Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/05/16

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Subject: [Leica] Live View on the M8 - was shattering news
From: cummer at (Howard Cummer)
Date: Fri May 16 08:35:35 2008
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Hi Nathan,
I agree that Live View on an M8 wouldn't replace a DSLR (that's just  
me exaggerating) but
electronic view finders have advanced a lot, as I'm sure you know,  
from the old Digilux. Look at the live view (922,000 pixels) on the  
D300 or D3 for example. I am not advocating a digital M without an  
optical view finder but think how much more versatile the M8 LV (Live  
View NOT Louis Vuitton) would be with live view - exact framing, up to  
10X magnification for precise focus (like on most LV screens these  
days). It would really ramp up the utility of the M8. I hope it comes  
- but still with an optical view finder too.
PS: See you at Photokina too.
On May 16, 2008, at 6:32 AM, wrote:

> Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 07:48:38 +0200
> From: Nathan <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Shattering news
> To: Leica Users Group <>
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> I don't think Live View would obviate the need for a DSLR. I have the
> feature on my Olympus DSLR, and while it is useful in some specific
> situations (e.g. shooting above a crowd or discreetly taking pictures
> of the se?orita at the neighbouring table), there is no way I would
> ever rely on it for normal shooting. A proper optical viewfinder
> please. I once looked through the electronic viewfinder of a Digilux
> and it was absolutely horrible.
> Nathan

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