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> M8 Prototype or not, I had/have the option of buying a M9 and decided that > in MY financial picture, it was not an option. The M8 is as good as I can > or will be able to afford. Yes, I threw on a third party 2 year warranty. > I am sure I will need it. > > Respect both the financial as well as the technical values to choice...... > > Frank Filippone > red735i at earthlink.net > Coming up with seven grand for a camera is certainly not something I've been able to fully pre visiouaize yet. Making this happen is going to be a bit of a trick and whatever it is up my sleeve I've not found it yet. So I have nothing but empathy for someone telling me they don't got seven grand for an M9. But I don't see it all all like "I have 7 grand for Leica's lasted tweak in its M system.: which it almost sounds like the case you're making here. This is not a tweak over an M8. It's a new beginning on solid ground. [Rabs] Mark William Rabiner Yep that's my little statment here and I'm sticking with it. The M9 is a new beginning on solid ground for Leica. A new digital M beginning. And an entirely more viable one. But this is not an idea I'm going to be able to claim for long like I thought of it or something. Its going to be the common consensus that's out there about it by the whole photographic community. I don't think the next step up the M9S or M10 whatever is going to be this dramatic. Or critical. I feel the M9 for Leica is as miraculously critical for Leica as getting out Leica's first digital M was. The M8. As miraculously critical for Leica as getting the M system out after the Screw mount Barnacks. Totally critical for Leica's survival.