Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/02

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Subject: [Leica] 8 or 8.2
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Sat, 2 May 2009 10:22:30 -0700
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On May 2, 2009, at 10:17 AM, Mark Pope wrote:

> Ric,
> Decisions, decisions...
> My first M8 was an ex-demo.  My second, which arrives in a week or  
> so, will also be an ex-demo.  It comes with full warranty, so makes  
> excellent sense in my humble opinion.
> The savings compared to the 8.2 are huge - even if I could afford  
> the M8.2, I couldn't justify it on the grounds that as far as image  
> quality is concerned, there is absolutely no difference.
> So the body covering is more grippy - get the hand grip or a thumbs- 
> up if this is a concern.
> The quieter shutter might be nice, given that you do a lot of street  
> photography, but personally, I don't think the M8's shutter is too  
> intrusive.  I'm not bothered either way about the fastest shutter  
> speed being 1/8000or 1/4000.
> The sapphire LCD glass is also nice - but I don't know how easy (or  
> hard) it is to hurt the existing LCD cover.  I hope not to find out.
> As for the snapshot mode - it's not really appropriate on a camera  
> like the M8 in my view, but it doesn't do any harm.  Anyway, with  
> Auto ISO and Auto, it's virtually the same isn't it?
> As far as the precision or otherwise of the viewfinder, you do get  
> used to it, though I must admit the 50/75mm framing is irritating  
> sometimes.
> I also use a Canon 20D which, as everyone knows has a reflex  
> viewfinder.  The pictures always show more than what the viewfinder  
> shows.  I suspect that this is the case with the majority of DSLRs,  
> with the probable exception of a few top end bodies.
> What I do know is whatever model you go for, you will make excellent  
> use of it and I look forward to seeing the results!

these are my feelings too Mark... but the 8.2 is nice, if it tempts  
you and money is unlimited,


> Mark Pope,
> Swindon, Wilts
> UK
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> Ric Carter wrote:
>> Is there any REALLY good reason to pass on an M8 demo and hold out  
>> for the 8.2?
>> ric
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Replies: Reply from kididdoc at (Steve Barbour) ([Leica] 8 or 8.2)
In reply to: Message from ricc at (Ric Carter) ([Leica] 8 or 8.2)
Message from mark at (Mark Pope) ([Leica] 8 or 8.2)