I’ve only had this camera for around a week, and haven’t formed any particularly strong opinions about it yet – but did think a 5 Frames post would give me a chance to share a few very early thoughts. If you read my Leica M9 review, you’ll know I was hoping to find that replacing it with the 262 was going to be a relatively painless process. Thankfully, so far that seems to be the case.
Whilst the files it produces are definitely different from those churned out by the M9, there is at least a familiarity to them. For a start, they definitely seem to retain a bit of the magenta based colour when it comes to skin tones. This is something a much prefer compared to the slickly-green skin tones I get out of some of my Sony cameras.
In terms of usability it’s bang on too – so far I can’t fault it at all. I made a point of using the exposure compensation wheel a couple of times when I was out with it the other day. It’s so much easy to use than the jog dial on the M9 – it even clicks nicer making adjustments with the camera away from the eye after a shot easy to do just by counting the clicks. The screen is also profoundly better!
I shall no doubt come back with a more full review once I’ve got my teeth into it properly. For now, here’s my 5 favourites from the first 99 shots I took with it.
There’s a few more shots here