Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/13

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Subject: [Leica] 8 or 8.2
From: luisripoll at (Lluis Ripoll)
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 23:37:19 +0200
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Hi Ric,

Congratulations for your M8!!!

I'm a new digital user, others had previous experiences with other  
digital cameras. What I can say is that is really fast to be used to  
be with the M8, some advices, keep always a spare battery and a spare  
SD Card, format the card every time after discharhing, be careful with  
the positions of the power button, I'm used on mechanical cameras and  
quite usually I move it and the camera is dissabled IMO this should be  

I usually use it almost as my MP, mainly on manual speed setting, I  
never work with automatic ISO, for the moment the only lens I have  
coded is the Elmarit 28 ASPH, and I can't appreciate differences on  
the other lenses, I've put the Auto white balance, corrected the meter  
to -1/3, and I always shoot DNG, I prefer preserve the maximum quality  
on my digital negatives.

Be careful changing lenses, the sensor is dirty more fast that I want.

These are my 2 cents...

I look forward to see soon your pictures, of course you will  
appreciate it much more noisy than a M6, this is a shame, also the  
lack of precision of the framelines, but I can live with this "problem".

Good luck!

Saludos cordiales

El 13/05/2009, a las 22:48, Ric Carter escribi?:

> Thanks for all the help on this question.
> I took delivery on a black M8 demo today. Comes complete with a  
> couple of scuff marks so I won't be branded as a newbee;^) No box  
> and no free filters or lens coding.
> Still lust for the black paint 8.2, but can't justify paying more  
> than twice as much. Leaves me room in my work budget for upgrading  
> to CS4. and some other goodies over the next couple of years.
> The 1/8000 shutter speed will be nice with the Noctilux and Nokton.
> While a little louder than my M6, I don't find the sound all that  
> troublesome.
> I know I'll have a million questions over the next couple of weeks.  
> Wish I had assembled M8 tips from the list.
> If anyone has helpful hints, or must dos, please share them.
> Is there any reason to produce JPEGs to go with the DNG?
> Photos soon
> ric
> On May 1, 2009, at 6:47 PM, Ric Carter wrote:
>> Is there any REALLY good reason to pass on an M8 demo and hold out  
>> for the 8.2?
>> ric
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Replies: Reply from kididdoc at (Steve Barbour) ([Leica] 8 or 8.2)
In reply to: Message from ricc at (Ric Carter) ([Leica] 8 or 8.2)
Message from ricc at (Ric Carter) ([Leica] 8 or 8.2)