Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/04/12

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Subject: [Leica] Comparing micro 4/3 and M8
From: henningw at (Henning Wulff)
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 10:35:05 -0700
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While many people, Nathan and Howard Cummer among them, have had 
problems with their M8s there have also been many who haven't had any 
issue. Mine (non-upgraded) have been just fine, and I didn't treat 
them any differently than I treated earlier Leicas. Many tens of 
thousands of photos, and they weren't babied and show the signs of 
use on edges and slight dings. If the rangefinder is in proper 
adjustment everything works just fine.

At 9:28 AM +0100 4/12/11, Simon Ogilvie wrote:
>Nathan wrote:
>>  I find the M8 to be the most fragile camera I have
>>  owned in a long time.
>Hmm, that's a littlw worrying for what is supposed to be a robust
>professional tool!  Other than the well-documented issues with the
>sensor, what else goes wrong with these?  Are all the issues ironed
>out in the M8.2?
>Your and Adam's experiences with the GF-1 mirror mine - it's great
>with the 20mm lens, and the other PanaLeica lenses are very nice too.
>But critical focussing either at arms length on the screen or with
>that low-res EVF is impossible, and not an enjoyable experience like
>it is with a Leica M.
>Thanks for your advice on getting one with some dealer warranty - I'll
>definitely try to do that.


       Henning J. Wulff
  Wulff Photography & Design
mailto:henningw at

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