutter-button design as the LEICA M7
. Instead of having the silky-smooth continuous trigger-pull of better LEICAs, the LEICA M9 instead has notches, or jerks, inserted into what is supposed to be a smooth shutter release. The shutter button of the M9 requires overcoming a couple of progressively stronger detents, and this leads to blurrier images.Specifically, I have to shoot at a shutter setting of twice the lens' focal length to get perfectly sharp shots, versus about half the lens' focal length with traditional LEICAs.
Double the shutter speed, no IS, lousier high ISO performance, M9 is just for connoisseurs and poseurs.