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Subject: [Leica] LUG M9 owners ( was [Fwd: Leica Newsletter --05 October2009])
From: imagist3 at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2009 16:18:54 -0500
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feel exactly the same way
about both the M8 and the DMR.

same with the Visoflex on the M8
seeing around the edges is helpful.

yet - M9 lust continues


George Lottermoser
george at

On Oct 6, 2009, at 12:22 PM, Jeff Moore wrote:

> 2009-10-06-13:04:10 grduprey at
>> I never thought twice about the crop factor, I shot what I saw in the
>> viewfinder.
> Yeah, that's always been my experience with the M8.  You make sure the
> picture you want is inside the framelines, and push the button.  It
> continues to be the best camera (for me) that I've ever used, and I've
> never understood the obsession with a digital camera's sensor  
> having to
> be exactly the same size as a hunk of 35mm film used to be.
> Having said that, it sounds as if the M9 is an even better M8, and I'd
> love to have one;  hope to, eventually.  But not because of some  
> special
> magic about the particular format 35mm still film used to have.
>> the M8 works just fine for me... That and the DMR.
> What he said.
> The DMR is a particularly special case -- bulky, slow in a few ways,
> not so great in the dim -- but (in addition to the great image quality
> under the right conditions) it has one fantastic feature which I (as
> an unrepentant rangefinder guy) absolutely LOVE, and despair of ever
> seeing in another SLR: a frameline!  I really really like being  
> able to
> see some context around what will actually be in the picture.  As in a
> rangefinder, it helps me do the visual edit to choose the picture.  I
> know it's just an artifact of the way the DMR is a retrofit, and it
> makes me sad that I'll never see it in a future SLR.
>  -Jeff M
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