Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/16

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Subject: [Leica] Trying to understand M8
From: msadat at (mehrdad)
Date: Sat Sep 16 11:14:26 2006
References: <45066CC50009E8DA@ctsmtpout2.frontal.correo>

Yes to number one, the lens is still a 28mm lens, it feels like a 28mm
lens but with cropping that looks like a 35mm lens

it is still unclear if the coding does anything, 99.99 of all M lenses
will work, i think the coding is like ROM on R lenses. not much use

#3 it is just a little faster than 100, i am not following what you
are trying to understand
. also if you shoot raw format, it will give you +/- 1~2 stops
leverage depending on the lighting conditions.

one thing to note about digital, it is much like shooting slides, the
exposure needs to be precise  or you Will have burned highlights.
(this is one area that that digital needs improvements)

On 9/16/06, Luis Ripoll <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm sorry but I'm absolutely ignorant about digital, I've read the report
> for the M8 and I'm trying to understand three points:
> 1.- Viewfinder framelines: If you fit the M8 with a 28mm, the frameline you
> will see on the M8 would be the 35 mm focal length frameline?
> 2.- What is the purpose of the 6 bit coded lenses?. If I put an "ancient"
> lens on the M8, it should work as well with manual and automatic mode?
> 3.- If the ISO range is from 160 to 2500, and I'm used to be with i.e. 100
> ASA, this implies that the minimum ASA for digital is 160?. On this case a
> lens with a f stop of F4 could be the equivalent about 3,4/2,8 for a 100
> ASA.
> Could someone clarify me these points?
> Thanks in advance,
> Saludos desde Barcelona
> Luis
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  regards, mehrdad

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