Many aspiring photographers often wonder how long their Leica M9-P will last. Generally, with proper care and maintenance, this model can surpass most digital cameras and its average shutter count ranges from 80,000 to 120,000 actuations per lens before needing repair or maintenance.
It is recommended that when the shutter count reaches around 60,000 to 70,000 shots, repairs should be considered as some components may begin to wear down by then. However, since shutter count does not accurately gauge the condition of a camera and its parts, additional signs such as discolored lenses or strange noises from buttons and controls should also be monitored closely.
Regular maintenance of a Leica M9-P can significantly increase its life expectancy. Tightening all connections, cleaning sensitive parts like mirrors and sensors and lubricating worn components regularly are some effective ways to ensure that your equipment functions optimally for an extended period of time.