First 30 minutes with my Leica M240. Cold. Fingers numb outside. But great weight, great size and several immediate love items.
The shutter sound is absolutely all is cracked up to be. It sounds very similar to my film Leica MP. No annoying spring rewind that the M8’s and M9’s were plagued with. That is important as it lets me feel a little less obvious when taking photographs in quiet environments. This is a big plus.
Second, the shutter speed dial is much, much more comfortable to move. I usually hold the camera to my eye and allow my right index finger to turn the shutter speed dial. This is good and stiff, but not too much. Just right.
Third, the auto white balance has had varying remarks of difficult to use. I have great the latest firmware, 126.96.36.199 (the same as .11, but installed in the factory). I had some issues with some window reflections that had green and red neon light, interior halogen lights and bright blue sky – so that is understandable with all those temperatures. However, the above shot is in the shade of the entrance to an ally along with morning sunlight coming up. I think it did a great job.
That is all I’ve had time to figure out, but I am confident that this was worth the wait and worth selling a beloved M9-P for.