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

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Subject: [Leica] Trying to understand M8
From: jsmith342 at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Sat Sep 16 16:30:17 2006

I suppose that if I limited myself to just shooting with one or two lenses,
the cost would be inconsequential. But if non-coded lenses are an issue with
the M8, the lure of getting one because I could use it with the 20 some-odd
M lenses I now have would be questionable. What would I do with the
Voigtlander, Konica, and Zeiss lenses?

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Henning
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 6:11 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] Trying to understand M8

>All of this makes me start looking at the few Epson digital 
>rangefinders still out there.
>Jeffery Smith
>New Orleans, LA

I can't really comment with authority on what the coding does, but 
the camera does very well without it. The Epson needed something like 
that to handle the severe vignetting that it produced with wider 
lense, but the Leica is free of that.

In spite of having very early firmware in the camera, I'm not sure 
where optimization would have been beneficial. I think its time to 
wait and see. We'll find out shortly, I'm sure as testers use coded 
and non-coded lenses. Maybe it's worth it for some but not others. I 
could certainly understand that.

>-----Original Message-----
>[] On Behalf Of 
>John Collier
>Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 2:49 PM
>To: Leica Users Group
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Trying to understand M8
>Not justifying the price but no. The lens mount would have to be
>changed for one with a relief where the "sticker" goes. The lens 
>would also have to be collimated too. You could take the old mount, 
>machine it and fit the "sticker". This would be cheaper but there 
>would be an edge where thechrome plating might start to corrode and 
>On 16-Sep-06, at 1:40 PM, Jeffery Smith wrote:
>>  Is the "upgrade" any more than a sticker applied to the back of the  
>> lens?  Isn't this something that Porter's Camera Store could sell for 
>> $.99?
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