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Subject: [Leica] Live View on the M8 - was shattering news
From: leicachris at (Chris Williams)
Date: Fri May 16 08:41:55 2008
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I've had my Nikon D3 for a few months now. I turned on "Live View" once to 
look at it. Wow,great, have not even thought of why I would use it.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Howard Cummer" Subject: [Leica] Live View on the M8 - was shattering 

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,
> 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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