Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/07/23

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Subject: [Leica] A new M from Canon
From: grduprey at (grduprey at
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:42:51 -0500 (CDT)

My M8 has never failed me, rain/snow/heat, works like a Leica should.  
Bought 3 months after it came out, and still clivking away.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Rabiner" <mark at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2012 5:43:08 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Re: [Leica] A new M from Canon

Spending two grand on a six year old cropped sensor is blatantly foolish
even if it wasn't almost guaranteed trouble.
I tried to buy it when it first came out I had the money I'd just sold my
house. But they delayed it. Then they re did it . Then they fixed more
stuff. They were handing out expensive filters for your glass then they
stopped doing it.
To anybody getting good results with your old M8 I say more power to you.
But there's not 6 year old digital camera out there which is worth a quarter
of that kind of money even a full frame one. I'm afraid Leicas first out
digital M is no exception. The M9 however should retain much more of its
value.  Its a camera to take much more seriously. Unfortunately priced as

Mark William Rabiner

> From: John McMaster <john at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:45:07 +0000
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] A new M from Canon
> Wouldn't a sub-$2K M8 make more sense for the Leica glass? Larger sensor 
> than
> X2 or Canon M.....
> john
> ________________________________________
> When that full frame mirrorless comes out with a Leica M adaptor I'll 
> really
> be looking at it as of course I'd like to get my Leica glass going again 
> and
> I need a price point way lower than Leica is about to give me.
> But I'm looking long and hard at the Leica X2.
> The camera is simply gorgeous.
> Mark William Rabiner
>> Aren't you the one that wanted an M10 with an optical VF?
>> Frank Filippone
>> Red735i at
>> Its a mirrorless fairly tiny body with interchangeable lenes but a
>> reasonably sized APS-C sensor. For such a tiny body I think its a very
>> reasonable sensor to body ratio. At a very reasonable price point as in
>> cheap. I like it. Looks like it would fit in most pockets and take very
>> competitive pix against  DSLR cameras three times its size. I call that
>> Leica-Like.
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