Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/19

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Subject: [Leica] un-believable
From: sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter)
Date: Fri Dec 19 17:06:03 2008
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On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 6:49 PM, Yama Nawabi <> wrote:

>  I just don't agree with how much they're charging for it. I understand the
> M8 is hand-built and the RF mechanism is expensive, but I am a firm 
> believer
> that it could have been a lot better under different guidance.

Or a lot different. I happen to like what it turned out to be.

> I may be young,

I'm not criticizing your youth.  I would love to have a little bit more of

> but I'm well enough versed in electronics to differentiate between good and
> bad electronic components!


> The M8 has been out since 2006. So has the D80. Each camera has 10.1
> megapixels, decent noise per ISO, but the price was very different.

Yes. One company make thousands, the other makes hundreds.

> Now, Nikon has a d90 with noise handling that exceeds other cameras,

Smoke and mirrors.  I'd rather take possession of the noise and fix it my
way tahn leave it to the camera.

> but the M8.2 has the same sensor. I think when you pay such a premium, you
> are warranted in at least a marginal sensor upgrade.

I''m pretty happy with the image my camera produces.

> Man. I just realized I'm talking to a bunch of people who own M8s...don't
> be offended! Your camera is still amazing. I wish I had one mself, as 
> stated
> previously. I'm just comparing between then and now.
> Your 35mm Summicron would amaze you on an M8.  Are you near someone who has
an M8?  You mightwant to play with one, and we all would be happy to let


Natchitoches, Louisiana

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