Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/03/31

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Subject: [Leica] OT Congrats--Nathan. Alicante may have saved the world!
From: wrs111445 at (W. R. Smith)
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:54:58 -0700 (PDT)

Interesting reading:

--- On Thu, 3/31/11, Nathan Wajsman <photo at> wrote:

From: Nathan Wajsman <photo at>
Subject: Re: [Leica] My M8 is going back for service....
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 9:37 AM

Techie excuses are usually just that--excuses.

Note to self: do not buy a second-hand M8 from that man ;-)

Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Mar 31, 2011, at 4:12 PM, Frank Filippone wrote:

> At first, I was enamored with the whole DIgi-M thing....???New files to 
> look
> at, new SW to learn, just plain NEW to deal with.....? After that wore off,
> I started looking at the files and wondering why stuff was not as sharp as
> my film results.
> I kept reading stories of why this lens or that lens was too old, with
> back/front focusing, why I had not done my testing right, why the problem
> was caused by diffraction, wrong/old/not blueprinted monitor, wrong SW,
> no/wrong sharpening applied, I? was too picky, no direct comparison, other
> rational reasons that I was wrong.
> IOW, I was a sucker for techie excuses.
> Once I got access to another Digi-M, and yet another lens that was not
> giving decent focus results, I made more tests and concluded it was not
> me.... 
> It became.. either it gets fixed, or I sell it.
> Step 1... send it to Leica to get fixed to my satisfaction.....
> We'll see what Step 2 is..... 
> Frank Filippone
> Red735i at
> What really puzzles me about all this is why you put up with such an
> obviously dysfunctional camera for 18 months--you must be the world's most
> patient man.
> Cheers,
> Nathan
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Replies: Reply from steve.barbour at (Steve Barbour) ([Leica] OT Congrats--Nathan. Alicante may have saved the world!)
In reply to: Message from photo at (Nathan Wajsman) ([Leica] My M8 is going back for service....)