Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/07

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Subject: [Leica] No M9 in the near future
From: ken at (Ken Iisaka)
Date: Fri Mar 7 14:01:31 2008
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I bought mine a little over a year ago.  Except at stupid high ISO, my
M8/Summilux-ASPH 35mm is just as great as my friend's Canon 5D and a
50/1.4 lens, in a much smaller, lighter package, with more accurate
manual focussing.

If I am to go on an extended trip, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another
M8 today, with a full knowledge that a better one is on its way.  I
may buy a used one, however, if available.

On 3/7/08, Mark Rabiner <> wrote:
> > I did, because I wanted to start taking digital photographs with my
>  > Leica M lenses.
>  >
>  > It is not like a full-frame sensor will solve all problems.  The
>  > variations in the position of the exit pupil of lenses will mean that
>  > the image quality in the corners will be compromised, and the will
>  > certainly be other compromises, too.
>  >
>  > My M8 at ISO640 and Summilux-ASPH 35mm takes far better photographs
>  > than my M6 with Noctilux, with ISO400 film.  'nuf said.
>  >
>  > On 3/7/08, Mark Rabiner <> wrote:
>  >>
>  >> Who is going to buy a current M8 when a full frame version is in the 
> wings?
> You bought it how long ago Ken?
>  A full frame was less in the wings then.
>  Strictly a Canon thing.
>  Mark William Rabiner

Ken Iisaka
first name at last name dot org or com

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