Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/20

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Subject: [Leica] Professional Leica Users?
From: bernardofeio at (bernardo feio)
Date: Wed Sep 20 08:11:43 2006

I know that this doesn?t take us any were but don?t you think that it?s a 
shame that M Leica gear is almost a toy and not a tool has it was supposed 
to be?
  If Leica turns only to be an expensive toy I will be very sad! 
  So photo professionals what is missing to M to make it a toll again?
  B regards from Portugal
  Bernardo feio

Will von Dauster <> escreveu:  While I've almost 
never used Ms exclusively, they used to be my 
cameras of choice for event coverage and on-site, in-context 
portraiture, as well as various other applications. I also miss them, 
and look forward to hearing how the M8 performs as shipped.

Will von Dauster


On Sep 20, 2006, at 6:30 AM, Tina Manley wrote:

> At 06:06 AM 9/20/2006, you wrote:
>> Hi
>> How many of us "leica users" are professional photographers (and 
>> live from taking pictures) use Leica M equipment for work? And 
>> from those that are professional and don't use M equipment how 
>> many will start using the M8?
> I'm a professional photographer who used to use M's exclusively but 
> I now use Canon's exclusively. I'm still looking forward to 
> getting the M8 so I can use all of those wonderful M lenses which 
> are gathering dust on my shelves. The Canon 1DMII is a monster to 
> carry around, especially with the 85/1.2 attached. The M8 with a 
> Noctilux will be much easier to carry. I'm just hoping that the 
> high ISO's will be as good as Canon's.
> Tina
> Tina Manley, ASMP, NPPA
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