It’s been a long time coming: the Leica M9 is the first full-frame digital rangefinder. Does it live up to the Leica name?
White balance and colour
The M9’s auto white balance is equally reliable, and although the rendition of the 2.5in LCD screen is rather cool, once the images are transferred to a computer they are generally much more vibrant than they appeared on the back of the camera, and colours are accurate.
As always, when shooting JPEGs it pays to switch to a custom reading, but AWB delivers acceptable accuracy in most situations. Often, in fact, images shot in daylight are warmer and more accurate with AWB than the ‘daylight’ WB setting.