Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/06

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Subject: [Leica] Never be without a camera
From: cummer at (H&ECummer)
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 08:59:24 +0800
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Hi Luggers,
I was on my way to the barber shop today to get a haircut so I would  
look my best for the LHSA meeting in Seattle starting tomorrow and I  
had my trusty M8 with me with the Konica Dual 21mm - 35mm mounted. In  
front of the Georgia Hotel I came upon a fire engine and a burning car:

Here is the unlucky owner giving her details to the fire department. I  
overheard that she just got the car back from servicing and was  
planning to trade it in. Now she doesn't have to.

On the way home after the haircut I stopped in at Leo's Camera on  
Granville Street and popped an SD card in their demo M9, bolted on the  
21 - 35 Konica and shot some pictures at ISO 2500 - I wanted to see  
the noise levels for myself. I noted there are now two settings for  
fluorescent lights. I would judge the M9 is about one stop better in  
noise performance than the M8 - it's not Nikon D700 country by any  
stretch but it is quite a bit better than before.

I guess I'm going to have to buy one. Fortunately I sold enough model  
train stuff on Ebay over the summer to cover the purchase price.
So now I only have to wait until the price stabilizes in Hong Kong,  
and the bugs, if there are any, are worked out.

See some of you in Seattle,

Replies: Reply from shino at (Rei Shinozuka) ([Leica] Never be without a camera)