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For most practical purposes, I think it's a waste of money to get your lenses coded. Possibly, the known lens behavior might be relevant if the M9 is generating a .jpg, but as an M9 owner, you want to shoot DNG (raw). I will admit that there is a hidden trap in having the camera think you are using a different lens than the one that is in there. Not being really conscious that the LUG gallery has a "button" for disclosing the camera data, I was taken aback when, after posting a shot of a sea gull, I was asked on the LUG how I managed to get that close to that "duck" with a 35 mm lens. Well, it was probably taken with a 90 mm, and the lesson I learned was to be meticulous about manually setting the lens in use every time I changed lenses. Enjoy your M9. Wonderful camera. Herb > 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 >http://www.mcclary.net > > > >_______________________________________________ >Leica Users Group. >See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information -- Herbert Kanner kanner at acm.org 650-326-8204 Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer!