Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/11/11

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Subject: [Leica] M8 in Palo Alto
From: richard-lists at (Richard)
Date: Sat Nov 11 00:12:36 2006
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K&S has M8 for demos...???? Hmm...

At 11:51 PM 11/10/2006, pmcc wrote:

>This evening a group of BALUGs met for dinner before
>going to see a demo at Keeble & Shuchat of the current
>Leica digital cameras, including the M8. Keith and
>Mark Lee, John Gong, Ken Iisaka and yours truly were
>there. Ralph Hagenauer from Leica Germany gave a Power
>Point presentation, and various models were passed
>around and made available for handling. Being aware of
>the various cavils and misgivings about the M8 raised
>on the LUG and elsewhere on the net, we were all
>predisposed to be somewhat skeptical and underwhelmed.
>Well, I for one came away with red dots in my eyes,
>and I don't think I was alone.  The camera looks,
>feels and handles just like an M camera, and seems
>impressively well built.  It is also clear that Leica
>is aware of the IR sensitivity issues and others that
>have been raised, and we are given to understand that
>fixes will be proposed soon. My sense is that the M8
>makes for a relatively painless transition for the M
>shooter from film to digital -- cost aside, of course.
>  That's the last 2 cents you'll be getting from me for
>a while, as I now have a good reason to save my

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