Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/02/17

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Subject: [Leica] Working with the M8
From: grduprey at (
Date: Sat Feb 17 06:00:35 2007

hi Don,

Good to see you are enjoying the M8, I'm about to start my first full day 
with mine.  I expect to have similar experiences.  One question, what does 
everyone set the color space at?  I'm a bit confused as to what is the 
correct setting.

-------------- Original message from "Don Dory" <>: 

> Working with the M8 for a week I thought that I would follow our elder 
> statesman's (he grins) rules and KISS. So, set the ISO to 650, set it to 
> DNG and out I go. With a fast top shutter speed and very limited noise 
> there really isn't much decision making about the camera other than 
> classic 
> aperture, shutter, and composition. Opening in ACR has been a snap, white 
> balance has been very close to what I want without a lot of fiddling, and 
> the auto exposure has been truly wonderful except in one or two truly 
> unusual situations; think a small beam of light hitting my subject 
> surrounded by darkness. 
> So, for all you folks who have heard all the whiners, ignore the whining, 
> break open the piggy bank, and buy one of these marvelous machines. It 
> truly is an M camera in all that designation signifies. Is it perfect, no, 
> in fact one of my PAW's this week has a perfect example of the magenta 
> issue. But, for a camera that you can control and use like an M, it is 
> perfect. 
> As a way of background, I use Canon and Nikon digital on a daily basis, 
> understand what makes them tick, truly appreciate what marvels those 
> beasts 
> can do especially with off camera flash. But, they don't become an 
> extension of my hand and eye. 
> Tina, I would welcome your input as your shooting conditions should 
> severely 
> stress the IR issues. I have been trying to shoot in tungsten rich 
> environments but have had very few failures. But, my usage has been 
> primarily modern glass which may limit the issues. 
> Don 
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