Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/03/15

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Subject: [Leica] M8 - a reversal of viewpoint
From: jsmith342 at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Thu Mar 15 17:01:23 2007

Whenever I got a new Leica lens, I always had to contemplate whether the
camera body, the film, the developer, or the scan/print would do the lens
justice. With the appearance of the M8, we seem to have reached something of
a great equalizer. A lot of variables have been eliminated, and now one has
to wonder if he/she is doing the M8 justice with the lens attached to the
front of it. ;-)
With the Santa Fe trip nearing, I was agonizing over how I was going to get
50 rolls of film to and from New Mexico without the authorities nuking it
silly. For 6 months, I was agonizing over whether or not I would buy an M8.
I finally tried to quell two agonies with one decision and got the M8. It
arrived today. I got a chrome one so it would "go well" with any one my
lenses except the funny titanium-colored one.
Now I agonize over which lens to put on the front of it. Things were much
easier for the young Capa and young HCB, when the answer was "A Leica with a
50/3.5 Elmar" or "A Contax with a 50/2 Sonnar".
I guess I'll start with the 50/1.4 'Lux. Can't wait until dawn.

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