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

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Subject: [Leica] Trying to understand M8
From: richard-lists at (Richard)
Date: Sat Sep 16 19:08:00 2006
References: <> <001101c6d9ca$fd830080$c4f96b44@newukolbqveo9i>

Wait a couple months, and may be I will sell mine :-)

First! As others mentioned, the 6 bit encoding is probably only for JPG 

auto flash usage. Which I am sure most people don't care about.

Speaking of which though, one thing does seem to be missing is a studio 
flash sync?!!! What's up with that? I guess one can use some thing of 
hotshoe flash to studio flash sync connector?

At 01:02 PM 9/16/2006, you wrote:

>All of this makes me start looking at the few Epson digital rangefinders
>still out there.
>Jeffery Smith
>New Orleans, LA
>-----Original Message-----
>[] On Behalf Of John
>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?

// richard (This email is for mailing lists. To reach me directly, please 
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In reply to: Message from jbcollier at (John Collier) ([Leica] Trying to understand M8)
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