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Subject: [Leica] Stupid questions about M8
From: grduprey at (
Date: Thu Dec 11 11:48:03 2008


Congrats on the new M8 (.2?). ?No reason to not use the soft release, and 
yes there is a longer travel with the M8. ?As for the Review mode, you only 
get the histogram by pressing the Info button. ?You will find the meter has 
its quirks for tough exposure situations, as it is not the usual center 
weighted pattern, but I have found you get better results by metering 
manually, or taking a reading of the important levels, locking the exposure 
with the shutter release then recomposing and taking the shot. YMMV.

Gene -------------- Original message from Nathan Wajsman 
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> Well, my M8 arrived yesterday, and last night I charged the battery,  
> updated the firmware, and set up the camera to my liking. I do have  
> two somewhat stupid questions:
> 1) It seems that the shutter release needs to be pushed harder and  
> further than I remember with the film Ms. I still have several of  
> Tom's soft releases. Is there any reason why I should not put one on  
> the M8? Or does he have a special digital edition ;-)
> 2) More importantly, a question about the instant review. On my E3, it  
> pops up for 3 seconds and shows me the picture and the histogram. On  
> the M8, whatever I do (and yes, I have looked in the manual) it just  
> shows me the picture. In PLAY mode, it does display what I want, but  
> the review if picture only. Am I missing something, or is the M8 just  
> designed that way? (I hope not, since the most useful function of  
> instant review is the histogram).
> Today, I will test the camera the Ted Grant way: I will just go and  
> take some pictures.
> TIA,
> Nathan
> Nathan Wajsman
> Alicante, Spain
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