Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/08/19

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Subject: [Leica] M8 hands-on news
From: at (Douglas Sharp)
Date: Sat Aug 19 02:13:43 2006
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My contact said yesterday that it will definitely be on 
the market, and obtainable, directly post-photokina - 
very probably priced below 4000 euros.

Didier Ludwig wrote:
> Found in the rangefinder forum, posted by the host himself:
>> A friend of mine in NY who has been in business since the begining of 
>> time selling Leica and Zeiss just gave me a report on the M8.
>> He tells me it is an engineering wonder. Typical German quality 
>> throughout.
>> A little heaver than the M7 but looks very much like it.
>> He said it had mechanical frame lines from 24 - 90
>> Very quiet almost silent shutter.
>> Viewfinder magnification of .68
>> Shutter speed from 8 seconds to 1/4000
>> Flash sync of 1/250
>> He say we will probably sell them for $4500.00
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