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 09:21:22 +0800
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I never said it was a bad camera; on the contrary, I think it's still  
the best general purpose camera ever built. Ever. The next iteration  
will probably go crazy and have too many pixels.

But is it what I need right now? No. Mine *was* getting a lot of  
rest, albeit after a year of non-stop shooting.

On May 23, 2009, at 6:04 AM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

> I would LOVE to have an M8 to use putting my set of Leica glass to  
> use again
> if not just for a while. I imagine though I'd so most my shooting  
> with my 21
> ASPH. Giving me an effective 28mm point and shoot.
> Actually a while might be better than a long term thing.
> Not to be too much of a royal pain but if I found Nikon D3 under my  
> pillow
> it would get no rest for years. The walls of the neighbor would be  
> plastered
> with 30x40's from it; maybe 17x22's which I can for sure do now  
> right in my
> little apartment which what I've got.
> Mark William Rabiner
> " The editors of American PHOTO crowned the Nikon D3 the Camera of  
> the Year,
> applauding its light-gathering capabilities and amazing firing  
> rate. They
> were also impressed with the Live View AutoFocus and overflow/ 
> backup memory
> card slots along with many other advanced features that allow the  
> Nikon D3
> to shine over its competitors. Editors also found that the D3?s large
> viewfinder and prodigious responsiveness make you feel like you?re  
> taking
> better photos."
>> From: George Lottermoser <imagist3 at>
>> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 16:28:41 -0500
>> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] a quick hello
>> Mark - acreage is a wonderful thing.
>> We'd all love to see maximum acreage in our preferred form factors.
>> But acreage is not the end of the image file story.
>> You owe it to yourself to get your hands on an M8
>> and shoot with it right along side your Nikon(s).
>> Then actually compare the files
>> of the same subjects
>> under the same conditions
>> on screen and in enlarged prints.
>> Until then you're just speculating and chanting FF FF FF FF
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THEIN Onn Ming
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