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Subject: [Leica] M8 sighted!
From: jem.kime at (Jem Kime)
Date: Mon Jul 31 12:12:50 2006
References: <018101c6b4d2$93583080$c000a8c0@yourevf1tfj8b7> <>

And 'Visa pour l'Image' will be when?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tarek Charara" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] M8 sighted!

The Digital M will be demonstrated at a shop in Perpignan during Visa
pour l'Image...


Le 31 juil. 06 ? 20:53, Jem Kime a ?crit :

> Hi folks,
> Its been a little while since I did this, maybe some of you might  still 
> remember me, maybe not...
> I was at a folk music festival here in England this last weekend 
> (Cambridge, to be precise) and what did I spy but a Leica M8 in use.
> I saw a camera, while I was lunching, about 30 feet away hanging on  a 
> guy's shoulder. He was standing in a food queue. It looked  familiar, in 
> parts, in that the lens definitely looked Leica M- esque, with a hood. But 
> I could see a shiny screen on the reverse.  I tried to think what digital 
> camera it could be, couldn't and then  eventually curiosity got the better 
> of me.
> I walked over and looked a little closer, I could see the front of  the 
> camera had the normal Leica text but where the M6 / M7 / M8  'logo' should 
> have been it had evidently been removed. The  baseplate had a battery(?) 
> door on it or maybe for the media card.  The screen was on the left hand 
> of the back with some controls on  the RHS of the rear.
> I didn't see that much more but I introduced myself to the guy and 
> invited him to join me to tell me about his camera after he'd  collected 
> his lunch, he said he would. So I pointed out where I was  sitting (not 
> inconspicuously in a pink polo shirt) and waited for  him to join me.
> The next thing I knew he was nowhere to be seen!
> I guess he'd be under strict orders to keep quiet about it anyway  but it 
> surprised me he'd taken it to a festival with around 10,000  people there!
> He was a youngish chap, maybe no older than early 30's, tallish  (maybe 6 
> foot), slim build and dark haired. I didn't recognise him.
> So, they're out there, being tested, if only I'd acted more  stealthily, 
> and less directly I could have blagged some discreet  pictures of it!
> Hey ho! see you at Photokina,
> Jem

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