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Subject: [Leica] Well I went and did it
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 18:14:26 -0400
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Yea, Harrison!!  You will never regret getting the M9!  I haven't coded my
lenses yet, except the Noctilux which I had coded in New Jersey.  No
problems there.  I'm using everything from the 12 Voigtlander to the 135
Hektor.  None of them are coded.  I just enter them in the manual menu on
the M9 (when I remember).  All of the Leica lenses are listed there and you
just choose the one you are using.  If I'm using a Voigtlander, I just
choose the nearest Leica focal length.  I'm sure purists would have a heart
attack, but it all works fine.  I'm using Sandisk Extreme and the Leica
recommended Transcend cards.  No problems with any of them.  The newer ones
are much faster than older ones, though.

I can't wait to see the photos you get with the M9.  Welcome back to the
Leica side of photography.


On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Harrison McClary <lists at> 

>  I ordered an M9.  It will be delivered soon.  Can't wait to play with it.
>  Since I have not been reading the LUG in a long while, just do not have 
> the
> time. I have a few quick questions so that I can get the most out of the
> camera.
> 1) where is the best place to get the lenses coded?  I know some will say
> Leica, anywhere else who is quick, reliable, and reasonable?  I really do
> not want a 2 or three week turnaround.
> 2) Is it really necessary to get the lenses coded? Lenses I have are the
> Voigtlander 12 (how would one even code that animal?) The 28 elmarit pre
> asph, 35 'cron 3rd, 50 noctilux with builtin hood, 90 'cron pre asph.  I
> also have and use the 40 1.4 Voigtlander and 50 f 2.0 Konica Hexxanon M.
>  Which of those really need the coding and which do not?
> 3) What memory cards "play" best with the M9?
> I have been shooting my Leica glass on my little G2 for the past month or
> two and absolutely love it.  That is one thing that has made me want the M9
> so bad.  I had forgotten how sweet the small cameras are. So much better
> than these heavy 1D3 and 1D4 monsters I am lugging around.
> Thanks!
> Harrison.
> --
> Harrison McClary
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Tina Manley, ASMP

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