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

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Subject: [Leica] M8 - a reversal of viewpoint
From: hoppyman at (G Hopkinson)
Date: Thu Mar 15 18:32:12 2007
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I can't wait for the first blog entry where you dunk the M8 in Prescysol to 
develop the DNGs.


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Subject: RE: [Leica] M8 - a reversal of viewpoint

I still like the look of film. The film cameras will always be a big factor
in my photography.

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

On 3/16/07, Jeffery Smith <> wrote:
> 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.
> Jeffery

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