Today Sawako and I went up to Osaka and bought a black M9 for me. Here are my immediate impressions. Wow! Full frame! The controls are easy to figure out. It took me a few minutes to get the basics. It's a lot like my M8 but actually easier to operate. I like the wide choice of ISO settings. Right now I have it on ISO 800. (It's evening here.) It is quieter than the M8. Not news. I don't miss the 1/8000 sec. shutter speed. Not yet. I have only tried a few lenses with it and fiddled with the lens detection function. I do not know if it is really useful yet. If anyone has any tips, I'll appreciate them. Here is a shot of my baby in classic black and white.