Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/05/11

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Subject: [Leica] I just became a NEFfer...
From: Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie)
Date: Fri May 11 23:39:48 2007
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Leica has never made a cheap camera, the mechanical design and tiny  
production numbers preclude this. I think the M8 is worth it, FWIW.  
The (big, heavy) SLRs are back to macro and long lens only duty, Hurrah.

On 11 May, 2007, at 23:08, Philippe Orlent wrote:

> Thank you for your responses, gentlemen (esp. about the S-C-M button).
> The camera is due for next week tuesday , but I already downloaded  
> the 220+ pages manual and discovered that there was a whole new  
> bunch of things that I didn't know about.
> I hope I'll once master them. And untill then: full auto- or wide  
> open and let all the rest follow mode, ofcourse :-)
> BTW: I really was convinced that there would be only a minority  
> using Nikon on this list.
> But seeing about 6 responses, it must be a majority!
> Normally I get only about 3 :-)
> Only Leica and Canon folks here, I thought! ( Except for Mark  
> Rabiner, who already has given numerous times valuable info on  
> about every camera and lens out there that I ever dreamt or never  
> heard of.)
> And about Canon: I just got the 5D that i rented for this for this  
> weekend, with the 16-35/2.8L first version (don't ask why: too long  
> a story). I have been playing around with it the last hour and boy,  
> is this thing heavy!
> The difference between a DSLR and an M, sadly enough. But there is  
> no alternative ATM. Really a shame that Leica didn't turn up with a  
> digital solution that would have really convinced ALL of us from  
> the start. I wouldn't have minded one second about the 1000 EUR  
> prize difference with its competitors. But honestly, I just don't  
> have that feeling of nothing being better than the M8. Which I  
> definitely had with all its predecessors.
> Philippe
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