April Fool not so foolish after all
When I wrote my April 1 article on the M3D screenless M it wasn't as tongue-in-cheek as you might have thought. The M-D, which arrived at 2 pm this afternoon, had been heavily remoured (although I don't publish rumours, I stick with manufacturers' embargoes wherever possible) and I had a fairly good idea the camera would be launched soon. I didn't really expect it to have a faux film-advance lever, but the rest of my conjecture was pretty accurate. Of course, I was able to rely on the previous knowledge of the M60 Edition.
I am delighted Leica had the strength of purpose to go through with this camera and bring it to dealers' shelves. They've played a blinder and the M-D is what Leica enthusiasts have been waiting for. I can't wait to get my hands on one for test, although I suspect this is one camera I could review sight unseen.