This morning I had a meeting with Leica Netherlands to pick up a few 28mm lenses. But of course I just had to see the brand new M10. You’ve probably read a few reviews, plus 10 minutes of use isn’t nearly enough for the tiniest review on earth, but I thought it’d be nice to give you my very honest first impression.

The new Leica M10:

  • is noticeably thinner and with the 35/1.4 Summilux it felt great
  • my M240 felt very obese after that
  • I don’t know what it is, but it also feels more solid, well made
  • the rangefinder itself feels more solid and precise. No idea if this is true.
  • the viewfinder is bigger and with glasses it’s now possible to actually see the 28mm framelines
  • live view has improved, but still can’t keep up with the Q or SL
  • the ISO dial is terrific!
  • there’s finally an interval setting for exposures. I wished I had that while we were canoeing in Scandinavia…
  • this ISO1600 file is very, very much more flexible than an M240 file!