Had to go to LA for 2 weeks to supervise a TV Commercial shoot. Saw a chance to further use the DMR/R9 before the next wedding season started. Also took a M7 & new 50/1.4 ASPH. to shoot some B&W on set. In the months since getting the DMR, had a chance to become more familiar with the characteristics of the sensor, especially processing the DNG RAW files ... plus, added a few R lenses to the bag. DMR Update: IMO, LEICA MADE A MISTAKE limiting the ISO to 800. At first I would NOT have said this. But after refining new RAW defaults in ARC that were defined for this camera's characteristics, instead of using the Canon DSLR defaults, I'm convinced that 1600 would've been a no brainer. ISO 800 shots now look like the ISO 400 shots I processed when I first started. Exploring the DNG files has provided further evidence that the 16 bit sensor is indeed a different animal, and has to be learned to get the most from the increased latitude it provides. The slight cropped frame isn't the same as shooting with other cropped frame cameras like a Canon 20D. The viewfinder is big and bright (the same as in a regular R9), just the shooting frame is defined by the DMR replacement screen etched lines. Those used to shooting with a M will be no stranger to this, and the ability to see outside of what you're shooting. I was worried that my bad eye sight was the cause of to many missed manual focus shots. That has improved to the point that I miss few now. I just had to relearn the art of manual focus after too many years of AF. Plus, I added a +1 diopter in addition to the built-in one and was able to refine the focus even better ... must have been right on the outer limit of + adjustment. As I practice with this camera, I am loving the images from many old favorite lenses: 35/1.4, 80/1.4 and 180/2.8. The images continue to delight, and look more film like than the Canon's produce, as well as render skin more lifelike. Here's a shot on set as the film director was thinking about the next scene we had to shoot ... more to come in an hour or so.