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

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Subject: [Leica] M8 hands-on news
From: walt at (Walt Johnson)
Date: Sat Aug 19 06:18:47 2006
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Many nice features. Of course most of them have been available on Nikons 
and Canons for decades. Lets see, for $4500 one could buy at least 8 
FMAs. :-P 

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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