Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/04/10

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Subject: [Leica] News
From: Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie)
Date: Tue Apr 10 02:00:43 2007
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People have succeeded in getting an M8 to read black marker pen lines  
in place of the lens coding, I don't know how soon it will wear off  
but worth a try. I will be annoyed if I do have to pay to change all  
my lens flanges, I would much rather there was a menu choice of lens  
for non-coded lenses.

On 10 Apr, 2007, at 01:53, wrote:

> Frank,
> What is this marker pen method?
> Gene
> -------------- Original message from Frank Dernie  
> <>: --------------
>> The camera is useable without the filter though mostly it is better
>> with. I have no coded lenses, though I plan to try the marker pen
>> method to see if it makes much difference. V1.10 of the firmware is
>> not yet available but my camera works fine. I will be interested to
>> see what changes there are with 1.10.
>> If it were not for the fuss on the internet I would not have noticed
>> some of the M8 shortcomings, as I did not notice the IR sensitivity
>> of the Epson RD1 or Nikon D200 until I read about it on line.
>> I suppose I am just undiscerning.
>> Frank
>> On 9 Apr, 2007, at 03:07, John Collier wrote:
>>> I have criticized the M8, don't have one and seldom post photos.
>>> That is pretty much all that is appalling about me and my mother is
>>> still pretty much glad to see me even though one would think after
>>> 47 years of exposure, my presence might be wearing a bit thin.
>>> However, I am finding it a bit much to swallow that I must:
>>> - use a special filter* (with its attendant reflection problems),
>>> - code all my lenses,
>>> - and wait for a special firmware upgrade (1.10)
>>> before the camera is useable!
>>> I am glad that others are happy and have no desire to dampen their
>>> enthusiasm at all but Leica has done a poor job of it and I am
>>> going to sit this one out.
>>> John Collier
>>> *I am not against filters per-ca and use them where a situation
>>> merits them but I am kicking at having to constantly use one
>>> especially when it ruddy well detracts.
>>> On 8-Apr-07, at 7:26 PM, Robert Schneider wrote:
>>>> while it is interesting that the people who here criticize the M8,
>>>> don't have one and
>>>> often haven't used one...
>>>> but further they don't put their photos out there, taken with any
>>>> camera...
>>>> for others to see...
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