Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/22

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Subject: [Leica] a quick hello
From: mingthein at (Thein Onn Ming)
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 09:01:58 +0800
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Thanks Mark.

I'm thinking about a D700 to complement the M8 but it's still a bit  
too big. Maybe that new Pentax K7 will prove interesting...

On May 23, 2009, at 12:24 AM, Mark Pope wrote:

> So much for a 'quick hello' :-)
> What a great debate to start on the LUG...
> I really enjoyed the pictures Ming.  I thought Tina's comments  
> about the FF DSLRs gathering dust was interesting.  I've just got a  
> second M8 body - it was going to be a toss-up between a 5D Mk II  
> body or M8 and the M8 won in the end.  I will keep my canon lenses  
> and continue to use my 20Ds for the forseeable future.  The outfit  
> is 'good enough' for long lens and macro work.
> Whilst I don't do an awful lot of street or people photography, I  
> find the M8 just suits my way of working, though I do enjoy working  
> in LF from time to time.
> Tina's comments on L series lenses and CA I think may have sealed  
> the deal for me.  I think my next purchase will be an 18mm Super- 
> Elmar - in fact I decided to get the filter for this lens as a  
> freebie when I registered the M8.  Just need to sell my darkroom  
> and save some more pennies to get the lens...
> Hope you enjoy the LUG.
> All the best
> Mark
> Mark Pope,
> Swindon, Wilts
> UK
> Homepage     
> Blog         
> Picture a week (2009) 
> gallery=paw/2009
>                (2008) 
> gallery=paw/2008
> Thein Onn Ming wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I'm new here so I thought I'd quickly introduce myself. Where to  
>> start...apart from showing the same equipment addiction symptoms  
>> as everybody else here, I'm a contributing editor for a photo  
>> magazine in Malaysia and shoot mainly watches, photojournalism and  
>> architecture - though I did do wildlife for a while. I'm a recent  
>> Leica convert - everybody thought I was mad, and some still do,  
>> when I traded my D3 for an M8 - but loving the different  
>> perspective I get from shooting RF.  I have a regularly updated  
>> (daily, pretty much) flickr page at -  
>> please drop by and take a look.
>> Cheers
>> Ming
>> THEIN Onn Ming
>> *photohorologer ming at
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THEIN Onn Ming
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