Leica M9 Sports Photography Score
Leica M9 has a score of 59
for Sports Photography which makes it an AVERAGE
candidate for this type of photography. If Sports Photography is important for you, we recommend you to check the Alternative cameras at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Leica M9 Review
Leica M9 Sports Photography Detailed Analysis
Fast Max shutter speed: 1/4000s
Leica M9's 1/4000s shutter speed is fast enough to freeze any almost all sports action and is also helpful when you use a fast lens at largest aperture under bright sunlight. Optical Built-in Viewfinder
During a sports shoot, using a viewfinder allows the photographer to stabilize the camera and reduce the camera shake since it is closer to the body. Besides, it comes handy where LCD screens are very hard to read under bright sunlight.
although not as good as a DSLR body, Leica M9 is good enough for most conditions.
Slow Continuous Shooting: 2.0fps
In the world of sports photography, faster is always better. Environmental Sealings
Most outdoor sports games are held in all-weather, so your camera has to be ready for difficult conditions such as rain and snow. Exposure to dust and water splashes are also very common in sports. Focus Points
In sports photography , you keep continuous autofocus (AFC) mode on for tracking the subject and more focus means better tracking. No Image Stabilization
Due to the lack of sensor based Image stabilization, Leica M9 users have to rely on lenses with optical IS in order to maximize the sharpness of their sports photography photos. Currently there are native Leica M mount lenses with Image Stabilization for Leica M9.
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